Sunday, February 20, 2011

Microwave Kofta Curry

I almost always use my microwave to heat food. Only once in a blue moon, I actually cook something in it. On my trip to India in Dec., I had noted this MW kofta curry recipe down from a Tarla Dalal magazine. When Srivalli annnounced her MW curry event, I immediately thought to try this curry out.

Here's how I made it:

For the koftas -
1/2 of a russet potato - boiled, peeled & mashed
1/2 cup chopped spinach
Salt, cumin pwd, coriander pwd, red chilli pwd, chaat masala - all to taste
1 tbsp gram flour

Mix all the ingredients well. Shape into koftas. These made abt 15 koftas for me. Microwave for 2 minutes each side.

For the curry -
2 tsp oil
1/2 cup chopped onions - grind to a paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp cashew pieces
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk
Salt, 1/2 tsp cumin pwd, 1/2 tsp coriander pwd, red chilli pwd per heat desired, pinch of garam masala, sugar to taste, pinch of kitchen king masala, 1 tbsp kasuri methi
1 tbsp soy flour or corn flour

Mix the oil and onion paste in a microwave safe glass bowl. Cover and microwave for 3 mins, stirring once or twice in between. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, mix well and again microwave (covered) for 2 mins.

In the meanwhile, blend together the cashews, milk, yogurt, flour and seasonings. Add this to the onion mixture. Again cover and microwave for 5 mins, stirring every minute or two. Add some water if required, to get desired consistency.

Just before serving, drop the kofta balls into the gravy, stir gently, cover and microwave for 2 minutes until heated thru.

I was pleasantly surprised by this curry dish. It came together so easily and tasted pretty good. I served it in the same bowl, so cleaning was a cinch.


Rajani said...

Just great.Kofta and in a microwave.Were the koftas cooked through within the cooking time?
Your gravy looks so inviting

Supriya said...

Hi Rajani - yes, the koftas were fully cooked, I was skeptical, but surprised abt that. BTW, I haven't forgotten abt goda masala recipe, I did get it from MIL, but seems kinda complicated. She's gonna visit this summer, I'll see how she makes it, then post.

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting dear...
kofta's using microwave..
will try out soon :)

Rajani said...

Wow,thanks for remembering about goda masala.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry..should try this out myself..

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