Palak kofta recipe

Palak kofta recipe

Try another palak recipe that is popular in India – Palak kofta! It is a delicious dish that tastes well with roti and other Indian breads as well as varieties of rice dishes. Recipe calls for several ingredients and involves two step preparation – gravy or curry preparation and palak kofta frying. It is a bit elaborate recipe but worth trying because of the outcome – you will have a tasty dish to serve your loving family- dinner or lunch you decide.  

Palak kofta recipe details:

For curry preparation:

  1. Cumin – 1tsp
  2. Dry Fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) – 2 tsp
  3. Fennel seed- 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric – ½ tsp
  5. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  6. Onion – one finely chopped
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  8. Tomato pulp –  2 cups
  9. Cashew paste – ¼ cup
  10. Salt – as per taste
  11. Chili powder – 1 or 2 tsp
  12. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  13. Chopped cilantro- ¼ cup
  14.  Bay leaf – 1 or 2
  15. Oil – 2-3 tsp

For palak kofta frying:

  1. Chopped onion – 3 Tbsp
  2. Garlic – 3 clove
  3. Ginger – 1 inch
  4. Green chili -1 or 2 chopped
  5. Garam masala- ¼ tsp
  6. Corn flour – ¼ cup
  7. Cashew – 6 finely cut
  8. Palak leaves – one bunch – finely chopped
  9. Paneer or cottage cheese – grated one cup
  10. Potato boiled -1/2 cup
  11. Gram flour -1/2 cup
  12. Salt as per taste
  13. Oil – for cooking & frying

Curry preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin, fennel followed by onion and sauté.
  2. Add garlic and ginger paste continue frying and add kasuri methi,  bay leaf
  3. Add turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and red chili powder and mix well
  4. To the mix, now add cashew paste and continue mixing for a minute and add tomato pulp- let mix cook for 3 to 4 minutes
  5. Add desired amount of salt, chopped cilantro and one cup water – bring it to boil
  6. Turn off the heat and close the lid.

Preparation of kofta:

  1. Place large frying pan on medium heat and add 4 tsp cooking oil. To heated oil add cut garlic, onion, ginger green chilli and chopped palak – saute well
  2. Allow it to cool and blend the mix to a smooth paste
  3. Now to the mix add, one cup grated paneer, boiled potato, chopped cashews, garam masala and salt as per your taste – combine everything well
  4. Add gram flour – mix well to form dough.
  5. Prepare balls from the dough, there should not be any cracks
  6. Roll balls in corn flour
  7. Heat oil for frying and fry the palak dough balls to greenish-golden color, it should turn to crispy
  8. Drain and transfer palak koftas to curry, garnish with chopped cilantro
  9. Serve hot palak kofta with roti, chapati, basmati jeera rice or pulav – your choice.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 5, 2023

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