Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lucknowi Koftas

This recipes goes for my friends of SWC-UttarPradesh/ Awadh Event.


For the Koftas
250gms Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
1 cup Spinach washed and chopped
1/2 cup Fenugreek leaves washed and chopped
1/2 cup coriander washed and chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup Corn flour/gram flour (besan)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For the Gravy
2 med size onions finely chopped
1 large tomato pureed
1 cup plain yoghurt (Dahi)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
4 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Grind to Paste
12 almonds (badam) soak and peel
3 tbsp poppy seeds (Khus khus) soak
3 tbsp melon seeds (Kharbuja seeds) soak
1 tsp each ginger and garlic paste
3-4 green chillies

1. For the koftas mix all the ingredients of the kofta together and divide into equal portions and shape into long rolls.
2. Deep fry till golden in colour. Drain onto a absorbent paper and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan and fry chopped onions till golden brown. add the grinded paste and stir fry for few min. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, sugar and salt and stir fry for few seconds.
4. Stir in tomato puree and cook on high heat stirring continuously till oil begins to separate. Add yoghurt, milk and cream.
5. Stir for a min more and then add 1 cup water and bring to boil. Simmer and cook for 5-10 min or until desired consistency.
6. Just before serving place the fried koftas in a dish pour the hot gravy over and serve immediately garnished with garam masala powder and chopped coriander. Tastes good with Parathas or poori.

1 comment:

notyet100 said...

looks yummy..yar,..lookin forward formore awadhi cuisine fromur blog,..looks quiet authentic,..

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