Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spicy veg kofta curry

Vegetable kofta is a nutritious dish which is very delicious as well. I modified this recipe and included all veggies to substantiate all the required appropriate calories. In addition to that I also added a bit of essential spices  to tune it to our taste buds.  After steaming  all the vegetables it's crushed to be made into small balls after adding corn flour and chick peas flour after which they are fried  in oil or baked into koftas. These koftas may also be used as appetizers.The koftas are then cooked in a  spicy rich gravy to arrive at this nutritious curry. This is one of the most healthy and tasty recipe worth the effort liked by kids and adults .

For koftas:
  • 1 cup of fresh chopped vegetables (beans,carrot,green peas,potatos)
  • 1 Tspn of chopped green chillis
  • 1 Tspn of corn starch
  • 1 tbspn of besan (chick peas flour or sanaga pindi )
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep fry

For the curry:
  • 2 cups of chopped tomatos
  • 1 tbspn of ghee or oil
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tbspns of fresh cream
  • 1/4 Tspn of sugar
  • Salt to taste

For masala paste:
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 to 4 garlic pods
  • 2 tbspn chopped ginger
  • 1 Tspn of cumin seeds
  • 2 Tspn of coriander seeds
  • 2 Tspn of poppy seeds
  • 2 green chillies chopped roughly
  • 4 to 5 red chillies
  • 1/4 Tspn of Turmeric powder

Procedure for koftas:
  • Boil all veggies before deep fry.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl well.Add salt as required
  • Roll like round ball arrange it in a plate
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep fry.When it is hot slowly  fry  few veg balls until they turn golden brown.
  • Drain it on a paper towel for the excess of oil to come out and keep aside.

For the curry:
  • Heat 1 Tspn of oil  in a pan add chopped tomatos and fry well to get rid of the raw tomato smell
  • Remove from the flame and allow it to cool completely.
  • When it is completely cool down,put it  in a blender for smooth purée
  • Strain the pulp and keep aside
  • Take a wide pan ,add 1 tbspn of ghee or oil  add masala paste and sauté well for few mins until the raw smell goes off.(5 to 8 mins)
  • Now add tomato pulp and let it cook for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add milk,fresh cream,salt and cook on a medium flame stirring occasionally.
  • Just before serving add koftas,mix gently for 2 to 3 mins
  • Serve hot immediately with rice or chapathi or Naan.
Linking this recipe for Faboulous Feast Friday#7  being hosted by Usha&pavani

1 comment:

  1. Curry indeed looks rich and creamy. Yummy. Thanks for linking it to the linky party.