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.
- 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
- Ginger paste-2tsp
- Green Chilly-2-3
- Salt-to taste
- Bay leaf-2pc
- Crushed clove-1/4tsp
- Crushed green cardamom-1/4tsp
- Kasuri Methi-1tsp
- Whipping cream-for garnishing
- 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.