Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Palak Kofta Curry

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Mom used to tell me that she never had trouble making me eat greens when I was a kid. That taste for greens has not changed for me and I still love eating them. Be it in curry form or soup or anything for that matter.

Now that I have grown up to cook my own meal, greens has been one of the most versatile veggie to try various dishes.

My latest trial was the kofta curry which turned out to be super delicious. The koftas were soft and went really well with the gravy enhancing it on the whole :)

Palak kofta3

Ingredients (for kofta):

Potatoes - 2
Bread slices - 4
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Mango powder - a pinch
Coriander leaves(Finely chopped) - 2 tblsp
Salt - for taste
Oil - for deep frying


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Method (for kofta):

Pressure cook the potatoes. Peel and mash them thoroughly. Chop the onion, chillies and coriander finely.

Dip the bread in water, squeeze and mix it along with mashed potatoes, chopped onions, chillies, coriander leaves, garam masala, mango powder and salt. Mix well and pinch out a little and roll it into balls. Deep fry the balls in hot oil. Keep the flame low and fry for few mins till they turn into golden brown color.

Place them on kitchen tissues to remove excess oil.

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Ingredients (for gravy):

Spinach(Palak) - 2 bunches
Milk - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Chilly powder - for taste
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Dry mango powder(aamchur) - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Butter - 2 tsp

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Method (for gravy):

Wash and chop palak finely. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and fry the palak by adding little sugar to it. This will help maintain the color of palak. Sprinkle water if necessary. Close the pan with a lid and cook for few mins. Once it becomes soft, switch off the stove and allow it to cool.

Grind the palak into a smooth paste.

Chop onions and mince ginger finely.

Heat butter in a pan and fry chopped onions and ginger till the onions turn golden brown. Now add the ground palak, salt, chilly powder, mango powder, garam masala and turmeric powder to it. Let the contents boil for a while. Simmer the stove and add the milk slowly stirring it continuously. Now let it boil till it becomes thick and creamy.

Add the above done koftas just before serving the curry.

Yummy and healthy palak kofta curry is ready to eat.

Serve hot with chapathi, roti or ghee rice :)

Palak kofta

Tips:

You can add finely chopped palak to the kofta dough also, before making koftas.

Top the curry with roughly chopped onion for some crunchiness.

You can serve the extra koftas dunked in butter milk ;)


Written by: Nithya
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41 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

The koftas in the palak gravy looks absolutely delicious. As always amazing pictures.

Priya's Feast said...

Luv the way,the koftas are crowned with onion rings...perfect green gravy with semi dunk balls..Using amchur in spinach curry is really a yummm twist.. :-P Go Greeny babe..

Divya.M said...

presentation is awesome.....mouthwatering recipe... wonderful

Harika's Kitchen said...

Koftas looks perfect yummy and lovely combination.

Sharmilee! :) said...

I'm just opposite to u nithi....my mother had a tough time feeding me greens and this is continuing still ;) though knowing the health benefits I cannot have greens. The only way I can have greens is stuffed in rotis or mixed in them.

Koftas looks yummy with the onion crowns...yummy post!

Santosh Bangar said...

fantastic!!!!
excellent so tepting ki grab it just now
clicks are superb

Shanavi said...

koftas look absoultely delicious..So tempting and great clicks

Kairali sisters said...

Loved the koftas and the green gravy....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Palak kofta curry looks awesome. Yummy dish.
Deepa

Anu Nandu said...

I can eat this anyday. Love anything with Palak. And of course love the picures too. Nice post Nits!

S.Menaga said...

அருமை,உடனே செய்து சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு..

Suja Sugathan said...

Mouthwatering healthy recipe,awesome clicks and presentation.

Priya said...

Palak kofta curry looks super irresistible, cant resist to those floating koftas..

Pavithra said...

I love greens in any form and this is absolutely yumm with ur tempting pictures Nithi. Awesome !!!

Angie's Recipes said...

A very beautiful green curry! Don't think I had it before!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious kofta dear! love the first click,make me drool...

Devi said...

Hi Nithya... the kofta curry looks so yummy! n inviting.. like the presentation :) n the flowers.

SpicyTasty said...

looks so tempting..

divya said...

Slurp,finger licking curry..makes me hungry..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

So unique to add koftas in the palak gravy! Love the solo kofta click very much :) Nice presentation!

Khaugiri said...

Lovely!!!! I luv greens :-)

Priti said...

Nice recipe n wonderful pics...

Vimitha Anand said...

I hate greens but this is one dish which i ll really give a go...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Absolutely delicious...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

perfect love it!!

Sunanda said...

Kofta curry looks Fabulous and healthy..Nice presentation..
Sunanda
Sunanda's Kitchen

Aruna Manikandan said...

koftas look very tempting dear....
love to have with chapathi's :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

the gravy sounds very interesting and quite new to me.Koftas in the curry looks awesome and the clicks are awesome

Lakshmi said...

nice innovation, koftas are also different... adding bread... nice and simple.any side dish out of palak is very yummy... i will make it sure...very soon :)

priya said...

gr8, yummy and awesome decoration

Panchpakwan said...

Wow palak kofta looks so delicious.
Kofta looks so tempting, can eat tehm right away!

rpcooks said...

in the kitchen this weekend for sure! fantastic :-)

Bharathy said...

Lovely, in all ways!! :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Looks so delicious I too make this kofta curry I am about to post me recipe.... let me see... yours looks so tempting.

Smitha said...

Wonderful presentation,love the idea of koftas in spinach gravy !!

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely Presentation:)...I never have tried doing koftas in spinach gravy its something new which I would love to try.

Abhilash Pillai said...

An offer, why dont we start a restaurant... see its a good offer, a virtual restaurant. People will come, see the recipes and pay for it. taste and smell costs extra, so we will cut that extra amount for them. :)

Just boring kinda jokes...

The presentation was good...

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

looks beautiful and awesome... again a great joB!

Pallavi said...

this recipe is tooooo good and yummy

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Such a gorgeous dish! Love that bright green spinach sauce :)

Unknown said...

It's turned out too too too good!!!! Thanks a lot!!!

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