Lauki kofta | Made in appe pan

by Priya
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Lauki Kofta, a very interesting recipe using lauki. Here is my version of non fried Lauki Kofta made in appe pan.

A healthy non fried recipe of Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan. Serve it hot with roti or rice. Eat it without the guilt or thought of fried food

Kofta’s are a very integral part of the northindian cuisine. Does this give you a clue of where, us bloggers from Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge went on a food travel? Yes, you guessed it right, the land of wheat, the land of Balle Balle and the land lassi – PUNJAB.

PUNJAB, a big state where agriculture flourishes and the food is just too good. Did you know that Punjab is also known as the Land of Golden Harvests On my bucket list of places to visit in India is the Golden Temple in Amritsar, which is situated in Punjab. A land of spirituality, Sikhs, food and lehengas comes my Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan.

A healthy non fried recipe of Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan. Serve it hot with roti or rice. Eat it without the guilt or thought of fried food
A healthy non fried recipe of Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan. Serve it hot with roti or rice. Eat it without the guilt or thought of fried food

My partner for this round of cooking was Ashima Goyal from My Weekend Kitchen ,she gave Cashews and Besan as the secret ingredients for me to work with and i gave her curd and cardamom. Lauki Kofta was an obvious choice to make but i decided to go a little healthy and make them in an appe pan.

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A healthy non fried recipe of Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan. Serve it hot with roti or rice. Eat it without the guilt or thought of fried food















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Lauki kofta | Made in appe pan
A healthy non fried recipe of Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan. Serve it hot with roti or rice. Eat it without the guilt or thought of fried food
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
A healthy non fried recipe of Lauki Kofta made in an appe pan. Serve it hot with roti or rice. Eat it without the guilt or thought of fried food
Instructions
For the Kofta's
  1. To make the koftas, pressure cook the koftas with a little salt and cool it
  2. Remove excess water from the cooled lauki, add besan, some jeera powder and a little turmeric & red chill powder to it
  3. Mix them / bind them well and form small round balls which would fit inside the appe pan
  4. Heat the appe pan, with very little oil in each of the cavity of appe pan
  5. Place the lauki balls in each cavity and slowly cook on all sides till the sides get a nice golden colour
For the Gravy
  1. Heat oil in a kadia and add onions to it and saute till they get a translucent
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are nice and soft
  4. Add salt, all the masala powders, cashew and mix well.
  5. Grind the above mixture into a smooth paste and cook again
  6. Taste for salt and chilli powder and simmer for a couple of minutes with lid closed
  7. add the koftas and gently spoon over the gravy
  8. Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and a little cream.
  9. Serve hot with rotis or rice
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14 comments

The Girl Next Door July 7, 2019 - 12:54 pm

This looks absolutely delicious, Priya! Love that you have used an appe pan here to create a non-fried version. 🙂

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Sujata Roy July 9, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Lauki kofta looks delicious. You made the dish healthy by using appe pan to fry the kofta in less oil. Superb share.

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Ashima July 9, 2019 - 8:38 pm

I love lauki ke kofte and I am always looking for ways to make it with less oil. Making them in the appe pan is a great idea! Less oil and the same great taste 🙂 I sometimes also steam them.. they taste very different and nice that way too.

A question, in your first step for making the koftas, you say pressure cook the koftas. I think you mean pressure cook the lauki? Also do you pressure cook grated lauki?

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Poonam bachhav July 15, 2019 - 11:31 am

Pressure cooking the lauki before making the kofta sounds interesting ! Loved the use of paniyaram pan here for shallow frying the koftas to make it guilt free affair. The gravy recipe also sounds simple, but it is not clear as to where you have you used the 1/2 cup curd.

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Vasusvegkitchen July 15, 2019 - 6:28 pm

Lauki kofta looks very delicious and creamy. The way koftas floating on gravy is very tempting. Using appe pan to prepare koftas sound healthy and innovative.

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Sujata Shukla July 16, 2019 - 2:08 pm

I am not fond of lauki, in fact I avoid it at all times. Your post however is tempting me to try out this lauki kofta, and I think Im going to enjoy making it as well as tasting it!

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Mayuri Patel July 18, 2019 - 10:31 pm

Delicious looking kofta curry Priya. I usually add paneer to bind the lauki and it was the first curry I introduced to my French daughter in law’s parents. Love the idea of adding cashew nuts and besan. I too love making all koftas in an appe pan.

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Jayashree T.Rao July 19, 2019 - 8:12 am

The lauki koftas taste awesome, i had made it long back. Making the koftas in appe pan is a healthy option, I often make it this way. Tandoori roti pairs up well with this.

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sasmita sahoo July 22, 2019 - 11:45 am

Using appe pan to prepare koftas is making it more healthy and innovative as well. The lauki kofta looks very delicious and creamy 🙂 lovely share !

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Renu July 26, 2019 - 1:30 pm

Lauki kofte in appe pan is a guilt free recipe. I love koftas and the curry, and making in appe pan, I am sure all will be gone before it even goes in the curry. Looks yum

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Pavani July 26, 2019 - 7:11 pm

Lauki kofta curry looks absolutely irresistible and delicious. I feel like grabbing the bowl and have it like that and you have done it perfectly.

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seema sriram July 28, 2019 - 10:22 am

That image of Lauki kofta is left me with a growling tummy just after I have had my dinner. I am actually tempeted to get up and go make this again… and have a second dinner

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Veena Krishnakumar July 31, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Lauki kofta looks so delicious and especially when made in such a healthy way.

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Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth July 31, 2019 - 12:30 pm

Looks like I missed to come around here and comment on this beautiful looking Lauki Koftas! What a beautiful way of serving this otherwise bland and boring looking vegetable… looks totally delicious…

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