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
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.


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

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

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

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

  5. Lovely koftas, looks tempting !

  6. wooow looks soooooooooooo delicious dear perfect entry

  7. Lovely koftas..So rich and creamy and mouthwatering.

  8. Wow they looks really delicous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. They are gorgeous and rich ur koftas!

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

  18. Thats very rich! Lovely koftas packed with wonderful ingredients!

  19. Lovely koftas Priya...very delicious.

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

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

  22. Lovely koftas..! yummy priya!

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

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

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

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