Sep 4, 2010

Paneer Kofta Curry

Makes: 6 koftas


For kofta:

1 potato, boiled and mashed
50 g paneer, grated
1 small green Chilli, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon corn flour
2 teaspoon bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
100 ml oil to fry

For the gravy:

1 tablespoon oil
2 onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon cashew nut - khus khus paste ( 2 teaspoon cashew nut + 1 teaspoon khus - khus )
2 tablespoon ( 30 ml ) tomato puree
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1 cup ( 100 ml ) water
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon fresh cream or grated cheese ( optional )


For Koftas:

In a bowl, mix boiled and mashed potatoes with grated paneer, coriander leaves, chopped green chilli, salt to taste, corn flour and bread crumbs. Mix all the ingredients well. Divide this kofta mixture into 6 equal lemon sized balls ( koftas won’t break if you add corn flour and bread crumbs and it won’t absorb more oil during frying ).

Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and deep fry till golden color. Drain out oil and keep aside carefully.

For the curry:

Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder with 2 tablespoon water and keep aside ( spice powder solution ).

Heat oil in a pan. Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden color.

Add ginger - garlic paste and saute on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add diluted spice powder solution. Mix it well and fry for 2 minutes or till the raw smell goes and water dries up.

Add cashew nut paste and tomato puree. Mix it well.

Add 1 cup ( 100 ml ) water and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes or till the gravy thickens and all the ingredients well blended.

Arrange fried koftas in a flat bowl and pour thick tomato gravy over it.

Add fresh cream or grated cheese ( optional ). Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve with any Indian breads of your choice.


Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

lovely and tasty curry....

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Niya!!

nice curry....