The week passed up quite quickly, with the school reopened for the kids and things became hectic again. This weekend went off as quickly it came in and I didn't' do my usual elaborate meal.
Today's Kofta curry is made with Bottle gourd and the gravy came out very well. I guess this is a recipe that Amma saw on some channel or something. Both Amma and Athamma watch these TV Cookery shows without fail. And when I get back home, it's really so funny hearing what all these chefs do in the name of innovation. Not only impressing the audience but making them their mouthpiece is a commendable job. Meaning Athamma peaches their recipes so much and tells me that I should try it out. I tell her that I have so many recipes yet to make, I surely wouldn't want to try from the shows.
Anyway coming to the recipe, here's a delicious and low cal kofta curry, that makes a great side dish for rotis.
Sorakkai Kofta Curry
For the Koftas:
Grated Bottle gourd - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Besan / Gram Flour - 1/2 cup
cooking soda a pinch
Salt to taste
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Grate the bottle gourd, squeeze the excess water.
Take the squeezed out bottle gourd in a bowl, along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix it all together.
Now add the squeezed out water and slowly make a dough that's stiff. Divide into small balls, making sure it doesn't break up. Steam cook for 10 mins.
Once done, shallow fry for a couple of mins. Keep it aside.
For the gravy
Cooking oil - 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Green chili, chopped
Tomato puree - 2 cups
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
corn flour paste - 1 tsp with 1 cup water
In a bowl, mix the cornflour in a cup of water to a lump less liquid.
In a nonstick pan, heat oil, saute the ginger garlic paste, along with green chilies. Next add the tomato puree, red chili powder, and salt. Bring to a boil. Now pour the cornflour mix.
Simmer and let it thicken.
When the gravy is cooked and thick enough, add the fried koftas and garnish with coriander leaves.
Check out what Vaishali and Champa have made for their weekend.