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Toor Dal Koftas in Spinach Sauce Recipe

Toor Dal Koftas in Spinach Sauce is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Monday, 20 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • For Spinach sauce:
  • A bunch - Spinach (or as required)
  • 1 cup - buttermilk
  • 1 tsp - Sugar and salt to taste
  • To be ground into a paste:
  • 2 to 3 Cloves - Garlic
  • 25 mm - ginger, grated
  • 1 - Green chilli or as per taste
  • 2 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • 1 tbsp - Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tbsp - Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp - aniseed
  • For the koftas:
  • 1 cup - toor dal, soaked in warm water for minimum 30 minutes
  • 1 - medium Onion
  • Grated Ginger
  • Some Coriander leaves
  • How to Make Toor Dal Koftas in Spinach Sauce:

    1. Drain the toor dal well.
    2. Saute the onions, ginger and chilli in a little oil with salt.
    3. Grind coriander leaves and the sauteed mixture with the toor dal but without water. It should be a coarse paste.
    4. Make balls and steam in a cooker. Make sure not to over-steam since it can get very hard. Cool and keep aside.
    5. Wash the spinach and blanch it in water for 2-3 minutes. Liquidise it in a blender.
    6. Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the ground spinach paste to it. Cook for a while.
    7. Add curd, salt and sugar. Simmer for 5-8 minutes.
    8. Place the steamed balls in a plate and pour the gravy on top.
    9. Serve it with rice/chapatti.
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