Monday, April 10, 2017

Paneer Zucchini Kofta Curry by Rajini Munagala

Quite an innovative dish and something different from your regular Paneer Gravy Dish, here comes Paneer Zucchini Kofta Curry!

Ingredients -

For the Kofte
  • 1 Cup Grated Paneer
  • 1 Cup Grated Zucchini
  • 1 Cup mashed Potato
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Bread Crumbs
  • 3tbsps Corn flour 
  • 1.5 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger and garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Salt as required
  • Oil to deep fry
For the Sauce / Gravy
  • 2 tomatoes chopped 
  • 1/2  onion chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 2tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin pwder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt as needed.
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

Method - 

Making the Koftas
  • Grate zucchini with the skin and set side for 5 mins. It leaves a lot of water. Squeeze the water out of Zucchini and add it to a mixing bowl .
  •  Boil the potatoes,peel and mash them . Add this to the grated zucchini , paneer , breadcrumbs ,mint leaves, corn flour , ginger garlic paste , chilli powder and salt. Mix it well and using your hands, shape them into medium-sized balls /koftas.  Coat with some cornflour if needed to make it extra crispy.
  • Fry the kofta, in batches, for 3-4 minutes or until  golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel and set aside.
Making the gravy /sauce.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan and saute onions ,tomatoes for 3-4 mins. Remove from heat, let it cool and  grind them into a fine paste . 
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan  on medium heat and add ginger /garlic paste.Saute for few seconds and add the pureed onion /tomato mixture,  spice powders and saute until the sides leave the pan for approx 5 mins.
  • Now add coconut milk , 1/2 cup water and simmer on low heat for 10 mins . When the gravy starts to thicken add garam masala and switch off the heat. Now add the fried koftas and let it soak for few mins. Garnish with fresh cilantro and cashew nuts. Enjoy with some fresh parathas , rotis or rice.

Recipe Developed & Created By Rajini Munagala

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