Spinach kofta curry

 

Ingredients

 

  1. A) for kofta

1)      ½ kg spinach leaves (stems removed),

2)     1 ½ cup gram flour,

3)     1 tablespoon oil,

4)     ½ teaspoon each, cumin seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder,

5)      2 green chilies,

6)     ½ cup milk,

7)      ½ inch ginger, sliced.

8)     salt to taste.  (you can also use little stuffing for these koftas, if you prefer. You can chop some cashew nuts and raisins, about 3 tablespoons for the stuffing.)

 

  1. B) for the curry

1)      ½ kilo green (raw) tomatoes, chopped,

2)     2/3 green chilies, ( more or less, as per choice).

3)     5/6 garlic pods,

4)     1 tablespoon sesame seeds,

5)      1 tablespoon roasted peanuts,

6)     ½ cup chopped coriander leaves,

7)      salt to taste.

8)     1 teaspoon sugar.

9)     Oil.

 

 

Directions

  • 1) Grind together the spinach leaves, milk, 2 green chilies and ginger in mixer.
  • 2) Heat some oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  • 3) Add the gram flour and roast slightly, till the raw smell goes away.
  • 4) Add salt and then the spinach mixture. Mix very well.
  • 5) Cook on a low flame, till it is cooked and forms a ball.
  • 6) Remove from it and cool it.
  • 7) Shape in lemon size balls. If you are using stuffing, stuff them now.
  • 8) In another pan, heat some oil and add the remaining green chilies and garlic.
  • 9) Add sesame seeds and when the pop up add chopped tomatoes,
  • 10) Cook on high heat till oil separates.
  • 11) After the tomatoes are cooked add the chopped coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  • 12) Add salt and sugar and blend to a smooth paste.
  • 13) Just before serving, heat some oil in a plan and roast the koftas on low heat, handle them carefully and do not break them. Take out the koftas in dish.
  • 14) In the same pan add the curry and heat thoroughly.
  • 15) In serving bowl, take some curry and top with few koftas. Garnish with fried red chili, coriander and roasted sesame seeds, if you wish.
  • 16) Do not heat the curry and koftas together, they will break.

 

 

PALAK KOFTA 2