Monday, March 30, 2009

Lucknowi Koftas

Luknowi Koftas!! potato spinach balls served with rich creamy gravy..i crossed this recipe while googling n got hooked with this kofta curry.. i went through the recipe which seems quite a long, anyhow i want to make these koftas for sterday dinner, the ingredients list seems really very long, but the preparation took really very less time than an hour..These delicious koftas with rich creamy gravy tastes divine n everyone at home loved the lucknowi kofta curry much..i didnt stop having the fried koftas as they tasted soo delicious..They suits prefectly with Parathas...This is my 2nd entry to RCI-Lucknow guest hosted by Lavi of Home Cook's Recipes, event started by Lakshmi ..


For Koftas:
5nos Potatoes( Boiled n mashed)
1 Cup Spinach (chopped)
1/2Cup Fenugreek leaves(chopped)
1/2Cup Corianderleaves(chopped)
Salt to taste
1tsp Lime juice
1/2cup Besan (Gram flour)
1/4tsp Red chilli powder
Oil for frying

For Gravy:
2nos Onions( finely chopped)
1noTomato(large, pureed)
1 cup Plain yogurt (dahi)
1 cup Milk
1/4cup Cream
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Sugar
Salt
1/4tsp Garam masala powder
4 tbsp Oil

Grind to paste:
10nos Almonds
2tbsp Poppy Seeds
1tbsp Ginger pieces
5nos Garlic cloves
3nos Green chillies

For Koftas: Mix all the ingredients of koftas together and divide into equal portions and shape into balls deep-fry till golden in colour. Drain the excess of oil in an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For Gravy: Heat the oil in a pan , fry the chopped onions until they turns golden brown, add the grounded ingrediens n stir fry for few minutes.. add now the turmeric powder, coriander powder, sugar n salt again stir fry for few seconds. Add now the tomato puree n cook everything on high heat, stir continously until the oil begins to separate..

Now add the yoghurt, milk and cream n stir continously till the oil begins to separate, add a cup of water n bring to boil, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the gravy turns as desire.

Just before eating, place the fried koftas in a serving dish and pour the hot gravy over and serve immediately garnished with garam masala powder and chopped coriander.

31 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

lovely delicious koftas...yummy

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

So delicious!! I love the gravy masala list of ingredients, sounds authentic and yummy! :))

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

wow! koftas must be really aromatic and flavourful with all those ingredients used ...Asha is right! :)
TC

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious koftas,i posted a non-veg version of ur recipe

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dish Priya, the gravy looks thick and creamy too with those soft koftas, love it :)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely koftas, looks tempting !

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wooow looks soooooooooooo delicious dear perfect entry

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely koftas..So rich and creamy and mouthwatering.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Koftas Priya.

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow they looks really delicous.

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Koftas,priya.Feel like making them right now:)

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

Lovley koftas. Sounds new the grinding the masala. Worth trying, perfect for the event.

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

looks very mouthwatering ...May I have that bowl?

mona said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so hearty

Vani said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, that looks lovely, Priya! And loved the ingredients in the gravy - must've been rich and delicious!

Lavi said... Reply To This Comment

Yesterday i prepared this aloo+spinach kofta..it was so tasty..we three finished off it in 5 minute's..Glad that you made it and clicked and posted!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

koftas look delicious priya..
i like the addition of recipe index on the header.

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious,will give this a try...

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

lovely gravy....must try one

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

They are gorgeous and rich ur koftas!

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Looks wonderful and delicious Priya! :) Awww... really wanna taste it! :D

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Thats very rich! Lovely koftas packed with wonderful ingredients!

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely koftas Priya...very delicious.

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

they look soo rich and delicious - both the gravy and the koftas!

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

super-a irukku priya :)

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

i only make lauki koftas..will try this version sometime..

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely koftas..! yummy priya!

shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

an exotic and attractive koftas. nice keep it up. thanks.

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

The koftas sound delicious...I don't think I would need the gravy.

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

ur koftas looks delicious..and it is healthy too...

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