Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kofta (Dumpling Curry)

King of all Indian curries is Kofta or dumpling curry. This is one dish that could potential sway a non-vegetarian into ordering a vegetarian dish instead, when at an Indian restaurant. The dumplings can be of various types but typically the key ingredient is either dairy or vegetables.

For the dumpling
1. Cabbage, shredded, 1 cup
2. few tbsp water
3. Besan (chickpea flour), 4-6 tbsp
4. Red chili powder 1 tsp
5. Salt to taste
6. Garam masala

For the gravy::
1. 1/2 onion
2. 2-3 sprigs of curry leaf
3. Tomato paste, 2 tbsp
4. Poppy seeds (optional), 3-4 tbsp
5. Shredded coconut, 2-3 tbsp
6. 2-3 green chili
7. Tamarind pulp
8. Salt to taste
9. Oil
10. heeng (optional), a pinch
11. Cumin seeds

For the dumpling:
1. Mix ingredients 1-6 and make small balls of it.
2. Deep fry.
3. Set aside.

Instructions for the Gravy:
1. Make a paste of ingredients 1-6
2. Heat oil in a wok
3. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle
4. Add heeng
5. Add the paste and saute until the raw smell of the onion is gone.
6. Add tamarind pulp, salt, and water.
7. Boil.
8. Add the dumplings to the gravy.


Prathima Rao said...

I love koftas..!!! This version too looks so mouthwatering & yummy!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

chef and her kitchen said...

love kofta based ones,very appetizing n tasty curry

Hetal Patel said...

looks delicious....

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