Lucknowi Koftas

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • For Koftas:
  • 5 - Potatoes (Boiled and mashed)
  • 1 Cup - Spinach (chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup - Fenugreek leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup - Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - Lime juice
  • 1/2 cup - Besan (Gram flour)
  • 1/4 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • Oil for frying
  • For Gravy:
  • 2 - Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 -Tomato (large, pureed)
  • 1 cup - Plain yogurt (dahi)
  • 1 cup - Milk
  • 1/4 cup - Cream
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Sugar
  • Salt
  • 1/4 tsp - Garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp -Oil
  • Grind to paste:
  • 10 - Almonds
  • 2 tbsp - Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger pieces
  • 5 - Garlic cloves
  • 3 - Green chillies

How to Make Lucknowi Koftas

  • For Kofta:
  • Mix all the ingredients for kofta together, divide into equal portions, shape into balls and deep-fry till golden in colour. Drain the excess oil in an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • For Gravy:
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the onions until they turn golden brown, add the ground ingredients and fry for a few minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, sugar, and salt and again stir and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add tomato puree and cook everything on high heat, stirring continuously. Cook till the oil begins to separate.
  • Now add yoghurt, milk and cream and stir continuously till the oil begins to separate.
  • Add a cup of water and bring to boil; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the gravy thickens.
  • To serve, place the fried koftas in a serving dish and pour the hot gravy over it. Garnish with garam masala powder and chopped coriander.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes

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