Low fat Lauki Kofta recipe

           Lauki or bottlegourd became extremely popular in India when The Yog Guru Ramdev baba advised people to include them in the diet as it helps in reducing weight.It was even available in the fruit juice centers menu card and not so popular vegetable became a part of every household. Lauki has great importance in the Indian ayurveda and has lot of health benefits. Especially having juice made with lauki helps in fat loss.

           I do include them in our menu quite frequently and have posted quite a few recipes with it sometime ago. Lauki parathas is one such recipe which is quite popular in this blog. Many readers have tried and enjoyed the recipe.

            My mom used to make koftas with bottlegourd and we just loved it. I thought of posting it in my blog as its made using the low fat way!!

Low fat Lauki Kofta recipeLauki or bottlegourd became extremely popular in India when The Yog Guru Ramdev baba advised people to include them in the diet as it helps in reducing weight.It was even available in the fruit juice centers menu card and not so popular vegetable became a part of every household. Lauki has great imp...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Koftas
Lauki/bottlegourd
300gms
Green Chillies- chopped fine
1
Besan- or more
1tbsp
Red chilly powder
1tsp
Turmeric powder
1tsp
Salt
to taste
Oil

Steps

  1. Gravy
  2. Onion- 1 large chopped
  3. Ginger- 1' Chopped
  4. Garlic- 1 clove chopped
  5. Green chillies- 1 chopped
  6. Tomato- 1 pureed (Can use store bought tomato puree)
  7. Turmeric powder- 1tsp
  8. Red chilly powder- 1tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Dhaniya jeera powder /Coriander cumin seed powder- 1tsp
  11. Garam masala- 1tsp(I used everest tandoori chicken masala- works well for veg. dishes- gives a spicy flavour and a red colour to the gravy.)
  12. Oil- 1tsp
    Low fat Lauki Kofta recipe
  13. Koftas
  14.   Peel the bottlegourd and grate it. Squeeze out water from the grated bottle gourd. Now add rest of the ingredients except besan (mentioned under the kofta ingredients).Mix well and make small balls with it.Now roll the balls on besan and coat it with the besan properly.
  15.       You can now deep fry the balls and keep aside. Alternatively, I used Aebleskiver pan to shallow fry the koftas.
  16. Add few drops of oil in each depression of the pan. Heat the pan. Now place each ball in the depression. After the bottomside gets cooked,flip and allow the other side to cook. The cooked balls should be golden brown in colour.
  17. Low fat Lauki Kofta recipe
  18. Gravy-
  19.      Blend the onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies to a smooth paste. Heat oil in pan. Add the ground paste. Saute for a few minutes and add rest of the spices. Now keep sauteing till the raw smell disappears. Now add the tomato puree. Mix well. Add a glass of water. Cook for few more minutes. You can add cream now for a rich flavour if you wish.
  20.          Add the koftas to the gravy just befor serving.
Low fat Lauki Kofta recipe

   Serve hot with chapatis/rotis.