Spicy Kofta Kadhi Video by Tarla Dalal

Spicy Kofta Kadhi Video by Tarla Dalal

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Kadhi without curds? if you are surprised, go ahead and try this recipe. This unusual recipe is created with a blend of tamarind water and besan spiced with a freshly-made paste. The koftas are also distinctive as they use a different combination of vegetables such as aubergines and cabbage.

  

Recipe Description for Spicy Kofta Kadhi ( Kadhi Recipe)

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Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients


To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (using A Little Water)
1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
7 green chillies , roughly chopped
12 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
4 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)
4 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)

For The Koftas
3/4 cup finely chopped brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
1 cup finely chopped cabbage
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
salt to taste
4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of baking soda
oil for deep-frying

For The Kadhi
3 tbsp ghee
50 cinnamon (dalchini)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
4 tbsp tamarind (imli) water
salt to taste

For The Garnish
4 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method

For the koftas

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 1 tbsp of water in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and deep-fry, a few koftas at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the kadhi

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chilli powder, besan and 4 tbsp of water and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add 4 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the tamarind water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, bring the kadhi to boil, add the koftas to it, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately garnished with fresh cream and coriander.
RECIPE SOURCE : Desi KhanaBuy this cookbook

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