Jan 082015
 

‘Kofta’ in any form makes me drool!! πŸ˜€ I have mentioned several times that any curry in the form of dumplings or patties becomes my favorite instantly. You can check out some of my kofta recipes here – Restaurant style Malai Kofta,Β Aloo Kofta.

Today, I share with you a healthier form of kofta using cabbage. The traditional cabbage koftas are made using besan/chickpea flour for the patties and deep-fried in oil. But to avoid both, in my recipe I added oats instead of besan and shallow-fried them. Actually I used only a tsp of oil to fry them too, isn’t that wonderful πŸ™‚ So, you can have koftas with a healthy and fibre-rich oats and less oil too !! Try it out soon πŸ™‚

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Serves:Β 2

Makes: 15 koftas

Cooking time:Β 20 mins

Preparation time: 10 mins

For kofta

Cabbage – Β½ cup, shredded

Unflavored oats – ΒΌ cup (blended to a smooth powder)

Onions – 1 small (finely chopped)

Green chili – 2 (very finely chopped)

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp

Red chili powder – Β½ tsp

Dry mango powder/amchur – 1 tsp

Cumin/jeera powder – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (very finely chopped)

Lemon juice – 1 tsp, optional

Mint leaves/pudina – about 10 leaves (finely chopped, optional)

Salt – to taste

Oil – to shallow-fry

For gravy

Tomatoes – 1 cup (blended to a smooth paste)

Onion – Β½ cup (finely chopped)

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Whole garam masala (cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom/elaichi, mace, peppercorns) – 1 tbsp, total

Cumin powder – Β½ tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Fennel powder/saunf powder – ΒΌ tsp, optional

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric – Β½ tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Fresh cream/thick curd – 2 tbsp

Kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp, optional

Coriander leaves – to garnish

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp

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Preparing koftas:

  1. In a pan, add the cabbage and enough salt. Mix well and cook covered on a low heat till the vegetable is cooked. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool.
  2. To this add all the ingredients under β€˜for kofta’ except oil and combine well. Let the mixture sit for atleast 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes, mix the mixture well (the mixture would have tightened up a bit). If it is too sticky, add more oats powder and if too dry add a tsp of water.
  4. Wet your hands and prepare balls out of the mixture.
  5. Shallow-fry them till they turn golden brown on all sides. Set aside.

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Preparing the curry:

  1. In a pan, heat oil and add the whole garam masala and cumin seeds. Let them change color and leave a nice aroma.
  2. Then add the onions and fry till it turns translucent.
  3. Add the tomato paste and fry on a medium-high heat for few seconds.
  4. Add the cumin-coriander, red chili, fennel and turmeric powders. Fry for another minute.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add enough salt, cream/curd, kasoori methi, garam masala powder and combine well. Add water as per the consistency you want and cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then add the koftas and simmer for 2 more minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves before serving..!!!

Note:

  1. You may add flavored oats too for this recipe, but adjust the flavors accordingly.
  2. The koftas go well with any basic gravy like malai, cashew, curd etc.IMG_1593

  6 Responses to “Cabbage Kofta Curry – with a healthy twist”

  1.  

    Super healthy twist. This recipe is a keeper! Congrats on moving to your own domain. I don’t even remember how I found this new site, if it is not from the WP reader.

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      Thank you Apsara πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Do subscribe to the site, as now my recipes may not be shown immediately on the WP reader!!

  2.  

    Happy New Year <3 <3 I would have clicked your old blog link at least 25 times and it said you have removed it. I was so sad that I thought I lost contact until I saw this pic in my reader and was like 'That's Poojita'. Am so glad I am back in touch with ya <3

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      A very Happy New Year dear πŸ™‚ I am sooo sorry you had to search for my site, I actually made a post in wordpress.com before moving here, but it was there for only a day I guess and once I moved here, that post might have been disabled too… I was thinking of dropping a message on some sites next week, but glad you are here πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3.  

    Koftas look so delicious! Hi I have a event + giveaway on my blog Plz do take a look http://shobskitchen.blogspot.in/2014/12/event-giveaway-announcement-2015.html Keep Blogging!

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