Jan 14, 2012

Baked Aloo (Potato) Kofta Curry

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Baked Aloo (Potato) Kofta Curry

A very popular North Indian dish, goes well with Indian breads and Pulao varieties !!!!

Makes: 10 koftas

Serves: 2 - 3

Tip: Allow the curry to stand for at least one hour before serving so that the gravy and koftas absorbs all the flavors.


For kofta:

3 potatoes (250 g), boiled and mashed

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon oil (to grease baking tray)


Preheat oven (OTG) at 350 * F or 190 * C.

Grease a baking tray with ½ teaspoon oil and keep aside.

In a wide bowl, mix boiled and mashed potatoes, finely chopped onion, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander leaves and salt. Make a soft dough. Divide this mixture into 10 lemon sized balls.

Arrange kofta (potato balls)s in a baking tray and bake at 350 * F or 190 * C for 20 – 22 minutes until golden color. Keep aside.

Other ingredients for curry:

1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons (30 ml) ginger – garlic paste (fresh and homemade)

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons coriander powder

1 tablespoon tomato puree

3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

150 ml water(less than 1 cup)

1 tablespoon fresh cream

2 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves


For the curry:

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

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

Add ginger – garlic paste and fry on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes.

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

Add tomato puree, salt to taste and mix well.

Add 150 ml (less than 1 cup). Stir all the ingredients well.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 - 12 minutes until the gravy slightly thickens and bright red in color. Switch off the heat.

Add 1 tablespoon fresh cream and mix gently.

Arrange baked koftas ( potato balls) in a flat bowl and pour medium thick gravy over it.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with any Indian breads or Pulao varieties of your choice.


Faseela said...

baked version......love it

PriyaRaj said...

Mouthwatering recipe

Unknown said...

excellent! I'm so glad you remembered me asking about a baked version of this. I'm going to make this tonight!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Love aloo, love kofta so this is definitely up my alley! Looks great!

Unknown said...

I am going to make this tonight but first time I hope it cook best