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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kofta in anything tempts me a lot. Name, look, taste, everything tempts me. So when my friend Sangeeta told me the idea, I loved it. She even sent me a picture of hers through what’s app. It tempted me a lot, so I tried it soon. It turned out really yummy. Its simply vegetable cutlets, made as balls and floated in the palak gravy. Though I have the vegetable cutlet recipe in my blog, I this time adapted slightly from Vahchef. I have deep fried version, feel free to try your luck with low fat version in paniyaram pan. Sure kids would love this, so impress them this weekend Happy. Its with palak and vegetables, you can be content that they eat something healthy.

Veg kofta in palak gravy recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients for Gravy

Palak (Indian spinach) - 2 cups, tightly packed

Onion - 1

Tomato - 2

Green chillies - 4

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder - 2 tsp

Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

Kasoori methi - 2 large pinches

Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Milk - 1/4 cup

Salt - as needed

To temper

Oil - 2 tsp

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Cardamom - 1

Cloves - 1

Ingredients – For cutlet/ Kofta

Potato - 2

Mixed vegetables - 3/4 cup

Chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds/ Jeera - 1 tsp

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Oil - 2 tsp + for deep frying

Maida - 2 tblsp

Bread crumbs - As needed


  1. Clean and remove the thick stem from palak. Roughly chop it. In a pan, add oil, green chilli and washed palak and fry until palak shrinks, without changing the green colour. Cool down. In a kadai, temper with cardamom, clove and cinnamon, followed by onion. Fry onion until transparent.
  2. Grind the palak with little water to a smooth puree.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste to the onion and fry for another minute. Add chopped tomatoes, kasuri methi, salt and fry until mushy. Add pureed palak, sugar and mix well.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes in medium flame. Add milk slowly and mix well as you add. Keep the flame in low always after adding milk.
  5. 1-palak
  6. Mix well and let it be for 2 mins in low flame. Add garam masala, pepper powder. Lastly add the koftas(Just before serving). Refer below for cutlet.
  7. 2-palak
  8. Cook potato and chopped veggies. I pressure cooked for 2 whistles. Drain water completely, peel the potatoes. Grate or crumble it roughly. In a pan, heat oil for tempering and temper with Jeera. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute in low flame.
  9. 3-cutlet
  10. Add chopped coriander leaves, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder. Mix well in medium flame for half a minute.
  11. 4-cutlet
  12. Add enough salt, cooked veggies and fry until dry.
  13. 5-cutlet
  14. Squeeze lemon and stir well. Add it to the crumbled potatoes. Mix well.
  15. 6-cutlet
  16. Make equal sized balls out of it. Let it be small lemon sized.
  17. 7-cutlet
  18. Make a paste thin enough to give a coat, out of maida and little water. Dip the vegetable balls in it and then roll it in the bread crumbs, kept on a plate.
  19. 8-cutlet
  20. Arrange these in a plate. Deep fry in hot oil until golden in colour and drain over paper towel.
  21. 9-cutlegravy


    • first make the gravy, then make cutlet and add it to the gravy.
    • You can make the cutlet until rolling over bread crumbs and keep refrigerated and fry when needed.
    • I added evaporated milk, so added little. You can also add cream in place of milk and adjust the gravy consistency with water.
    • Do not over cook potatoes, otherwise koftas will be soggy. Also do not mash the potato, crumble or grate it.
    • I used fresh bread crumbs.
    • Gravy can be on little on a runny side as kofta may absorb.
I garnished with grated cheese as my friend suggested. Goes well with mild pulao or roti/ phulka.

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  1. Wonderful....I love the presentation ....and the clicks

  2. I could write a song about these yummy pics..totally mesmerising. :)

  3. Oh Raji this is so tempting. Lovely presentation

  4. Very tempting. Nice clicks

  5. super tempting dish and clicks

  6. Lovely presentation,superb koftas

  7. super idea rak's hands off to you...

  8. Amazing recipe.. Did this for dinner and was super hit.. Finger licking .. Yummy


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