Monday, March 8, 2010

Cauliflower Kofta Curry

India is famous for it's spiced curries, the list of curries is just endless ..the diversity of the nation plays a major role in this I guess :) The vegetarians here dont have to miss out on the taste and flavours as much as the non-vegetarians relish their meat dishes...koftas are a fine example for this. There are umpteen number of vegetables to choose from, for koftas , these vegetables are minced and mixed with spices and deep fried and dunked in rich gravies...These dishes have a Mughlai richness to them. It's said that Punjabi's rule the roost in this case:) Their love for rich food spices have given the world some great dishes to savour and treasure. Cauliflower kofta curry is one such recipe that is relished world over..here's the recipe ...


Ingredients:
For the koftas:
  • 1/2 kilo cauliflower, grated
  • 4 tbsps. gramflour (besan)
  • 1/2. tsp cumin seeds,
  • 1/2. tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1.tbsp crushed mint leaves
  • Handful of chopped coriander leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies, minced
  • salt to taste

For the Curry:

  • 250 gms grated tomates
  • 250 gms green peas, boiled
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger strips
  • 1 tbsp dhania-jeera powder
  • 4 green chillies, slit
  • 4 tblspns. milk/yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt and red chilli powder to taste

Preparation:

Mix all the kofta ingredients together.Form the mixture into small balls and deep fry them to a golden colour. Heat 4 thlspns. of ghee/oil, add cumin seeds, when they start popping, add tomatoes, ginger, spices, salt and chillies. Cook the contents till the oil starts to be seen at the edges. Now stir in the peas and 2 cups of water. Boil for 10 minutes.Mix in milk/yogurt and gently stir bring the gravy to a little thicker consistency, *if desired u may mix 1-2 tsp cornflour with a little water and add this to thicken the gravy*, pour this mixture over the koftas. Decorate with coriander leaves.

Recipe adapted from "101 ways to prepare Curries", author : Aroona Reejhsinghani

54 comments:

Nostalgia said...

Ooh.. youm.. Looks like we are all having a lot of koftas these day. great recipe.

Sashi said...

Kofta curry looks delicious and never heard of this before Suparna. definitely I must try this sometime.

Parita said...

That looks so rich and creamy! Cauliflower koftas are new to me and hey they sound delicious!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Kofta Looks very tempting!!!
Will soon give a try :-)

sangeeta said...

looks like a great kofta curry , i never tried gobi kofta at home though...

It is definitely a punjabi style kofta but as far as the spice content is concerned i find the southern food being spicier n hot too , we should be thankful to the diversity of food we get in our own country n each one is just irresistible ..isn't it??

Sushma Mallya said...

using cauliflower as kofta really very nice idea and gravy looks very delicious suparna..must try this one...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Never heard of this kofta. Sure to try soon as it sounds delicious and tasty too. Loved ur clicks, they r very tempting.

Priya said...

Slurppp!!! wat a mouthwatering dish..makes me hungry..

Pari said...

Wow. The Kofta looks yumm. I prefer my koftas either baked or steamed but frying surely tastes best.Would love to read this author. Good one Suparna.
Keep visiting :-)

Akal's Saappadu said...

cauliflower kofta gravy looks rich and delicious!!!

aquadaze said...

Hey this curry looks creamy but is something that is a total departure from the normal cream and cashewnut laden heavy curries! Also, no onion and garlic in the curry - sounds very different and yum!

Gouri Guha said...

Suparna, fed up with cauliflower curry this is an opportunity to try this out. Never tasted this dish earlier, am tempted to cook and taste it.

Thanks for sharing.

Gouri

AshKuku said...

That is bogglingly delicious..... I loved the preparation..... And the presentation to be captured so well too......

I have not tried koftas till date, & may be I never had them too... but just heard & saw..... SO it is more interesting to imagine..... drooling over the prep....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

cauliflower kofta is a great idea,sounds and looks really yummy Suparna! My kid wud love this as he is a cauliflower lover!

Suparna said...

Thanks for stopping by dearies :)

@AD- yes it's a no onion-garlic dish surprisingly I realised it only after u mentioned :)
BTW to make the consistency of the gravy creamy..I added cornflour and heated the gravy a little longer...I've updated it after reading ur comment
Thanks
TC

kitchen queen said...

looks very yum and nutritious.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so creamy and delicious..

