Kofta is an Indian recipe that tastes best with the typical Indian flatbread known as Naan. Also, you can enjoy the kofta with another flatbread that is paratha. This kofta is special as it comes directly from the royal kitchen of India. This dish has a lot of variations that we will be bringing to you in next posts. But for now, take a look at the ingredients and preparation for making the classic Aloo Paneer Kofta.
- 1/2 cup paneer/cottage cheese
- 4-5 potatoes
- 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
- 1 cup Tomato Puree
- 1/2 cup chopped Onion
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Dry Mango Powder [Aamchur]
- Salt to taste
- Refined Oil
- Fresh Coriander
- Few Raisins
Directions for Making Kofta:-
- First of all, take 4-5 small sizes potatoes and wash them under the running water and boil them.
- Secondly, grate the cottage cheese into a bowl and keep it aside.
- Take out the boiled potatoes and peel them. Mash these potatoes into a mixing and the grated cottage cheese to it.
- Mix both the ingredients well. It’s time to add some red chilli powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and salt to the mixture. Coriander leaves have fresh flavours. Therefore add these leaves to the recipe to make it more delicious. Mix all the ingredients together with potatoes and cheese nicely.
- Pluck a medium size piece of the mixture and roll it flat using the rolling pin. Now, hold it in your palm and add a raisin to it.
- Bring all the edges together and roll it into a ball shape.
- Similarly, repeat the process for making other koftas.
Direction for Making Gravy:-
- Firstly, heat 2 tablespoons of refined oil in a pan. Firstly, add the cumin seeds to the pan and let them crackle.
- Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute it for few seconds.
- Thirdly it’s time to put the chopped onions in the pan. Keep stirring the ingredients until the onions become translucent in colour.
- Similarly, add the tomato puree and let the gravy cook. Cover the pan with a lid.
- Remove the lid after few minutes and add some turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and some salt to taste.
- Add water according to the amount of gravy and consistency you want in the dish.
- Cover the lid again and let the gravy boil for few 1o minutes.
- Lastly, add the kofta balls into the gravy and garnish with the freshly chopped coriander.
Do not add the koftas into the gravy while boiling. Because the koftas will melt into the gravy due to the high cooking temperature.