Time to Prepare: 40 MINS
• 2 Cups Spinach, Chopped And Boiled (Palak)
• 1/2 Cup Onion, Chopped
• 2 Potatoes, Peeled, Boiled & Mashed
• 2 Tbsp Gram Flour (Besan)
• 2 Fresh Bread Slices, Crumbled
• 1/4 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
• 1/4 Tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds
• Salt To Taste
• 2 Tbsp Bread Crumbs
• 1 Tsp Coriander, Chopped
For Kofta Batter:
• 5 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour (Maida)
• 5 Tbsp Milk
• A Pinch Of Salt
• A Pinch Of Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) Powder
• For Frying Koftas:
• Cooking Oil For Deep Frying
• 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
• 1 Bay Leaf
• 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
• 1/2 Cup Onion Paste
• 1 Tomato, Chopped
• 2 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
• 2 Green Chilies, Chopped
• 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 2 Tsp Coriander Powder
• 3 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut, Or Freshly Grated Coconut
• 1 Cup Milk
• 2 Tsp Coriander Leaves, Chopped
• 1 Tbsp, Kasuri Methi
• Salt As Per Taste
• 1 Tsp Sugar (Optional)
1. Squeeze out the water from spinach and add it to a large mixing bowl. (You can use discarded spinach water in the gravy, or add it to the chapati dough)
2. Add all the kofta ingredients, except bread crumbs to the mixing bowl, and mix well.
3. Make 6-7 lemon sized balls, and roll them over bread crumbs.
4. In another bowl, mix all the batter ingredients, and make a smooth batter.
5. Heat oil in a pan.
6. When the oil is hot, dip spinach balls into the batter and deep fry them. (You can also bake them at 200°C preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through).
7. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
8. Your koftas are ready.
1. Heat cooking oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds, and sauté for a few seconds.
3. Now add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and saute for around 5 minutes, or till they change color.
4. Add chopped tomato and cook for 3 minutes.
5. Now, add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
6. Mix well and fry for 3-4 minutes.
7. Add coconut and cook for 2 minutes.
8. Now add the milk, sugar, chopped coriander leaves, Kasuri methi, and garam masala powder. Mix well.
9. Cover the pan and boil the gravy for at least 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat.
10. Adjust the consistency according to your liking. Gravy is ready.
1. Add koftas to the hot gravy and turn off the heat.
2. Garnish with coconut.
3. Serve spinach kofta curry hot with rice, naan, or any of your favorite breads.
Palak Kofta (spinach kofta curry) is a delicious vegetarian curry recipe. Spinach koftas are deep-fried dumplings. The koftas are prepared with chopped spinach, potato, onion, and gram flour along with spices. Adding creamy gravy to these koftas make it the Spinach Kofta Curry. When these Koftas are mixed with creamy tomato gravy, it ranks them high in nutritional level.