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Vegetarian


Aaloo Kofta Curry
(आलू कोफ्ता करी)

Contributed By:
Soma Prasad
Soma Prasad, Bangalore

Ingredients


For Kofta:
Potato (boiled and mashed) -1 cup
Processed cheese (grated) - 3/4 cup
Fresh corriander, finely chopped - 2 tbsp
Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Maida -2 tbsp (for coating)
Refined oil for frying

For Gravy:
Refined oil - 1 tbsp
Cloves - 2-3
Greem Cardamom - 2-3
Onion, finely chopped - 2 (medium sized)
Tomato, finely chopped - 2 (medium sized)
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
Kasuri methi - 1 tbsp
Green chilli - 2 (slit lengthwise)
Curd - 1/3 cup
Cashewnut paste - 2 tbsp
Cream - 2 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation


Kofta:
1. Mix all the ingredients for kofta except maida.

2. Divide the mixture in equal portions (approx. 10-12).

3. Make round balls and roll in maida.

4. Deep fry the balls till golden brown.

Gravy:
1. Heat oil in kadai. Add cloves and cardamom to it.

2. Add chopped onion and salt and saute till light pink.

3. Add ginger - garlic paste and turmeric powder and fry for 2-3 min or till the raw smell goes.

4. Add tomatoes and further cook till the tomatoes are soft.

5. Add garam masala and green chillies and fry for another 3-4 min.

6. Add about 1 and 1/2 cups of water and allow the gravy to boil. Reduce heat and allow to cook for 5-7 min.

7. Mix curd , cream and cashewnut paste and add to the gravy, then add kasuri methi.

8. Cook on reduced flame for 2 min. and remove from heat.

9. Arrange the koftas in a flat bottom serving bowl and then pour the gravy over it. Garnish and serve.

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