How to make Steamed Lauki And Palak Kofta -

A very healthy but extremely tasty dish of koftas in a tomato gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Low Calorie Vegetarian Cookbook.

Main Ingredients : Bottle Gourd, Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Steamed Lauki And Palak Kofta

Steamed Lauki And Palak Kofta Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Steamed Lauki And Palak Kofta Recipe

  • Bottle Gourd

  • Spinach peeled and grated 1 (250 gms

  • Spinach blanched and chopped 2 medium bunches

  • Salt to taste

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 3 medium

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Coarse rice powder 3 tablespoons

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • For gravy

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 1 large

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi),roasted and crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 5-6 medium

  • Honey 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Add salt to grated bottle gourd and leave it for five minutes. Squeeze bottle gourd to completely remove excess water. Squeeze excess water from the chopped spinach. Combine the two with potatoes, green chillies, raisins, rice powder, chaat masala, ginger paste, garlic paste, onion and salt in a large bowl.

Step 2

Divide into twenty equal portions and shape into oval shaped koftas. Steam them in a steamer for fifteen-twenty minutes. Keep aside. Heat a non-stick pan. Roast ginger paste, garlic paste and onion on medium heat for five to six minutes.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, kasoori methi and two tablespoons of water and cook for a minute. Add tomato puree, honey and salt. Add one cup of water and simmer for ten minutes.

Step 4

Arrange the steamed koftas in a serving plate, pour the gravy over and serve immediately garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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