Chana Kofta Kadhi
by Tarla Dalal
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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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- Combine the curds, besan and 1 cup of water in a deep bowl and whisk well. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, asafoetida and curry leaves.
- When the cumin seeds crackle, add the curds-besan mixture, ginger-green chilli paste, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth without using any water.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
- Arrange the koftas on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes. Keep aside.
- To make chana kofta kadhi, re-heat the kadhi and bring it to a boil.
- Drop the prepared koftas in the boiling kadhi, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve the chana kofta kadhi immediately.
- 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.
Nutrient values per serving
|Energy|| 195 cal|
|Protein|| 7.7 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 16.1 gm|
|Fat|| 8.8 gm|
|Calcium|| 673.9 mg|
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