Beetroot Kofta


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The appealing and delicious beetroot koftas or grated beetroot stuffed dumplings are cooked in a spicy thick onion-tomato based gravy. The gram flour or besan blended beetroot koftas are fried and simmered in the curry for this mouthwatering and healthy recipe.

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Beetroot Kofta recipe - How to make Beetroot Kofta

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

For The Koftas
2 grated beetroots
1 big grated carrot
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 boiled and mashed potato
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

For The Gravy
3 tomatoes
2 onions
4 green chillies
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
oil for cooking
chopped coriander (dhania) for garnishing
1 tbsp fresh cream
Method
For the koftas

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into small equal sized balls.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the koftas till they turn golden brown and crisp from all the sides.
  4. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the gravy

  1. Combine the tomatoes and onions and blend in a mixer into a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the prepared paste and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the grounded paste, garam masala and the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cook till oil separates from the gravy.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, add koftas to gravy and mix gently.
  2. Garnish with coriander leaves and cream and serve hot.


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This recipe was contributed by akvan on 17 Aug 2011


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