LG said...

YUMMMMY...!Koftas looks yumm Suparna. I am so very lazy these days to make an elaborate dish! Kofta curry, fried rice and parathas slurrp..

Chitra said...

Me too planning to make a gravy with kofta..will try this for sure..

Sharmila said...

Unique way to use the cauliflower Suparna ... much better when we are bored of the usual things. Must try. :-)

Vrinda said...

Recipe sounds so good with gobi...will giv a try,looks delish....

Madhuri said...

Cauli kofta looks so perfectly made for sunday special lunch and delicious. Nice shots.

Gulmohar said...

That looks too good Suparna...Kofta is so delicious and am glad that we Indians have lot of veg versions too :-)

A Homemakers Diary said...

you are very right in Metioning the generosity of Indian curries...and taiking the advantage restaurants always make 2-3 basic curries and add veg or non veg items to name them exotically. lovely way to use cauiflower in a different way. guess that could be an welcome change after eating alu gobi the whole winter.

Shri said...

Those look so delicious Suparna!Lovely click too

Panchpakwan said...

OMG ..looks so delcious dish..
comeout so perfect and lovely prestation..:D

simply.food said...

Koftas looks delicious and the gravy looks very inviting.Thanks for dropping by simply.food Hope to see you there again soon.

soma said...

first time I am hearing about cauliflower kofta! What a nice idea. The curry looks scrumptious.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Ramya Manja said...

Wow Yummy Yummy,Great tempting clicks...

Gita said...

Such a rich and creamy gravy Suparna...looks so tempting...I am bookmarking this one dear :)

Padhu said...

Wow! Mouthwatering dish! Love it

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious and tempting :)

Ria Mathew said...

Looks perfectly delicious!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh boy, that looks wonderful, creamy rich and droolworthy..

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice and creamy kofta curry..totally delectable..

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Padma said...

Delicious kofta curry... looks creamy and delicious... perfect with some roti's.

Anu said...

Kofta curry looks rich and creamy... mouthwatering.. Nice click..

SpicyTasty said...

Wow never heard this one. But definitely a unique recipe. Looks very yummyyyyy!!

shahana said...

Kofta curry looks really tempting yaar!

Superchef said...

they look really fabulous!! The first pic, I though you had balanced the koftas on the rim of a bowl and let the curry drip..was wondering how you did that, when i realised it was not that :D LOL...but great picture, anyway! Makes me wanna make some kofta curry..

Cham said...

Koftas with cauliflower looks so delicious!

Pravs said...

good one! great with some parathas.

Shabs.. said...

Hi there...
first time to ur space and u left me drooling with ur koftas....Im so preparing this, hopefully next week....book marking the recipe:)...thx for sharing.
Shabs

Indrani said...

hai, telepathy..I was also thinking of making some kind of kofta curry for tomorrow, and here I come to your page and you already posted it..love the simplicity of the recipe, but you made it so rich and creamy..looks yummy..gr8 job

Jaya said...

Suparna,
this is definitely so good ..if I were to choose between gobhi manchurian and your gobhi kofta curry , I will definitely choose your delicious n creamy gobhi kofta curry with some warm fried rice ..yum :)..
hugs and smiles

Valarmathi said...

Looks creamy and yummy. perfect with rotis.

kothiyavunu said...

Delicious kofta curry, looks very fabulous.. I feel like having now itself with paratha.yummy pictures..:)

Hema said...

Your Kofta looks colorful and yummy.Good Photography.

Nithu Bala said...

This is too delicious..lovely click..

Kalai said...

Hi Suparna,
thanks for visiting my blog and leaving encouraging comments. Needless to say, you have a wonderful blog with amazing collection of recipes.

Cauliflower koftas looks real tempting and what a lovey dish. Will keep reading your previous posts.

Valarmathi said...

Suparna i made this yesterday, it was absolutely delicious, had with chappathi, it tasted yummy yumm.

Shalinishenoy said...

Sups! Lovely blog! tempting koftas. Av(Fritty) India ayiledna thugel gharanthu rabtha.

maha said...

I am sure this tastes absolutely fab

maha said...

I am sure this tastes absolutely fab