Sunday, March 11, 2012

Matar Kofta with Coconut milk

Matar Koftas are one of those things I have been meaning to try making for a long time. Finally I made a successful attempt and really enjoyed this Kofta Curry!!!

Coarsely grounded Peas       Half Cup
Besan/Chickpeas Flour         2 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder                  a pinch
Tomato Puree                       2 Tbsp
Finely chopped chilli              1/2 tsp
Crushed Coriander Seeds      1/2 tsp
Whole Spices                        1 tsp
Coconut Milk                      1/2 Cup
Ginger Garlic Paste                1-1.5 tsp
Onion Paste                           2-3 Spoon
Red Chilly Powder                 1/2 tsp
Curd                                      1 tsp
Melon Seeds                          2 Tbsp
Cashews                                8-10
Sugar                                     1/4 tsp
Fresh Cream                          2 Tbsp
Garam Masala Powder           1/4 tsp
Salt                                        As per taste

For Koftas
In a mixing bowl combine Peas, curd, besan/chickpeas flour, ginger garlic paste, one tsp melon seeds, crushed coriander seeds, salt, red chilly powder, haldi powder, garam masala powder and mix very well.  Prepare small balls out of the mixture and keep aside. Heat sufficient oil in a deep bottom pan and deep fry the koftas.

For Gravy
Soak melon seeds and cashews in one fourth cup of coconut milk for one hour  to make a fine paste.
Heat oil in  a pan . Add in bay leaf, cinnamon , black pepper corn, mace , and onion paste. Saute it for two to three minutes or until the onion paste turn into pink. Now add cashew and melon seeds paste and stir.
Add fresh cream and mix. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, salt, green chilly, red chilly powder and sugar. Cook for two to three minutes. Now add remaining coconut milk and some water. Give it a boil. Add koftas. Switch off the fire. Sprinkle garam masala powder over the gravy. Garnish with green coriander and fresh cream and serve. 


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  2. Great recipe Deeksha! Love koftas with rotis. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe on my space :)

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  3. Looks so creamy and would be perfect for chapathis

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  5. wonderful recipe..looks so delicious..loved it!!

  6. rich and delicious...lovely kofta curry dear..!!

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  7. Very unique recipe,looks very delicious.

  8. Wow wsuper n yummliious n colorful love the koftes..

  9. Looks so colorful and yummy! Nice recipe dear..

  10. I am guessing the peas are pre boiled or are they fresh peas.
    Nice variation with the gravy.