Monday, July 12, 2010

Cabbage Kofta curry

What I used:

For the Kofta:
Grated Cabbage : 1 cup
Grated carrot : 1/2 cup
Besan (Gram flour) : 2 to 3 tbsp
Salt : as required
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder : 1/4 tsp
Oil : for deep frying

For the Gravy:
Chopped onions : 1/2 cup
Chopped tomatoes : 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Salt : as required
Chopped coriander : 2 tbsp
Coriander powder : 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder : 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder : a big pinch
Ginger garlic paste : 2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp
Urad dal : 1/4 tsp
Red chillies : 1 (broken into small bits)

How I did:
  • In a bowl take grated cabbage, grated carrots and salt and mix together.
  • Squeeze as much water as possible from the mixture and keep the water separately.  You are going to use it for the gravy.
  • To the mixture, add besan, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and the required amount of salt and combine thoroughly.
  • Divide the mixture equally and make small lemon sized balls.
  • Heat oil in a kadai on medium high flame and deep fry the balls till golden brown color and drain them on paper towel.
  • Take another kadai and do the tadka (heat a tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and red chillies.)
  • When the seeds crackle add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste.
  • Once the onions turn translucent, add chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook covered till the tomatoes are well cooked and become mushy.  
  • Add the water which has been extracted by squeezing cabbage and carrots.  If required, add some more water, salt and the all the spice powders.
  • Once it is boiled and becomes a thick gravy, follow your tastebuds and adjust the spices.
  • Keep aside a little of chopped coriander for garnishing and add the rest to the gravy.  Switch off and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Add the koftas just before serving as they tend to become soggy very soon.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with rotis or plain rice or flavored rice.

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    1 comment:

    1. Hey wow thats so colorful....u have so much patience i can say...too good vasavi....i always thought of doing it but cudnt...nice yummy one...


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