Chana Kofta Kadhi

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Add zest to life with this bone-strengthening treat! With a bouquet of healthy ingredients including curds, fenugreek, spinach and kabuli chana, the Chana Kofta Kadhi gives your meal a protein and calcium boost. Many are unaware of the fact that excess fat hinders the absorption of calcium, so deep-frying the koftas would make the dish less effective than it can be! That is the reason why we have steamed the koftas and not deep-fried them, so you can be assured of maximum nutrient uptake.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Kadhi
2 cups curds (dahi)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
salt to taste

For The Chana Koftas
3/4 cup soaked and drained kabuli chana (white chick peas)
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 cup chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1/4 cup chopped spinach (palak)
2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
salt to taste

For the chana koftas

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth without using any water.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Arrange the koftas on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Re-heat the kadhi and bring it to a boil.
  2. Drop the prepared koftas in the boiling kadhi, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve immediately.

Handy tip

  1. If the kofta mixture is difficult to shape into rounds, you may need to add 1 tablespoon bengal gram flour (besan) to the mixture and mix well.

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Nutrient values per serving
195 cal 7.7 gm 16.1 gm 8.8 gm 673.9 mg

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 on 16 Feb 15 04:14 PM

The steamed koftas were loved by all in my family... Thanks for teching me koftas can be steamed instead of being deep-fried.
 on 16 Feb 15 02:13 PM

You must have had the kadhi and this type of koftas seperately, but trust me this combo is just a hit. The little spicy chana and spinach koftas make a wonderful recipe in itself. When added to our not so sweet kadhi, it tastes even betetr.
 on 03 Aug 13 12:18 PM

one doubt before trying this. Do the koftas need to be steamed before putting them in the kadhi?
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Tarla Dalal    The koftas are to be steamed, the recipe had an error, we are extremely sorry for it..The recipe has been modified...
17 Feb 15 02:26 PM