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.


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Palak kofta- side dish for rotis and naan Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
For the Koftas
For the palak gravy
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
For the Koftas
For the palak gravy
For the Koftas
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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.
Recipe Notes

Palak Kofta

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  1. Wow… Kofta looks delicious…..

  2. Priya's Feast

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

  3. Wow, i never tried this.Looks mouthwatering 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. very new to me..sounds healthy n yummmm

  6. Nithu Bala

    Lovely recipe..nice clicks too..

  7. those koftas look so delicious…! I would love to have them without the gravy.. 🙂

  8. Preeti Kashyap

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

  9. Looks so perfect ….yummy one dear

  10. jeyashrisuresh

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

  11. Christina Marsigliese

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

  12. Hari Chandana

    Wowww.. looks perfect and tempting.. healthy too 🙂

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

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

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

  16. this is so new to me .. looks yumm

  17. Priya Yallapantula

    They are simply mind blowing. Lovely pics. Bookmarked 🙂

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  19. Sukanya Ramkumar

    Guilt free one…. YUM!

  20. Priya Suresh

    Very catchy and tempting palak kofta curry..

  21. Hamaree Rasoi

    Hi SowmyaThe Palak Kofta looks awesome. Loved the color of the koftas. DeepaHamaree Rasoi

  22. Shama Nagarajan

    thats a tempting recipe dear..will try this soon

  23. Jayashree

    The stuffed koftas sound delicious.

  24. notyet100

    looks delicious,…ummm:-)

  25. Krishnaveni

    never tried a recipe like this, superb

  26. 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 🙂

  27. Priya Yallapantula

    Sowmya, please collect an award from my blog.

  28. AdukalaVishesham

    delicious.. mouth watering dish..

  29. Grab an award from my blog tomorrow 🙂

  30. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    looks yum!

  31. Red Chillies

    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.

  32. My Little Space

    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

  33. PranisKitchen

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

  34. Pari Vasisht

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

  35. Aparna S Mallya

    Wow, looks appealing!

  36. Divya Kudua

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

  37. Hamaree Rasoi

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

  38. Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

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

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


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

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


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