Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Vegetable Kofta Curry


For the koftas:

1 cup minced cauliflower ( chopped it in food proccessor)

1/2 cup spinach (finely chopped)

1-2 tbsp chickpeas flour( as required for binding)

2 tsp ginger & garlic paste

2 tsp red chilli powder ( to taste)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped )

1 tsp garam masala 

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

For the gravy:

1/4 cup finely chopped onions

1 cup pureed  tomatoes

2 gloves garlic finely grated

1 tbsp red chili powder 

1.5 tsp dry coriander powder

4 green chili

2 tbsp oil 

1 tbsp plain yogurt

2/3 cup water ( or less if you want thick gravy)

Salt to taste



Mix all the ingredients for koftas in a bowl except salt. Add more besan for  binding the mixture together . If you plan to make the koftas later then set the mixture aside.

Heat the oil in a pan at a till u start seeing ripples on the surface.Do not over heat the oil else when u put the koftas, they will cook from outside and will remain raw from inside.

Add the salt to the mixture whenever you are ready to fry and make small koftas.Fry these from all sides in the heated oil till golden brown.About 3-4 minutes overall.

Drain on a paper towel & set aside to cool.


In the cooking vessel add the oil and heat it up till the oil starts smoking slightly.

Add the finely chopped onion and cook it till golden brown.After this add the grated garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Next add the tomato puree along with chili powder, coriander powder and salt.Cook this spice mix on low heat till the oil starts separating from the mix along the sides of the vessel.

On low heat, add  plain yogurt & water, cover and let the curry come to a boil.Once the curry has come to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 8-10 minutes.You can add more water depending on the consistency required.

Remove from heat and while the curry is still hot, add the koftas  and green chili to the curry and put on the lid. Do not stir or mix the curry too much after adding koftas else they  ll break.

Serve with rice or flatbread and a salad.


  1. The wireframes they created have been very well-received look at here, and they've cultivated a productive and collaborative workflow throughout the process.