Friday, October 2, 2009

Paneer Kofta Curry - Cottage cheese in spicy gravy



After a very long time here come's my recipes. I was so bored the other day cooking the same old stuffs, I decided to make paneer koftas. A has tried them in restaurants but was never a big fan of it. So I made the paneer at home and thought paneer kofta's shld be given a chance :)
After having his dinner, A was so happy with the kofta's that he has become a big fan of it now.

Ingredients:

For Koftas:

200 gms Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
2 Potatoes
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
2 tblsp Cornflour
Oil for frying

For Gravy:

4 Onions
4 Tomatoes
Coriander Leaves
1/2 cup Curd - optional
1/2 cup Cashewnut Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Seed
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 Bay Leaf
2 tbsp Ghee

Method:

Boil potatoes and peel them.
Grate paneer and potatoes.
Add salt, red chili powder, garam masala, cornflour and mix well.
Make round balls of this mixture.
Now heat oil in a pan.
Fry balls in the oil till brown in color.
Grind onion and tomatoes together.
Chop coriander leaves very finely.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add cumin seed and bay leaf.
Add onion, tomato paste and brown it, stirring continously.
When it leaves oil add curd, cashewnut powder, salt, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala.
Stir it continously for a minute.
Then add 2 cup of water.
Put on the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
While serving reheat the gravy and then add koftas to it.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
Paneer Kofta's go well with rotis as well as rice. I served it up with veg fried rice.

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