Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sprouted Chickpea and Paneer Kofta Gravy

This is a delicious and creamy gravy that goes good with any Indian Bread or Rice Variety. I added sprouted chickpeas to make it healthy. Please check out another version of Kofta preparation and Paneer Kofta Kurma here.

Ingredients :

For kofta :

1. Potato - 3 (Boiled)
2. Carrot - 1/4 Cup (Grated)
3. Beetroot - 1/4 Cup (Grated)
4. Paneer - 1 Cup (Grated)
5. Heavy Cream - 1/2 tbs
6. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
7. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
8. Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Corn Flour - 1 tbs
10. Mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts and cashewnuts) - 1 tbs (Chopped)
11. Salt - Needed Qty
12. Oil - For deep frying 

Combine all the ingredients except oil. Make small balls from the mixture. Heat oil and deep fry the koftas till golden brown. Keep aside. Drain excess oil by placing the koftas in a kitchen towel.

For Gravy :

1. Sprouted Chickpea - 1/2 Cup (Cooked with a pinch of salt)
2. Onion - 2 (Medium Sized)
3. Tomato - 4
4. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
5. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
6. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
7. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
8. Poppy seeds - 2 tsp (Slightly roast and grind)
9. Cashew - 1 tbs (Soaked in milk for 30 minutes and grind)
10. Garam Masala - 1.5 tsp
11. Milk - 1 Cup
12. Salt - Needed Qty
13. Oil - 1.5 tbs

Procedure :

1. Take oil in a pan. Add onion and fry till the onion turns light brown in colour.

2. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone.

3. Add chopped tomato and saute till it turns mushy.

4. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder, poppy seeds powder, garam masala and salt. Mix the ingredients well.

5. Switch off the stove. Let the contents cool. 

6. Once cooled, grind to a fine paste with little water.

7. Transfer this to a pan and then add milk and cashew paste.

8. Now, add the cooked chickpeas.

9. Let the contents cook on a medium flame.

10. Switch off the stove when the gravy is thick enough.

11. Add koftas and serve immediately.

Chandrani's Spotlight - Curries/Gravies, event started by IndraniDivya's The Master Chef Contest, MLLA-48, an event started by Susan and Archana's "Go Nuts", an event started by Kalyani.


Unknown said...

Very healthy, creamy and yummy curry.

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Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious...inviting dear

Lavanya said...

Nice recipe nithu
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Lifewithspices said...

too good

Vimitha Durai said...

Creamy and yummy kofta curry...

Unknown said...

perfect with chapati..

Priya Suresh said...

Wow wat a healthy and incredible kofta gravy,just loving it.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very nice idea. Delicious and mouthwatering kofta curry, loved it.

Unknown said...

Very nice pictures and looks very yummy

Recipe World said...

Creamy and delicious recipe dear.. :)

- Sarika

Unknown said...

This is so goood, perfect & healthy.

Anonymous said...

healthy and creamy recipe.....

Archana said...

Hey this is lovely. Thanks for linking