palak kofta recipe | spinach kofta curry | palak kofta curry

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palak kofta recipe | spinach kofta curry | palak kofta curry with detailed photo and video recipe. a simple and healthy palak based north indian cuisine gravy recipe prepared with spinach and paneer balls. the recipe has a strong similarities to the popular punjabi cuisine malai kofta recipe with same gravy but with different ingredients for kofta balls. it is a healthy curry which can be relished with roti, chapathi or jeer rice.
palak kofta recipepalak kofta recipe | spinach kofta curry | palak kofta curry with step by step photo and video recipe. there are several kofta curry recipes and perhaps can be prepared with almost every vegetables. palak kofta curry is one such recipe with spinach puree is mixed with paneer and boiled/mashed potatoes. apart from the awesome taste, spinach kofta curry is an healthy alternative to the traditional kofta curry.

the recipe i have shown here is the simple and basic palak kofta recipe, but there are so many variations to this classic recipe. in this recipe i have prepared the spinach puree separately and mixed with grated paneer and boiled aloo. these are later shaped to balls followed by deep frying till crisp before using it in the creamy gravy. the other easy method is to finely chop the palak leaves, sauté them with onions and then mix it with paneer and potato mixture. certainly a easy method but i personally do not like it with spinach not entirely mixing with kofta mixture. further the gravy can also be extended by adding the spinach puree to the gravy very similar to palak paneer or any spinach based curries.

spinach kofta curry

some tips, recommendations and variations to this classic north indian curry palak kofta recipe. firstly, as variation to this curry you can prepare the green curry from spinach in the place for plain onion and tomato based curry. i personally like the red curry and not the green curry but it is completely optional. secondly, i have deep fried the spinach kofta before mixing it with curry. but an alternative you can pan fry them or even fry in appe pan for a healthier option. lastly, i would heavily recommend to add the kofta when you are about to serve. this ensures the kofta’s fresh and crisp or it may turn soggy.

finally i would like to highlight my other north indian curries or gravy recipes collection with this post of palak kofta recipe. it includes palak paneer, matar paneer, dum aloo, paneer masala, aloo curry, soya kurma, kala channa curry, matar mushroom, baby corn masala and aloo matar recipe. further do visit my other similar recipes collection like,

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palak kofta recipe
palak kofta recipe | spinach kofta curry | palak kofta curry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

easy palak kofta recipe | spinach kofta curry | palak kofta curry

Course: curry
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
for kofta:
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp onion chopped
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 bunch palak / spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 cup paneer / cottage cheese grated
  • ½ cup potato boiled & mashed
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour roasted
  • 5 cashew / kaju chopped
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup corn flour to roll
  • oil for deep frying
for curry:
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 2 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 cup tomato pulp
  • ¼ cup cashew paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi crushed
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 2 tbsp onion, 3 clove garlic, 1-inch ginger, 1 green chilli and 1 bunch of palak.

  2. cool completely and blend to smooth paste.

  3. also add 1 cup paneer, ½ cup potato, ¼ cup besan.
  4. additionally add 5 cashews, ¼ tsp garam masala and ¼ tsp salt.
  5. combine well forming a dough.

  6. prepare a round ball without any cracks.

  7. roll them in corn flour and deep fry in hot oil.

  8. stir occasionally, and fry till the kofta turn golden and crisp.

  9. drain off the palak koftas and serve with curry.


how to make palak kofta curry with step by step photo:

palak kofta preparation:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 2 tbsp onion, 3 clove garlic, 1-inch ginger and 1 green chilli.
    palak kofta recipe
  2. also saute 1 bunch of chopped palak, till it shrinks and changes colour.
    palak kofta recipe
  3. cool completely and transfer to a blender.
    palak kofta recipe
  4. blend to smooth paste adding water as required.
    palak kofta recipe
  5. take the blended palak puree into a large mixing bowl.
    palak kofta recipe
  6. also add 1 cup paneer, ½ cup potato, ¼ cup besan.
    palak kofta recipe
  7. additionally add 5 cashews, ¼ tsp garam masala and ¼ tsp salt.
    palak kofta recipe
  8. combine well forming a dough. if there is more moisture add in breadcrumbs and form a dough.
    palak kofta recipe
  9. pinch a small ball sized dough and prepare a round ball without any cracks.
    spinach kofta curry
  10. roll them in corn flour for extra crisp outer covering.
    spinach kofta curry
  11. deep fry in hot oil or bake in preheated oven at 180-degree celsius for 20 minutes.
    spinach kofta curry
  12. stir occasionally, and fry on medium flame.
    spinach kofta curry
  13. fry till the kofta turn golden and crisp. drain off the palak koftas and keep aside.
    spinach kofta curry

curry preparation recipe:

  1. now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ½ tsp fennel.
    spinach kofta curry
  2. also, saute 1 onion till they turn golden brown.
    palak kofta curry
  3. additionally, add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute well.
    palak kofta curry
  4. further add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 2 tbsp coriander leaves.
    palak kofta curry
  5. saute on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
    palak kofta curry
  6. now add 2 cup tomato pulp and mix well. to prepare tomato pulp, blend in 3 large tomatoes into smooth puree without adding any water.
    palak kofta curry
  7. cover and cook till the oil separates from sides.
    palak kofta curry
  8. now add ¼ cup cashew paste, 1 tsp salt and cook well. to prepare cashew paste, soak 10 cashews in ¼ cup warm water and blend smooth.
    palak kofta curry
  9. furthermore, add 1 cup water and adjust consistency.
    palak kofta recipe
  10. add in prepared kofta balls and mix gently.
    palak kofta recipe
  11. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till kofta absorb masala.
    palak kofta recipe
  12. further, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp kasuri methi. mix well.
    palak kofta recipe
  13. finally, serve palak kofta curry with chapathi or roti.
    spinach kofta curry


notes:

  • firstly, adding cashew pieces in kofta gives a crunchy bite to kofta.
  • also, add cream along with cashew paste to prepare rich and creamy malai kofta recipe.
  • additionally, cook the tomato pulp well, else the curry tastes raw.
  • finally, palak kofta curry tastes great when prepared slightly creamy and less spicy.

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