Palak Kofta is a nutritious recipe and perfect for those who try to avoid the leafy vegetables.
For the Koftas
- 1 cup palak leaves(washed and chopped)
- 1 cup mashed boiled potatoes
- 2 tbsp grated paneer
- 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
- 1/2 tsp jeera powder
- 1-2 green chillies (chopped)
- salt to taste
- oil for frying
For the gravy
- 2 bunch palak
- 2 onions (blanched and make a paste)
- 2 tomatoes (balanced and pureed)
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
- 1 tsp red chilly powder
- 2 tsp fenugreek leaves
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt to taste
- Take all the ingredients needed for the kofta and mix them well. Make small round balls and roll them in some cornflour. Now deep fry them on low heat till they are golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
- Clean the spinach and boil the spinach in very little water and salt. Add a pinch of sugar to maintain the green colour. Once boiled drain out the excess water and squeeze out water from the spinach and make a fine paste.
- Heat butter in a wok or kadai. Add the jeera and when it begins to splutter add onion paste and fry till golden brown.
- Now add pureed tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
- Add the palak puree and mix well. Now add salt, red chilly powder,garam masala and cover cook for 3-4 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and let it boil. Then add cream and crushed fenugreek leaves. Mix well.
- Finally, add the koftas in the gravy and let it simmer for another 2 minutes so that the koftas absorb the flavour of the gravy.
- Dish out the koftas in a serving bowl.
- Garnish it with some swirls of fresh beaten cream on the top.
- Serve hot with chapatis or naan.
Note: Add the koftas in the curry only at the time of serving. So you can keep the curry ready and at the time of serving place the koftas and simmer for 2 -3 minutes and then serve.