Traditional Paneer Kofta

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For Koftas:
  • 250 g: Paneer
  • 3 - Potatoes (boiled & mashed)
  • 1 tsp - Coriander and Cumin seed powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Salt
  • Oil: for frying
  • For Gravy:
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 - Onions
  • 6-8 - Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • 100 g - cashewnuts
  • 50 g - Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup - Milk
  • 1 tsp - Garam masala
  • 1.5 tsp - Salt
  • 3 tsp - Butter
  • 4 cups - Water
  • 1 tsp - Lemon Juice
  • Coriander Leaves: for garnishing

How to Make Traditional Paneer Kofta

  • Grate the paneer and mix it well with the mashed potatoes.
  • Add the salt and coriander and cumin seeds powder.
  • Mix well and make it into round balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep-fry the koftas till they are golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • For the gravy:
  • Soak cashewnuts and khus-khus in lukewarm milk and keep it aside for 20 minutes and grind it to a smooth paste along with the milk.
  • Make a paste of onions and green chillies and set that aside.
  • Heat the pan, add the butter to it.
  • Add onion-green chilli paste, ginger-garlic paste and fry till oil separates.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Add the cashewnut paste and fry for 3 minutes on a low flame.
  • Add salt and garam masala to the gravy.
  • Pour water into the gravy and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Put off the flame and add lemon juice to it.
  • Dump the koftas into the gravy.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

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