Broccoli Kofta

Healthy koftas served in a delicious tomato-based gravy.

Time: 30 minutes

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Serves: Makes 18-20 koftas

Broccoli Kofta
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Ingredients

  1. Ingredients for koftas:
  2. 1 small head or 6-7 florets broccoli
  3. 1/2 cup paneer (grated or mashed)
  4. 1/2 cup boiled potatoes (peeled and mashed)
  5. 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  6. 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  7. 2 green chillies or to taste
  8. 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil for deep-frying
  11. Ingredients for gravy:
  12. 2 onions, roughly chopped
  13. 5 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  14. 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  15. 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  16. 2 tablespoons oil
  17. 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder or to taste
  18. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  19. Salt to taste

Method

  1. Place the broccoli florets in a steamer and steam for 7-8 minutes. Once steamed, mash them using a potato masher.
  2. Add coriander leaves, ginger and green chillies in a grinder and grind into a smooth paste.
  3. Combine the mashed broccoli, paneer, potatoes, chaat masala, salt, freshly ground coriander, ginger and green chilli paste in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape the mixture into small balls (koftas).
  4. Heat oil in a deep pan for deep frying. Deep fry the koftas till they are golden brown. Place them on a dish lined with kitchen towel to get rid of the excess oil.
  5. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add the onions, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 3-4 minutes (while stirring continuously) or till the onions turn golden brown in colour. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  6. Transfer the sautéed onions into the grinder and grind into a smooth paste. Add 1 tablespoon water if required. Transfer this paste to the pan. Add the freshly ground tomatoes, salt and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Cook on medium heat while stirring occasionally till it reduces to a thick masala paste and oil starts separating from this masala paste.
  7. Add 1 cup of water and let it boil. When the water starts boiling, cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 5 minutes. You can add more water if you do not like a thick gravy. Add garam masala to the gravy and mix well.
  8. To serve, place the koftas in a large bowl and pour warm gravy over them. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips:

  • The koftas are very soft, please pour the gravy over them when you are ready to serve otherwise the koftas will break.
  • Use a large bowl to serve so that there is some space in between the koftas. The koftas are very delicate and they can break or get deformed if packed tightly.
  • When deep-frying the koftas, make sure the oil is hot enough and the pan is not overcrowded. Fry in small batches for the best results.

 

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