Lauki Paneer Kofta Recipe: extremely soft, delicious and quick recipe to make vegetarian kofta using lauki (bottle guard/squash), paneer (cottage cheese) and Indian spices in a luscious tomato gravy/curry.
Lauki Paneer Kofta | Lauki Kofta | Lauki ka Kofta
What is Lauki Paneer Kofta or Lauki ka Kofta ?
One of my favorite vegetarian meatballs is Lauki Paneer Kofta, popularly known as Lauki ka kofta.
It’s this melt in your mouth, delicious kofta (meatballs) made using lauki and paneer in a saucy delicious gravy.
A quintessential kofta/vegetarian meatballs recipe from the northern part of India.
In India, ‘Lauki’ also known as Opo / Squash, is a popular summer vegetable and if you have also grown up in India like me, you would have had Lauki in some form….curry/sauteed.
And these Lauki Paneer Kofta are everyone’s Favorite be it any age.
What Did You Need to Make Lauki Paneer Kofta?
It’s a simple recipe and you need the following:
For Kofta / Meatballs:
Lauki / Opo Squash – shredded and squeeze any excess water.
Paneer / Cottage Cheese – shredded
Besan / Chickpea Flour (GramFlour) – plain or raw
Basic Spices – turmeric, chili, salt
Fresh Cilantro / Coriander – optional
Making the Lauki Paneer Kofta:
Just mix the mentioned ingredients and form balls.
Then saute/fry the koftas to golden brown perfection over low-medium heat. (this along with less fillers makes this an extremely soft+delicious combination).
Once the koftas are cooked, keep then in a plate and make the sauce.
Once the sauce is cooked, add the koftas and serve along with a favorite choice of side.
I did go a step further and decorated the kofta’s using whisked yogurt (yup, this is light and healthy), fresh cilantro and chopped almonds.
This adds not just a great look but makes it even more delicious.
So, this weekend or even in the week, make these Lauki Paneer Kofta Recipe and surprise your loved ones.
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