Monday, 12 July 2010

Low Oil-Multi Flour Bottle Gourd Koftas in Red Curry

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Hi Friends!!
I hope you had a great weekend. I too had a nice weekend, err sorry a Sunday with DH as I made him spend some moneyWink, isn’t that worth making me smile. A lot of people might agree with me when I say that shopping and spending money on yourself can be a good stress buster.
When I used to work I had a friend Suvarna who had  widowed then and I never saw her crying or sobbing, instead she would be dressed up smartly and always wore a smile. She used to tell me that whenever she felt low, she would go out and shop..now shopping need not necessarily mean splurge money, she would buy a nail polish, a lipstick or even some flowers to please herself. I truly admired her spirit and have observed it personally that when I feel low and I buy something for myself I do feel good and am self motivated. Do share with me your tips and ideas on stress busting.
Coming to the recipe, I have already shared Steamed B&B Kofta with you which is an extremely low calorie version. Following the same trend of making low oil koftas I adopted another method this time which I will share with you but what made the Kofta more interesting was another modification done to the usual kofta...
Normally to make bottle gourd kofta one adds chick pea flour(besan) and deep fry them. Now, I did use chick pea flour but to a lesser extent and largely replaced it with some more flours to make it more healthy and nutritionally versatile. The resultant was a low oil kofta made with multi flours which surely imparted it the uniquity.
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Ingredients for Kofta
1 small bottle gourd peeled and grated
1/2 inch piece ginger crushed
salt to taste
a tsp of red chili pwd
2 tbsp chick pea flour
3 tbsp corn meal
1 tbsp barley flour
oil for greasing
Ingredients For Curry
3 medium onions cut into large pieces
3 medium tomatoes chopped roughly
5-6 garlic pods
an inch of ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon pwd
1/4 tsp dry ginger pwd
1 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1 tbsp coriander pwd
2-3 tsp kitchen king masala
a pinch garam masala
1 tsp amchoor pwd
salt to taste
5-6 tsp oil
2-3 bay leaves
2 tsp fresh cream
Special gadget required- Non Stick  Paniyaram / Appe Pan
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Method To Make Low Oil Kofta
Mix all the ingredients under the heading kofta and make small balls, if you find the batter too wet add more of these flours.
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Grease the paniyaram pan lightly and put these koftas in them and cook on medium flame.
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Cook from the other side till golden in colour.
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Remove them and keep aside.
Method To Make The Curry
Grind together onion, garlic, ginger, dry ginger pwd, cinnamon pwd together.
Heat oil in a non stick pan and add bay leaves followed by onion paste. Saute, till oil releases from the sides.
Grind the tomatoes and make the puree, add this to the sauted onion paste and saute till the masala gets cooked and releases the oil.
Add the chili pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, salt to taste, kitchen king masala and garam masala and mix.
Add  water about 2-3 cups based how much thick curry one likes. Bring the curry to a boil and then finally add the cream.
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To Serve
Take the curry in the serving bowl and then dip the koftas in that. Leave for 5 mins and then serve.
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Tips-
Always dip the koftas in the curry just before serving as they may break on absorbing the curry.
Keep the consistency of the curry thin as the koftas absorb a lot of it and the curry thickens later.
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40 comments:

Rach said...

Looks so yummy! I loved your idea of using the paniyaram pan instead of deep frying. Healthy and yumm!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Well defined procedure,Luks yum...Using paniyaram pan is too gud idea...

Nithu Bala said...

Pari, I'm drooling here..looks so tempting..I don't have paniyaram pan..think it's time to get one..thanks for sharing this interesting and yummy recipe..If I'm stressed up, I would involve myself in cleaning the house.

Nitha said...

looks delicious and ofcourse healthy too..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Yummylicious and low in fat. Looks splendid!

Priti said...

Pari I did the same way gobi kofta...this looks yum..

kitchen queen said...

slurrrrrrrrrrrp! the koftas look too tempting.I would love to grab them.

Kairali sisters said...

Hmm lovely step by step explanation Pari..kofta curry looks scrumptious..

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Kairali sisters

~ Lopa said...

Ohhh i love lauki kofta... one of my mom's specialty, she used to prepare them when we wanted a treat ;)

Satya said...

omg, I'm drooling here..looks so tempting..gr8 way of reducing the usage of oil ...thanks for sharing this

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice healthy way to eat kofta...........

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I am here after a very long time and wow,your blogs new look and your photography everything looks amazing! You have taken your blog to next level pari! :)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Nice clicks and kofta looks delicious.

Vrinda said...

Nice n healthy kofta curry,gr8 recipe...

Madhavi said...

Wow this koftas looks drooling, nice recipe and very nice presentation too :))

Pavithra said...

Wow looks sooo yummy and tempting pari.. lovely and low fat sidedish sounds interesting.. The newlook is simply superb.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so yuumy curry..nice presentation Pari.

Jay said...

The pics are absolutely brilliant n stunning...awesome curry recipe

Priya said...

Very interesting and beautiful dish, lovely presentation and awesome clicks, makes me hungry..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

trust u to make something with less or no oil.looks great pari

munchcrunchandsuch said...

abt ur stress busting thing- I buy a plant of flowers and give it someone I know..it makes me and the other person happy too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Pari, those are amazingly beautiful and tempting pics. I love the low calorie version. I have to buy the pan, but not getting it in any of the local stores here. I guess, now I have to buy it from online stores only.

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks really great, spicy gravy..and using paniyaram pans is such a great idea..will surely try this recipe..thanks.

GayathriRaj said...

hey thats so yummy...and pics was fantastic.....and that koftas with very little oil is a nice one....

Krishnaveni said...

delicious and colourful curry

Kiran said...

Delicious and healthy bottlegourd kofta curry.

PranisKitchen said...

thats good idea of preparing kofta with less use of oil.. and the curry looks so delicious and liked the ingredients

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wonderful and yummy curry...looks tempting and delicious.

RV said...

DH says life is all about making up your mind, I think your friend follows it diligently. Kofta curry looks delicious and healthy.

Khaugiri said...

Lovely koftas... my favorite:)

Bergamot said...

the koftas look really tasty and that's a nice way to fry them

Nithya said...

Lovely idea and looks really yummy too :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Nice Recipe Pari.Healthy one!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Thanks for sharing this healthy and yummy recipe.

jayasree said...

Tempting pics...Preparing kofta with lauki is something I have been evading for a long time.

Shama Nagarajan said...

different koftha recipe

Ananda Rajashekar said...

great idea for making low fat kofta :)

AshKuku said...

Superb! Loved the healthy means to tackle the tempt.... Perfectly prepared & the captures make me drool over the yumminess of the prep..... :)

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Prathibha said...

I do make this..In order to make it low fat I make them into small tikki's and fry with little oil on both sides on a tawa.Looks really yummy...

Rachana said...

Wow, looks super delicious! Beautiful presentation! Loved the idea of making koftas in paniyaram pan. Will be making this very soon. Bookmarked!

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