Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cabbage Kofta (Dumpling) Curry

Ingredients:
For dumpling (kofta): 
1.      1 cup split chickpea
2.      2 cups cabbage shredded
3.      1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
4.      2 tablespoon chickpea flour
5.      1 green chili chopped
6.      1/4 teaspoon garam masala
7.      1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
8.      1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
9.      Salt to taste
10.  Oil for deep frying
For Kofta Gravy:
1.    3 tablespoon oil
2.    1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
3     1/4 teaspoon asafetida
4.    5 to 6 curry leaves
5.    1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
6.    1 teaspoon garlic- chili paste
7.    1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
8.    1 cup yogurt
9.    1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
10.  1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
11.  1/2 teaspoon garam masal powder
12   Salt to taste
13   Water as needed
14   1/4 cup coriander leaves finally chopped (for garnish)
Method:
For Dumpling (Koftas):
1.      Soak in water the split chickpea about 2 to 3 hours than drain the all water.
2.      Grain chickpea in food processor and make very fine paste(as needed add little water).
3.      Take one large bowl and add all ingredients of dumpling than make very soft dough.
4.      Heat the oil in pan on medium - high heat.
5.      Slowly drop one tablespoon of  the dumpling (kofta)  mixture into the frying pan.
6.      Fry the 4 to 5 dumpling (koftas) at a time turn occasionally cook until golden brown.
7.      Take it out in kitchen paper and keep aside.
For Kofta Gravy: 
1.      Heat the oil in a fry pan add cumin seeds after cracking cumin seeds, add asafetida, curry leaves and tomato than cook 2 minutes.
2.      In one bowl mix yogurt and all other gravy ingredients.
3.      Add this mixture in fry pan and mix well.
4.      Add 2 cups of water in this gravy and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stir occasionally.
5.      Now add the dumpling (koftas) and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
6.      Turn of the heat, garnish with coriander leaves, Serve with rice, roti or parathas.
Note:
·        You can make many different type of (koftas) dumpling like potato, raw banana, bottle gourd,  zucchini, raw papaya, jackfruit, pumpkin oh…. Many more and that is your own kofta curry.  
·        Koftas can be refrigerated for a week or freeze for a month.
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8 comments:

Nava.K said...

lovely veg recipe and I have made something similar as curries are my hubby's fav.

Shanthi said...

Nice and yummy. Nice way of using cabbages also

Manu said...

This is soooo delicious Daksha! I love cabbage and I could have a bowl of that right now!!! Buzzed! :-)

Adora's Box said...

What a lovely curry. So full of flavour and yet so simple.

kankana said...

I make something similar with lauki/bottle gourd and taste so good! Will try your version sometime soon :)

aipi said...

My most fav way to eat cabbage ~ looks so very delicious!
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Lilla said...

Wonderful way to combine cabbage and chickpea!!

Apple said...

I'm not a vegetarin but this recipe looks really yummy! I'm an avid dumpling lover of any sort.

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