Cabbage Nachni Koftas in Makhani Gravy, Low Salt Recipe


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Cabbage Paneer Koftas in Makhani Gravy

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The moment somebody hears the word ‘makhani’, it reminds them of a rich and buttery gravy and they immediately strike it off their diet-friendly list!

However, this innovative recipe shows that you can recreate the same buttery experience using apt ingredients and cooking methods, in a pretty much diet-friendly way.

This is indeed a makhani gravy but we have not even used a spot of high-saturated, fat-laden butter, but used a little bit of oil instead.

The koftas are also unusual, made using iron-rich nachni for binding, instead of corn flour. Putting our heads together to make the Cabbage Nachni Koftas in Makhani Gravy as healthy as possible, we decided to steam the koftas instead of deep-frying them.

This makes the dish healthier, without compromising on flavour. This low-salt recipe is sure to be a healthy treat for those with high blood pressure.

You can also try other low-salt subzis like the Mili Jhuli Subzi and Bengali Mixed Vegetable Dry Sabzi .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Method
For the cabbage nachni koftas

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 2 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into an even sized small round.
  3. Steam the koftas in a steamer for 10 minutes. Keep aside.

For the makhani gravy

  1. Combine the tomatoes, onions, cloves, cinnamon, red pumpkin and ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Remove the cinnamon and cloves and discard them. Blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the tomato- onion mixture, dried fenugreek leaves, chilli powder, garlic paste, sugar, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, reheat the makhani gravy, add the cabbage nachni koftas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve hot.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy46 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates7.7 g
Fiber2 g
Fat1.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A297.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C32.2 mg
Folic Acid28.2 mcg
Calcium54.9 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium11.8 mg
Potassium161.4 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Cabbage Paneer Koftas in Makhani Gravy
5
 on 23 Apr 17 01:26 PM


Cabbage Paneer Koftas in Makhani Gravy
5
 on 13 Apr 17 04:48 PM


Thanks a lot for this recipe... Since a long time I was looking for a healthy low salt Punjabi style recipe for my father who has hypertension... He enjoyed it with whole wheat chapatis.
Cabbage Paneer Koftas in Makhani Gravy
5
 on 02 Aug 16 11:15 PM


It was so yummy n easy to make.. With minimim oil it really tastes good.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rujuta, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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03 Aug 16 08:39 AM
Cabbage Paneer Koftas in Makhani Gravy
5
 on 23 Sep 13 03:35 PM


The non-fried koftas are truly tasty. I couldn't believe the makhani gravy thickened with red pumpkin, cornflour and low fat milk can be so yummy and healthy. I will surely cook it again.