Paneer Kofta Curry

Kofta means fried dumplings, which can be made of many things like cottage cheese(paneer), potato,lauki or even cabbage.

This is another simple yet delicious recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Grated Paneer- half cup
  • Bread-2pcs(White, brown or multi grain)
  • Red chilly powder-2tsp
  • Garam Masala powder-2tsp
  • Cashew-nut paste-2-3tbsp
  • Watermelon seed paste-2tbsp
  • Tomato-1tbsp
  • Curd-1tsp
  • Ginger paste-2tsp
  • Cashew-nut-5-10pcs
  • Raisins-5-10pcs
  • Green Chilly-2-3
  • Oil-5tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Sugar-2tsp
  • Bay leaf-2pc
  • Crushed clove-1/4tsp
  • Crushed green cardamom-1/4tsp
  • Kasuri Methi-1tsp
  • Whipping cream-for garnishing

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Method:

  • First soak the bread in water and drain the excess water from it.
  • In a bowl, mix grated paneer, soaked and dried bread, salt, 1tsp red chilly powder and 1tsp garam masala powder.
  • Knead well, make small balls out of it.
  • Make a small well in the koftas and add a piece of cashew-nut and 1pc of raisin and again with your palm, make a round shape, keep aside.
  • Repeat the process with rest of the mixture.
  • In a pan, add 2tbsp oil, let it warm.
  • In a plate, take maida.
  • Coat the koftas with maida and fry it.
  • Keep the fried koftas aside.
  • In a mixi jar, make a paste of tomato, curd, ginger and green chilly.
  • In the same, if required add another 2tbsp oil, add bayleaf, crushed clove and green cardamom.
  • Add the tomato paste, fry.
  • Add cashew-nut paste and water-melon seed paste, fry.
  • Add little water (you can add milk).
  • Add 1tsp red chilly powder, salt and sugar, cover and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the koftas, boil.
  • Turn off the flame, add kasuri methi.
  • Garnish with whipping cream.
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