Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cabbage Kofta

Cabbage Koftas:

Ingredients for Dumplings:

1) 2 cups of shredded cabbage
2) 1 cup gram flour 
3) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 
4) Pinch of ajwain
5) 1 inch of ginger, finely chopped
6) 2 green chili, finely chopped
7) Pinch of haldi
8) 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
9) Salt to taste
10) Oil for frying

Ingredients for Gravy:

1) 1 small onion
2) 1 large tomato
3) 3-4 cloves of garlic
4) 1 inch of ginger
5) 2 green chili
6) 1 teaspoon of mustard seed
7) 1teaspoon of cumin seeds
8) Pnch of hing
9) Pinch of haldi
10) 1/3 cup of Heavy cream (optional)
11) 1 teaspoon of red chili powder

Method for dumplings/Koftas:

1) Mix kofta ingredients 1-9 and make soft dough. Adjust besan or add very little water, if needed. Make round balls/dumplings as shown in the pic. using oil.

2) Cook them in the pressure cooker (2-3 whistles)

3) Remove these dumplings from the cooker and shallow fry them.

4) Now, for gravy. Grind gravy-ingredients 1-5. 

5) Heat oil in the pan. Add, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing. Stir it.

6) Now add, grinded ingredients 1-5. Stir for 3-4 mins.

7) Add haldi, salt and red chili powder. Stir it.

8) Add 2 cups of water. Give it a boil.

9) Slow down the heat and add heavy cream. Cover it, turn on the heat to medium and keep stirring till the oil oozes out.

10) Now add, fried koftas. Simmer it for 4-5 mins.

11) Garnish it with cilantro and serve it with roti or paratha

Cabbage Kofta

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