Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bottlegourd Koftas


1 medium sized Bottle gourd

1 big onion finely chopped

2-3 pods of garlic

1 tomato(chopped)

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

3-4 tablespoons of Besan (Gram flour)

2 tsp fresh cream

a bunch of cilantro

salt to taste

oil for deep frying


For Koftas

Peel & Grate the bottle gourd. Add 3-4 tbsp of Besan, 1 tsp red chilli powder & salt & mix well.
Scoop 1 tbsp at a time & drop into hot oil & deep fry & set aside.

For gravy

In a pan, saute chopped garlic & onions. Add 1 tsp red chilli powder & garam masala powder. Saute for a few mins & add chopped tomatoes. Simmer & cook for a few mins & turn off heat.
When this mixture cools down, grind this to a fine paste.

Pour the paste into the pan & add some water. Bring to a boil & add salt to taste.

Then add the koftas & mix well. Turn off heat & garnish with fresh cream & cilantro.

Serve hot with roti/paratha.

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