Monday, April 6, 2009

Beetroot kofta curry

I don't like beet much. I just use it in salad sometimes, otherwise I don't have any idea of where to use this so nutritious vegetable in my diet. I saw this recipe online somewhere a while ago. I wanted to try that recipe as soon as possible, but I was hesitant. At last after gathering courage to try, I bought beetroot before few days. But believe me, the result was awesome. So, here you go.......

For Kofta
1-1/2 beet (parboiled)
2 carrots
1 tbspn gram flour/besan
1 medium/2 small potatoes (boiled and mashed)
1 tsp garam masala
3-4 green chilly (chopped finely)
2 garlic cloves (minced)

For gravy
3-4 tomatoes
2 onion
1 tbsp ginger-green chilly paste
2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander cumin seed powder
2 tsp oil
2 tbsp fresh cream
chopped cilantro for garnishing

For Kofta
Grate the parboiled beetroot and carrot. Mix all the ingredients of kofta well except oil and salt. Heat the flat griddle or tava. When you are ready to cook the kofta, then only add the salt. Take spoonful of kofta mixture in your palm and make rounds. Then slightly flatten them by your palm. Apply some oil on the tava and put all the koftas one by one on it. When one side is golden brown, then flip them and again use some oil.

For Gravy
Grind onion and tomato to smooth paste. Take one saucepan and heat oil in it. When oil is heated, add ginger chilly paste. Then add onion-tomato paste. Cook till oil separates from the gravy. Add all the dry powders, salt and cream. Add water as per the needed consistency. Simmer for 5-8 minutes. 

For serving, put koftas in a bowl and pour the gravy on it. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!!!

To get more crunchy and crispy taste, you can deep fry the koftas also.
If there is too much water in the kofta mixture, then you can add more gram flour/besan.
Make sure that you add kofta in the gravy before serving only, because these koftas are really fragile.

And last but not the least, First time I got some awards....ta da da!!! Thank you very much Chandani for passing me these awards. They are posted on the sidebar.

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