Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Cauliflower Kofta

Cauliflower Kofta Curry is a lip-smacking North Indian recipe. The finely grated cauliflower mixed with spices and besan (gram/chickpea flour) and deep fried, then simmered in to the spicy gravy. This delightful Cauliflower kofta dish looks so colourful and tastes heavenly and would be loved by people of all age groups. A must try dish for those who love mild spicy .This curry can be served with chapatti, rice and parathas.

For Koftas:

Cauliflower – 1 small flower grated

Potato-2 boiled and mashed

Green chili – 1 (finely chopped)

Salt – ½ tsp

Red chili powder – ¼ tsp

Coriander powder – ½ tsp

Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp. (finely chopped)
Chickpea flour/Besan – ½ cup
Oil – for frying

For Gravy:


Garlic-2 cloves

Ginger-1 inch grated

Tomato –3

Green Chilli-1 
Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp 
 Cumin seeds – ½ tsp 
 Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chili powder – ¼ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala –¼ tsp
Dry fenugreek leaves – 2 tsp
Salt –as per taste
Sugar – 1 tsp
Water as needed
Cream – 1/4 cup ( I used Amul fresh cream)
Coriander leaves for garnishing- 1 tbsp 

For Koftas:

1. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower andcoarsely grate the cleaned cauliflower florets.  

2. Now add boiled and grated potatoes and all the items given for kofta to this and make into thick mix.

3. Add the chickpea flour and mix well, if it does not come together add a little more flour.

4. Make small balls from it. Heat oil for deep frying. Fry those balls in hot oil for on medium heat till it is golden. Drain and set aside.

For Gravy:

1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil, add in cumin seeds and let it sizzle. Then add onion, ginger, and garlic and cook until the onions start to turn brown.

2.Once the onions become light brown add coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala turmeric powder and mix with the fried onions and fry for few seconds.

3. Add tomato puree to create a spicy paste and keep string the onion masala frequently. This paste will quickly start sticking to the pan.

4. Stir continuously, until the sauce becomes glossy in appearance. At this point add 3 cups of water and salt and sugar mix it well.cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes.

5. Once half of the water evaporated from the gravy add 1/4 cup of cream and mix it well with the gravy and stir constantly for few minutes.

6. So that cream blend in well with the gravy. Let the gravy cook for 8 to 10 minutes, while frequently stirring the gravy.

7. Once gravy blend together Add fried koftas in the gravy and mix, coat all the koftas with gravy and simmer for 2 minutes.

8. If gravy becomes thick add some water to the desired consistency, bring the gravy to boil, turn the heat off.

9.Garnish with coriander leaves and cream. Serve with roti or rice.

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