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Jan 26, 2009

Vegetable kofta- bake version

baked vegetable kofta After posting almost a series of sweets in my previous posts, Today I decided that it was time to post some nice, spicy, mouth watering recipe.
I made this vegetable kofta 3 weeks ago, but some ocassion or the other kept me from posting this one though I was very excited about this particular one as I used my oven for something else other than my cakes(as I had planned when I made this).
I had planned to use the paniyaaram pan to shallow fry the koftas , but later baked them. Yes I do look for low calorie and fat free recipes nowadays.And when you always have alternate way to substitute the fats ,there is no need to resist the temptations to such exotic dishes. There was no difference in the taste and that I could have them without any guilt.

Ingredients-
Koftas
Potatoes-2(peeled)
Carrots- 1(peeled)
Paneer-1 cup crumbled
Peas- 1cup
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chilly powder- 1tsp
Salt- to taste
Gram flour-1 Tbsp(optional)
Oil- 2tsp
Gravy
Onion- 1 chopped
Tomato- 1 chopped
Garlic- 2 cloves chopped
Ginger- 1' chopped
Coriander powder- 2tsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chilly powder- 1tsp or more
Garam masala- 1tsp
Cumin seed powder- 1tsp
Kasuri methi- 1tsp
Cashew paste-1tsp
Oil-2tsp
Curd/cream- 1tbsp
Method-
Pressure cook the potatoes,carrots and peas till soft.Drain water completely. Mash them well. Add the paneer, turmeric powder and salt.Mix well and roll them into small balls.Roll them on gram flour if its not dry and a bit mushy.Rub oil on all the balls. Place them on a oven plate and bake at 180c for 20 minutes till they appear brown on the top.
baked vegetable kofta
Baked Koftas
For the gravy, grind the onions,tomatoes,ginger and garlic to a paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add the ground paste. Saute for sometime. Then add rest of the spices,kasuri methi and cashew paste. Add half a cup of water and cook for around 20 minutes till the raw smell of the onions and tomatoes disappear and the consistency is a bit thick(should not be runny).Add the curd/cream.Mix well.
Add the koftas in the gravy just few minutes before serving.(Don't add them before serving, otherwise the koftas will become soggy.It is supposed to be slightly crispy)

51 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a healthier choice sowmya! Looks mouthwatering:)

pedatha.com said...

Hi Sowmya, guiltless koftas is a recipe that is a sure success...like the pics and byline on your masthead.

Priya said...

Deligthful dish, loved the baked kofta n the curry looks delicious...

Ann said...

Sowmya,thats for sure a great try...Loved the version.

Indhu said...

love this healthy version. Like you said, we can eat this without any guilt. Will try this soon :)

Poonam said...

that sounds healthy!!! will give a try!!!

jayasree said...

Koftas alone can make a guilt free snack.

Asha said...

Baked Koftas sounds great, perfect looking dish! :)

Usha said...

Guiltless kofta sounds fantastic and these are considerably faster than using the paniyaram pan too...perfect :-)

Laavanya said...

I've tried baking them once before when I had trouble frying them (since they split in the oil)... and was quite happy with the results. Your curry looks delicious.

Jaishree said...

Loved the baked kofta n the curry looks delicious..sounds gr8:)

Soma said...

Ooof what beautiful koftas. that gravy looks so rich & delicious!

Happy Birthday to your blog!

Cham said...

What a great way to indulge this creamy gravy

notyet100 said...

even i prepared bread roll using appm pan,..today,..ur koftas look healthy nd yum,..hpyy reublic day,..cee u soon,..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

great idea to bake.... healthier than usual method. looks gorgeous.

Navita said...

this is such a great idea! will try it!

DEESHA said...

nice koftas & healthy too

Vanamala said...

Looks nice gravy dish...bake version is tooo good

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow healthy and delicious..

Trupti said...

nice way to make healthy koftas..curry looks very delicious

Andhra Flavors said...

hey what a co-incident I made malai kofta for my son's b'day party. now iam going to post this. i love kofta recipe. urs is beautiful.

Curry Leaf said...

This looks ggreat,I can have the koftas without any gravy.No different it looks from the deep fried ones.Definitely low fat and healthy.

Rathna said...

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Vibaas said...

Lovely. They are low fat and still look absolutely delicious :)

Maya said...

Baking a kofta seems a great idea..Thanks for sharing Sowmya..Your dish looks great..

Sunanda said...

Koftas looking delicious and the gravy is yummy...

vidhas said...

Baking hte koftas is great idea . curry sounds great, surely will give a try. Check my blog for a refreshing surprise.

Vij said...

Healthy kofta! looks so yummy sowmya.

Anonymous said...

Gr8.... looks nice

Happy cook said...

These looks creamy and deliciouis.

Ramya said...

Need to try this baked version soon...

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SriLekha said...

it looks too good!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That was a healthy kofta recipe. Look so perfect. YUM!

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow good one Sowmya....looks wonderful.I really need to try this soon.

Usha said...

Regarding the pudding cookies...the powder I referred in my recipe looks a lot like custard powder with sugar included ...so you can use any flavored custard powder of the same quantity and add sugar to taste for the cookies too...

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

First time here.. Love koftas..This is a healthy as it is not deep fried..Looks very creamy and yummy..

Viki Xavier. said...

Lovely curry . I bookmarked it. yummy.

Vij said...

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Joie de vivre said...

How lovely.

Adlak's tiny world said...

baking such a healthy version of making koftas... never tried this.. wish to have and try it soon..

Shreya said...

so healthy, love your recipe...

Jayashree Mudaliar said...

Thanks for stopping by at my space.. you have a nice space too..and congratulations on the successful completion of a blogging year..Well done!!!

Swapna said...

This is my hubby dear fav dish. Will try soon. Looks great with cute pictures.
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KV said...

Kofta curry looks rich and delicious. never thought of oven baking the koftas. that sure is a healthier version

Shri said...

Healthier and easy kofta.Got to try it.

Varsha Vipins said...

Wow..am drooling Sowmya.I have some Tofu in hand..Mebe Il try with that sometime soon..Thanks..:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow makes me drool. Looks spicy and yummy.

Yasmeen said...

certainly healthier,love it!

Sukanya said...

Yum Yum mouthwateringly yummy koftas. Once I buy my oven Iam going to try this out. I have asked you on Orkut what type of Oven I must buy please help me with your suggestions. Thanks

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Nice non-greasy kofta's :) Wonderful pics! makes me drool!

Dazy said...

Vegetable kofta is my son's favorite. I try it with different variations. This would make my son happier.

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