Friday, August 28, 2009

Doodhi Kofta - Oil Free

I was very tempted to make and have something yummy.. but got really bored of oily and fried food.. Peeped into the fridge and there was bottlegourd (doodhi).. so made oil free doodhi Kofta
Here's the oil free version:

And here's the normal version (mom in law had made a while ago):

This one goes to Side Dish for Chapati at Viki's Kitchen

For the koftas:
1 medium grated bottlegourd (say 300 gms)
1 medium grated carrot (if you like)
1 cup gram flour (adjust the quantity as per yr choice)
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 medium green chilli chopped
some chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Mix all the above ingredients, no need to add water, as the gourd releases enough water to bind.
For the normal version, you can make kofta like balls and deep fry.. I don’t have a Paniyaram pan, so decided to spread it like an omlette or pan cake on the non stick pan
It was quite thick, and I covered and cooked it for 10 mins on medium flame. Turned over, covered and cooked for another 5 mins. I happened to make 2 pancakes/ omlettes
Once done, cut it into pieces like cubes or diamonds of your liking
This is what mine looked like

For the Gravy
3 medium onions - paste
2 medium tomatoes pureed
1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste

For the magic aroma:
1/2 tsp black pepper powder - freshly ground
few curry leaves crushed
1/2 tsp butter

Cook the onion paste till brown. Then add all the other ingredients and cook till the oil seperates.
Add enough water and bring to a boil. Once the gravy thickens a bit, add the koftas, and cook for 2-3 mins more.
Just before turning off the gas, add the magic aroma ingredients, and your yummy dish is ready!
Mom in law couldn't wait to taste it!! She loved it, and hubby enjoyed it too!!

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