Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry

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Total Time:
35 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the kofta:
  • 100 g - chana dal (soaked overnight)
  • 100 g - moong dal (soaked overnight)
  • 2-3 cubes - processed cheese
  • 2 - bread slices
  • Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, chilli powder and salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 kg - tomatoes, ripe
  • 1 - onion
  • 3 - green chillies, slit
  • Cloves - a few
  • Black peppercorns - a few
  • Bay leaves
  • Cumin seeds
  • 1 - cardamom
  • Cashewnuts, almonds
  • 1/2 cup - yogurt (beaten well)
  • Garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

How to Make 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 a dough
  • 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, cardamom, peppercorns and the chillies
  • Add the onion paste
  • Fry till golden brown
  • Add the tomato puree
  • When the mixture boils, add all the masalas, dry fruit mixture and salt
  • 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.
  • Serve the dish after an hour

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