November 01, 2006

Kofta Curry

This is my take on the rich, creamy and delicious Malai kofta. I didn’t want to deep fry the koftas and I used Giniann’s tip on baking the koftas. I used my toaster to bake the koftas, but they didn’t turn as brown I would like them to be, so I shallow fried them in little bit of oil to make them crispy and golden outside and creamy inside. Even though I ended up using more oil than I thought of using, it is way too less than the malai kofta’s from the neighborhood restaurant. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:
For Koftas:
Potatoes – 2 medium, boiled, peeled and mashed
Grated Paneer - 1/4 cup
Corn flour – 2 tbsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste

For Gravy:
Onion – 1 medium, chopped
Tomato paste - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - 1"piece
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Light cream – ¼ cup
Salt – to taste
Method:
  • To make the koftas, mash all the ingredients together and make small uniform balls. You can either deep fry them or bake them in a 400ºF oven for 30 minutes. If they don’t turn as golden as you like, sauté them in 2 tbsp of oil and drain them on a paper towel.
  • Grind half of the chopped onion, garlic and ginger into a paste.
  • Saute the other half of the chopped onion in the oil, after they turn transparent, add the onion paste, turmeric and 1/2 cup water. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste, cumin and coriander powder, red chili powder and cook for another 10 minutes. Add water if the gravy looks too dry.
  • Add the cream, salt and koftas and simmer for a little while till the koftas are warmed through.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with plain or jeera rice or chapathis.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Pavani,
    It looks so Rich .Nice dish for parties. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Looks yummy & thatz a nice idea to bake the koftas.

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  3. Was looking for a nice,easy,simple kofta recipe.Got it.Thanks.

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  4. Delicious looking Koftas!! I bake them too!:)) Better than frying antday!

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  5. I am going to make these for dinner tonight! One question - you have tomato paste listed twice in the gravy. Do I use a total of 5 tb?

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  6. Thank you everyone for your comments.

    Hi Sara,
    Two times tomato paste was a type, its just 3 tbsp. Do try and let me know if you like it.

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  7. Hi Pavani,
    You have such amazing and simple dishes here,a little similar to the way I cook,trying to remain simple yet giving the richness to the dish.Whenever I read your blog,it inspires me to make it ASAP!Just keep going...Thx

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  8. Pavani,

    Last time I made these it took me 3 hours! So I have stuck with bought malai kofta until now. I like your idea of baking them saves not only fat but time as well! Definately trying these out!

    Praveena.

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  9. I made something similar a couple of weeks ago and loved them....Love the color of the gravy! Great Pic!

    Cheers,Trupti

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  10. The kofta looks really good. Keeping them under the broiler will make it brown well.

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  11. The kofta looks really good. Keeping them under the broiler will make it brown well.

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  12. Love the look of ur kofta curry..i will sure give it a try....thnx for sharing..

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  13. Pavani!! WOW! I love these koftas! I've already bookmarked it and hope to get to making them soon. Thanks for a easy to make recipe.

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