Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moong Dal Kofta Curry

I had found this recipe several years back at Here's how I make it these days:

For the moong dal koftas:

1/2 cup moong dal - soaked for 2 hrs.
2 cups finely chopped mixed veggies like green beans, carrots, cauliflower, peas (all microwaved with 1-2 tsp water for 3-4 mins., boiled potatoes etc.
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp dhana-jira pwd
1/4 tsp red chilli pwd or to taste
1/2 tsp chaat masala

Soaked moong dal. Grind this coarsely with 1-2 tsp water.

Add the veggies and seasonings to the moong dal batter. Put 1 tbsp of the mixed batter into each oiled mould of an appe patra and cook for 5 mins on each side until golden brown.

This will yield about 16 - 20 koftas.

To make the curry:
2 tsp canola oil
1 onion - chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
3 - 4 tomatoes
2 tsp dhana-jira pwd
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup shredded paneer
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp Kitchen King masala
1/2 tsp kasuri methi
Cilantro to garnish
Heat the oil. Fry the onions on medium heat for 5 mins till soft. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry 2 mins. Add the tomatoes. Fry for 5-7 mins till the oil separately. Add the shredded paneer, salt. dhana-jira pwd & red chilli pwd and fry 2 mins. Take off heat and cool slightly. Then grind to a fine paste. Put it back in the kadai and add the garam masala, Kitchen King masala and kasuri methi. Simmer 2-3 mins. Gently drop in the koftas and let it come to a boil. Switch off the heat and serve hot with roti/paratha.
The paneer in the gravy gives it an amazing creaminess.

This Moong Dal Kofta Curry goes to the Side Dish for Chapathi event at Viki's Kitchen.


Parita said...

Never made curry with moong dal kofta..sounds delicious!

Prathibha said...

That kofta curry looks vry tempting..loved the color of gravy..

Sanjana said...

This looks really yummy is is so creative! Great job! Thanks for visiting me over at KO Rasoi :) Please do drop by often!

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