Thursday, 20 December 2012

Veg Kofta curry with creamy thick gravy.


For making kofta:
1 medium size Carrot grated
2 boiled potatoes
¼ cup green peas
½ cup finely chopped spinach (Optional)
2 green chillies chopped
2-3 garlic gloves- grated
1” long ginger- grated
1 cup homemade chenna/ grated paneer
1tsp cumin- coriander powder
1tsp red chilli powder
1tsp garam masala powder (optional)
2-3 tblsp corn flour
1tblsp maida
¼ cup broken cashew nuts
1tblsp raisins
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying kofta balls

For gravy:
1tblsp cashews soaked
2 large onions
1 medium size tomato- chopped
1tblsp thick curd/ yogrut
1” lone ginger- roughly chopped
4-5 garlic cloves-  roughly chopped
1tsp cumin- coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
 Tomato sauce- 1tsp
Sugar- ½ tsp
2tblsp oil/ butter for making gravy
Kasturi methi (dried)- 1tbslp
Whole garam masala – 2 cardamon, 2 bay leaves, 1 “ long cinnamon


Boil the carrots, green peas for 2-3 min till they become soft. Or u can microwave all the veggies for 2-3 min. Drain all the water.

 Take a bowl. Add potatoes (mash the potatoes), paneer, boiled veggies, spinach, cashews , raisins & all the dry ingredients.. Adjust salt & Mix well. Now make koftas (u can make it round or oval shape as per your choice)

Heat Oil a kadai & deep fry the koftas in hot oil. Deep fry them in low- medium flame till they turns to golden brown colour. Drain the excess oil with the help of a tissue paper.

Take pan. Heat 1 tblsp oil. Add the cut onions. Sauté for a min. Or two till they become translucent. Then add the cute garlic & ginger. Sauté for 2-3 min. Then add chopped tomatoes & sauté for another 2-3 min till they become soft.  Switch off the flame. Let them cool then transfer them to a blender & add the soaked cashews & 1tblsp yogrut to it. Blend all & make a fine paste.

Heat oil/ butter in a pan. Add the whole garam masala. Then add the blended puree to it. cook it for 3-4 min. Add the dried kasturi methi , cumin- coriander  & red chilli powder. Mix well. let it cook for another 1 min. 

Add  tomato sauce. Mix it. Now add 1 cup of water & mix it. Let it boil for 2-3 min. Adjust salt & sugar. Add heavy cream to it. Mix well & let it boil for another 1-2 min.

Now add the kofta balls to the gravy & boil for another 1 min. Switch of the flame. (Just before serving this u can add the gravy to the kofta balls & heat for a min.) Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Your kofta curry is now ready to serve.

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revathi said...

Kofta curry looks fabulous.. worth while to out in so much effort..

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