Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vegetable Malai Kofta Curry
For Koftas
Paneer (cottage cheese) - 250g
Flour - 3 tbs
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 3-4
Coriander powder - 1tbs
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Grind all the above ingredients and shape dough into small koftas/balls of 1" size and deep fry on medium heat.

Masala for Curry
Large tomatoes, pureed - 4
Ghee - 4tbs
Chilly powder - 11/2 tsp
Shah jeera - 1 tsp
Garam masala (spice mixture) - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut - 2tbs
Powdered poppy seeds - 2 tsp
Crushed garlic - 1/2 tsp
Crushed ginger - 1 tsp
Medium sized onion - 1
Curd - 1/3 cup
Fresh cream or malai - 100g
Fry ginger, garlic and onions. Add remaining ingredients except curd and cream. Cover and cook till ghee separates. Add beaten curd. Cook for a minute. Add koftas, thick cream and serve.

Chana Curry

Chana - 250 gram
Chopped Onion - 2 nos
Crushed Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Crushed Garlic - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilly - 2 nos
Oil - 4 tbs
Red Chilly Powder - 1tsp Tomato chopped - 1no's
Coriander powder - 1tbs Coriander Leaves - 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Lime (Juice) - 1 tsp
Cumin Small - 1/4 tsp Poppy seeds - 1 tbs
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Method of Preparation:
Cook chana with salt and turmeric and keep it aside.
Heat oil and add the onions, a pinch of salt sauté, then add sliced green chilly,crushed garlic and ginger, coriander powder,red chilly powder,turmeric,garammasala,cumin seeds and sauté well. Then add tomatoes, mix well.

When the oil comes out of it add the cooked chana with poring little water also. After that add the grinded poppy seed and lemon juice to it.Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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