Healthy Koftas in Makhani Gravy
by Tarla Dalal
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This dish is specially prepared for calorie conscious North Indian food fans. Take our word for it - these steamed koftas in a nourishing gravy are finger licking! Serve it with whole wheat parathas to make a satisfying meal.
The innovative twist here is the use of red pumpkin and low-fat milk to impart a creamy and thick mouth-feel, very close to authentic makhani fare, without using any butter or cream.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into an even sized round ball.
- Steam the koftas in a steamer for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, red pumpkin and ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the vegetables are soft, while stirring occasionally.
- Remove the cinnamon and cloves and discard them. Keep the mixture aside to cool slightly and blend it in a mixer to a smooth mixture.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the chilli powder and dried fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the tomato-onion mixture, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Dissolve the cornflour in the milk, add it to the gravy and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
- Just before serving, add the paneer palak koftas to the hot makhani gravy, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Serve hot.
- 2½ cups chopped spinach gives you ½ cup of blanched and chopped spinach.
- Squeeze out all the water from the blanched spinach to make koftas.
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