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- side dish for rotis and naan
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.
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.