Special Paneer Kofta Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the koftas:
  • 3 - Medium size potatoes
  • 1 cup - Finely chopped/ grated paneer
  • 2 - Bread slices, edges off
  • 1/2 cup - Crushed mixed dry fruits - cashews, almonds and raisins
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - Sugar
  • 2 - Chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • Oil to deep fry dumplings
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 - Medium onion, grated
  • 2 cups - Tomato puree/paste
  • 1 tbsp - Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp - Whole garam masala
  • Cardamoms- 2 -3
  • Cinnamon- 1 small piece
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder- 1 tsp
  • Dried red chillies- 2-3
  • 1 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup - Cream
  • 2 - Green chillies chopped
  • 1/4 cup - cashewnut powder
  • 1 tbsp - Garlic ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup - Grated paneer
  • 2 tbsp - Cooking oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - Sugar

How to Make Special Paneer Kofta Curry

  • For the kofta filling:
  • Mix half cup grated paneer, nuts, raisins, green chillies, cardamom powder, pepper powder, cumin powder, sugar and salt.
  • Add a little water and make 8 equal sized balls of this mixture.
  • To make the koftas.
  • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes.
  • Add 1/2 cup paneer, bread and salt and blend this into a smooth dough.
  • Make 8 parts of this dough.
  • Now take each part in your palm, flatten it, place the filling in it
  • Wrap the outer filling well to form a stuffed dumpling.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and deep-fry koftas on medium heat until brown.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • For the gravy:
  • Heat oil in a saucepan add garam masala, let it crackle and then add the onions.
  • Add the garlic-ginger paste and chopped green chillies and fry for 2 mins.
  • Now add the tomato puree and fry well.
  • Add the powder spices, sugar and salt to it.
  • Now add the grated paneer and cashew powder with a little water and let it boil.
  • Simmer for 6 mins and add the cream, 2 tbsp at a time, while stirring continuously.
  • Add sugar and simmer for 2-3 mins till it thickens.
  • Immerse koftas in the gravy and immediately take it off the stove
  • Serve hot.

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