Chana Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry

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Total Time:
1 - 2 hours
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • Chana Dal - 100 g, soaked overnight
  • Moong dal - 100 g, soaked overnight
  • Processed cheese - 2-3 cubes
  • Bread slices - 2
  • Ajwain - a little
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • For the gravy:
  • Tomatoes - 1 kg, ripe)
  • Onions - 1 large
  • Green chillies - 3, slit
  • Cloves - few
  • Black Peppercorns - few
  • Bay Leaves - few
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Bada Elaichi - 1
  • Cashewnuts, Almonds - optional
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup, beaten well
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

How to Make Chana Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry

  • For the kofta:
  • Grind the dals, grate the cheese cubes and mix well. Crumble the bread slices and mix in.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and knead into dough like consistency.
  • Make oval balls of 1 inch size.
  • Fry in hot oil. Keep aside.
  • For the gravy:
  • Puree the tomatoes, onions and the dry fruits separately.
  • In a wok, add oil. When hot, add cloves, bay leaves, cumin seeds, bada elaichi, peppercorns and the chillies.
  • Add the onion paste.
  • Fry till golden brown.
  • Add the tomato puree.
  • When the mixture comes to a boil, add all the masalas and salt.
  • After it comes to a boil, add the dry fruit mixture.
  • Let it cook over a slow flame for a few minutes.
  • Add beaten curds and remove wok from flame immediately.
  • Add the koftas. Serve with hot chapattis or steamed rice. For best results, let the koftas soak in the gravy for at least an hour before serving.

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