Jul 28, 2010

Palak kofta- side dish for rotis and naan

       Another side dish for chapatis as I had promised in my last post. I usually do not spend lot of time in the kitchen everyday. I would love to cook the whole dinner and finish all the chores in an  hour. But there are some days like this day, when I made this palak koftas which took  a huge amount of my time. So maybe you can try this during weekend where you can spare some good time in your kitchen. The recipe is quite simple and the major portion of your time is consumed only making the koftas, the rest of the process is fast . So I promise, this is a an easy and delicious recipe and you will love it so and is certainly worth the efforts.
palak kofta
Koftas
Ingredients-
For the Koftas
Potatoes- 4 big ones
Paneer- Around 100gms
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves- 1 small bunch chopped fine
Maida- 1tbsp
Oil for deep frying

For the palak gravy
Spinach- 1 big bunch
onion- 1big chopped
Almonds-1/2 cup blanched and skin removed
Garlic cloves-2
Salt to taste
Oil-1tsp
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp
palak kofta
 From the inside
Method-
For the Koftas
  Boil and mash the potatoes to a very smooth and dry paste. Crumble the paneer and add salt and chopped coriander leaves. Roll some mashed potato into a ball. Flatten it into a disc and place some crumbled paneer in it. Seal it into a ball by cupping it gently with your palms. This process is a bit messy and tricky too. But dont worry ,takes some time and you will manage it. Repeat the same with rest of the potato and crumbled paneer. Now roll this ball over some maida or besan. Deep fry in hot oil till they turn a deep golden brown.

For the gravy
    Blanch the spinach till it turns tender. Grind it into a smooth paste. Combine the onions,garlic and blanched almonds and grind it into a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion paste and saute for around 4 to 5 minutes. Then add the spinach puree along with coriander powder, garam masala and salt and saute till the spinach is well cooked. Add some water to make it less thicker.

To Serve
       Add the koftas to the gravy just few minutes before serving to retain its crispiness. They turn very soggy if you add them too early. Serve hot with rotis /naan.
palak kofta
Palak Kofta

41 comments:

Akila said...

Wow... Kofta looks delicious.....

Priya said...

I never heard of green gravy with kofta...really a good idea..The pics luks so inviting...

Chitra said...

Wow, i never tried this.Looks mouthwatering :)

jayasree said...

I was windering reading ur first para, why making koftas involved too much of time. Now I know. I think the koftas on its own will make a great snack. Good one, Soumya.

Vrinda said...

very new to me..sounds healthy n yummmm

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely recipe..nice clicks too..

lissie said...

those koftas look so delicious...! I would love to have them without the gravy.. :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make something similar too! Looks yummy and so healthy!

Priti said...

Looks so perfect ....yummy one dear

jeyashrisuresh said...

koftas with spinach is quite healthy and i have never tried koftas, since they r time consuming.Love the koftas in the green gravy

Christina Marsigliese said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm glad you enjoy the tartlets. Your food looks very flavourful!

Christina.
www.form5artisan.blogspot.com

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. looks perfect and tempting.. healthy too :)

Satya said...

this palak kofta looks really awesome ...wonderful combo ...love to try it ...thanks for sharing this dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Usha said...

Kofta looks delicious, loved the idea of making it with spinach gravy!

aipi said...

very tempting.. loved the kofta n the color of the gravy

DEESHA said...

this is so new to me .. looks yumm

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They are simply mind blowing. Lovely pics. Bookmarked :)

Torviewtoronto said...

Delicious

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Guilt free one.... YUM!

Priya said...

Very catchy and tempting palak kofta curry..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Sowmya

The Palak Kofta looks awesome. Loved the color of the koftas.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Shama Nagarajan said...

thats a tempting recipe dear..will try this soon

Jayashree said...

The stuffed koftas sound delicious.

notyet100 said...

looks delicious,...ummm:-)

Krishnaveni said...

never tried a recipe like this, superb

Sush said...

As you rightly said, I also make kofta curries once in a blue-moon. Though they are time consuming, it is totally worth it. I liked your idea of making the koftas. Will try it your way next time :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sowmya, please collect an award from my blog.

AdukalaVishesham said...

delicious.. mouth watering dish..

Sayali said...

Grab an award from my blog tomorrow :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Red Chillies said...

We had something similar at a restaurant long time agao and had forgotten about it. Your post reminded me of it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

My Little Space said...

Wow Sowmya, this is wonderful! I like the whole combo of these recipes. The gravy sounds awesome and easy to make too. Btw, have ever tried making curry sardine (canned) for naan dipping? I had it once in KL. So craving for it! Thanks alot for sharing & have a nice day.
Cheers, Kristy

PranisKitchen said...

soumay.. really u made it really good.. very healthy pne too.. liked the kofta with paneer..

Pari said...

Why to dump the koftas in the gravy, I would eat it with some sauce.

Aparna S Mallya said...

Wow, looks appealing!

Divya Kudua said...

Thanks to my recent love for Palak,this one is in my to-do list.Looks so delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dear Sowmya
You have an award in my blog. Please accept it

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovely flavor...looks so tempting n yum...mouthwatering dish...

Sharmi said...

very yummy looking gravy, I am blog hopping when I am really hungry and your gravy is making me more hungry.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds too gud,I love this recipe! Very much tempting!

Amarendra said...

Very innovative recipes and many of them are low fat, which is an added advantage for me. Following this blog..

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