Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cabbage Kofta Curry - (No Onion No Garlic Recipe)

Ingredients :

For the Kofta Balls :

Cabbage - 2 Cups (Finely Chopped)
Gram Flour / Chick Pea Flour - 3/4 cup + As needed
Cumin seed / Jeera - 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Leaves - 2 Teaspoon (Finely Chopped)
Ginger - 1 Teaspoon
Green chili - 1 and 1/2 Teaspoon (Finely Chopped)
Salt - As per taste
Oil to fry

For the Gravy : 

Tomatoes - 3 Nos (Medium size)
Ginger - 1/2 Inch
Green chili - 1 No
Curd / Plain Yogurt - 2 Table Spoon
Oil - 2 Table Spoon
Asafeotida / Heeng - A Pinch
Cumin Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Gram Flour / Chick Pea Flour - 1 Table Spoon
Coriander powder - 1 Table Spoon
Turmeric - 1/2 Tea Spoon
Red Chili Powder - 3/4 Teaspoon (Adjust according to spice requirement)Coriander Leaves - 1 Table Spoon (Finely Chopped)
Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
Salt - As per taste.

Method for make kofta balls :

Heat oil in a deep pan for frying . Mean while take a mixing bowl and add cabbage, cumin / Jeera seeds, ginger, green chilies, salt, coriander leaves lastly add gram flour/ Chick pea flour and mix well just sprinkle water and make a smooth dough, If it becomes too sticky add some gram flour to it. Make sure that u don't add too much water, as it will become sticky, and also don't keep this mixture for long, as it may become watery. Make  a smooth small balls and slowly drop the balls one by one in the hot oil (Make sure its not too hot ) don't crowd the balls, just drop 4 balls at a time and keep the flame in medium and fry it till it turns golden brown in color. Drain excess oil with a help of a absorbent paper.

Method for making gravy :

Put tomatoes, green chilies and ginger to make a puree. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, then add the gram flour and simmer the flame and fry till the gram flour for about 2 minutes, now add the tomato puree, coriander powder, chili, turmeric powder, and cook on medium flame, until the tomato starts leaving oil, now add curd/yogurt and fry for a minute.
Now add about 1 and 1/2 cups of water, when it comes to boil, reduce the flame and simmer cook for few more minutes. Adjust the thickness of the gravy accordingly.
Now add the prepared koftas and simmer it for about 7 to 8 minutes. Lastly add the chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Phulka's or Roti's.

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