Tuesday, January 13

Palak Paneer Kofta Curry


I am indeed a big fan of Paneer. I think most veggies would be..:). So here comes one more dish involving paneer. This recipe i learned just before my marrige, in the one and only cookery class i attented, but never tried it till now. Few days back while browsing through my old recipe collection(the list is so so big for recipes waiting to be tried), i stumbled upon this and remembered the yummy taste (the 1 small spoon aunty gave after the session ended) and that's it . I Bought spinach and made this delicious curry.

Ingredients:

For Koftas:

Crumbled(/grated) fresh paneer 50 gms
Finely chopped spinach 1 bunch
Bread slice 1
1 tbsp finely chopped mixed nuts (cashew n raisins)
1 tbsp cumin powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For Gravy:

Finely chopped spinach 1 bunch
1 big onion grated
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 pureed tomatoes
1 tbsp Khoya
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
½ cup milk
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:

For Kofta's:

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, stir fry the spinach for a few minutes until it gets soft,let it cool.
Mix the bread slice (edges removed) with spinach and make it uniform like dough.

Mix paneer, cumin powder, nuts and add salt to taste(a pinch only). Roll it into small smooth balls.

Now take small portion of the spinach in your palm and stuff the paneer balls in it.
Then make round shape koftas out of it. This one is a bit tricky as spinach mixture is very loose and its a bit tough to handle it.

Finally deep fry these koftas in hot oil till they turn brown. Drain and set aside.



For Gravy:

Puree the spinach in the mixer.
Heat oil in a wok, add ginger garlic paste and fry for some time.
Add grated onions and saute till it leaves oil.
Add all the dry powders ,palak puree and saute for some more time.
Then add pureed tomatoes, khoya, salt. Slowly add milk, stirring continously and cook till done.
Add water as required to make a thick gravy.

Serving:

First place kofta's in the dish and then add the gravy over it.
Garnish with whipped cream .
Serve hot.

Tips:

Add kofta's to gravy just before serving,as they may break.
If the palak dough gets very wet (as it happened with me),you may add 1 tbsp gramflour(besan) to it, so as it becomes manageble.

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Sending this to CFK: MILK products, as its paneer with khoya n cream. And its healthy, my kids love it too..
Along with Vermicilli kheer

22 comments:

Asha said...

Love the color, go green! :))

Sanaa Mahajan said...

Hey Neha..the dish looks so yummm... I'm surely gonna try this one..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummy and luscious.... Tempting for a huge paneer fan like me...

Grace said...

that's definitely one of the most vibrant dishes i've ever seen! and given my love for spinach, i'm sure it's delicious too. :)

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Love spinach or any greens. Looks lovely..

Navita said...

gr8 click...love the cream...
n yes we don't use ginger-garlic at home too...for gatta kadhi, but i love the flavour they add.:)

sowmya said...

v.nice recipe..looks yummy..
Happy pongal/sankranti..

Cham said...

Really love the gravy for the bright greenish! Tasty one!

Usha said...

Looks very inviting :-)

Ann said...

I love paneer too..yours look spicy and yummy.

DEESHA said...

lovely color out there, I love this too. looks yumm

DEESHA said...

lovely color out there, I love this too. looks yumm

Madhavi said...

Lovely dish and looks mouthwatering yummmm!!!!

Uma said...

mmm. looks so colorful and mouth-watering Neha! Nice presentation!

sriharivatsan said...

Hey, its looking yummy..Healthy one too..

Preety said...

your recipe is different..i like some new things that you have added in the recipe..love the idea of adding khoya also

Preety said...

you can send this for cooking for kids event if you want..http://preetyskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing-cooking-for-kids-event-milk.html

Neha said...

Thanx preety for informing, 'll sure sent it to the event.
And as abt khoya, my aunty told that these only add natural sweetness to the dish (as in resturants, so need to add sugar)

Tangled Noodle said...

This curry recipe looks so wonderful! I'll have to look up khoya, though, as I'm not familiar with it.

sampada said...

wow.. awesome, aromatic and flavourful. bookmarked. At all times here in U.S. i have a rough time difficulty to find ingredients. yet i found a great resource for ingredients www.myethnicworld.com and other food products from around the world.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Palak paneer looks so fresh and yummy...

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