Monday, December 17, 2012

Non Fried Bottle Gourd Koftas

BM # 23   Day 1

The taste of fried food is loved by all, but with everyone getting health conscious  we are switching from fried , oily food to low cal and healthy food.For the 1st day of this BM I have chosen to make gourd koftas. I have made these in a paniyaram mould. I made the fried version too, just to show the difference between the two.Once they go in the gravy it's hard to know that these are non fried.The taste is as good as the fried ones. Though the  fried ones are done in a jiffy, and these take a while to get cooked , but surely no compromise on the taste. Anyway let's get on to the recipe....

non fried koftas

Koftas

500 gms.........  bottle gourd, grated
4tbsp.............. gram flour
2tsp................ ginger garlic paste
2..................... green cilies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp .............whole coriander seeds
1/2 tsp............. red chilly pwd
1/2 tsp .............garam masala pwd
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste.

Peel and grate the gourd.

Sprinkle salt and leave it for a few minutes.

Mix well and once the gourd shrinks ,  squeeze out the water.
Save this for the gravy.
Add rest of the ingredients  to the gourd and mix well.
Heat a paniyaram mould and spray with oil.
Pour the prepared batter with a spoon in the moulds.
Let cook on slow turning them once in awhile as and when they get crisp.
Keep aside.

Gravy
2tbsp.......... onion, dried / fried
4-5 ............. tomatoes, chopped
1tsp............ ginger garlic paste
1tsp.............coriander pwd
1/2 tsp........ red chilly pwd
1/4 tsp........ turmeric pwd
1/4 tsp........ garam masala
Salt to taste
In a mixer put dried onion, chopped tomatoes and ginger garlic paste.
Blend to a smooth paste.
Heat 1tsp oil and add this paste to it.
Let cook till the moisture evaporates.
Add the dry spices.
Let cook .
Add the reserved water and some more to get the right consistency of the gravy.
Let boil for a few minutes.

To serve
Add the prepared Koftas to the boiling gravy and let boil for a minute.
Do not boil for long , else they may break and melt.
Serve hot garnished with some greens.

the fried koftas



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11 comments:

  1. Even am avoiding the frying part of koftas now, loving these droolworthy curry with a guilt free koftas.

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  2. mmmmmmm! Just delicious. Will make these asap.

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  3. Loved the trial with healthy koftas. Just a doubt, is the paniyaram pan same as appam pan?

    Rashmi

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  4. Sounds interesting and guilt free koftas....

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  5. Kofta's look yummy.....totally healthy

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  6. Wow the fried and the non fried ones are so similar - hardly any difference!!! Nice idea to use the paniyaram pans!!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
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  7. like everything you make, looks so beautiful and inviting

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  8. Bottle gourd koftas in paniyaram pan sounds AWESOME.. Curry looks delicious.

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  9. Oh so healthy Vaishali, this will surely make a great guilt less meal..

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  10. I do this too.Its much healthier and really hard to tell the difference between these and the fried ones...

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