Vegetable Kofta with Potato and Paneer

Vegetable Koftas are lemon sized deep fried balls made with mixed vegetables, potatoes and paneer . They could be either enjoyed as a snack or dunked into a delicious gravy .

 

These vegetable Koftas were made for our Biryani, Pulao and Khichadi Festival mega marathon where I served them with a basic rice cooked in a pressure cooker.

 

Koftas can be made with so many veggies , but I simply love the rich and exotic Nargisi Koftas , the vegetable Koftas are equally rich , with some veggies , potatoes and paneer . Vegans could minus the paneer . The herbs and the spices going in there make them really delicious and trust me while mixing , a part of it gets over ! Since everything is cooked , I like to check on the spices , before frying them . Well you can bake the dumplings or even use a air fryer to roast them .

 

The Kofta gravy is equally important . Onions should be well toasted till pink . Actually you could even follow a richer recipe with cashews , but I normally make a light gravy for our everyday meals .

 

While serving the Koftas make sure you add the Koftas to the gravy just before serving . The Koftas are soft and melt in the mouth kinds and would disintegrate if not handled carefully .
These Koftas are my Day 3 post under the Special Theme .

 

Vegetable Kofta with Potato and Paneer

Vegetable Kofta with Potatoes and Paneer

Ingredients

Koftas

2 medium potatoes , boiled
1/2 cup iced vegetables (beans , peas and carrots ) boiled
1/2 cup paneer , grated
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies
2 tbsp coriander leaves
Few mint leaves
1/4 tsp garam masala
2-3 drops lemon juice
1 tbsp corn flour
Cashews , broken ( optional )

Gravy

2-3 tbsp oil
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 onions , roughly chopped
1 tbsp ginger paste
4 tomatoes
1 tsp red chilly powder
11/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Method

Koftas

Peel and mash the potatoes .
Add the boiled veggies , grated paneer .
Now add all the other ingredients under Kofta .
Mix very well .
Check the spices at this point .
Pinch out lemon sized balls and shape them either round or oblong .
Heat oil and fry the Koftas till golden .
Keep aside .

Gravy

Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and bay leaf .
Now add onions and sauté till they are nice and pink .
Add ginger paste and green chillies . Cook for a minute and add the tomatoes .
Simmer and cook till the tomatoes are mushy . Add the dry spices .
Once the spices have cooked with the onion tomato mix , remove the pot from the flame . Let cool .
Discard the bay leaf and using a blender blend the mix to a fine paste.
Put the paste in a pot and let cook on slow flame for a couple of minutes .
Add water to adjust the quantity of the gravy .
Cook till the oil separates .
Add Koftas before serving .
Garnish with kasoori methi .
Serve hot with rice or chapati .

 

Vegetable Kofta with Potato and Paneer
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Print Recipe
Vegetable Kofta
Vegetable Koftas are lemon sized deep fried balls made with mixed vegetables, potatoes and paneer and then dunked into a delicious silky tomato gravy.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Koftas
Gravy
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Koftas
Gravy
Instructions
Koftas
  1. Peel and mash the potatoes .
  2. Add the boiled veggies , grated paneer .
  3. Now add all the other ingredients under Kofta .
  4. Mix very well .
  5. Check the spices at this point .
  6. Pinch out lemon sized balls and shape them either round or oblong .
  7. Heat oil and fry the Koftas till golden .
  8. Keep aside .
Gravy
  1. Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and bay leaf .
  2. Now add onions and sauté till they are nice and pink .
  3. Add ginger paste and green chillies . Cook for a minute and add the tomatoes .
  4. Simmer and cook till the tomatoes are mushy . Add the dry spices .
  5. Once the spices have cooked with the onion tomato mix , remove the pot from the flame . Let cool .
Recipe Notes

Vegetable Kofta

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2 thoughts on “Vegetable Kofta with Potato and Paneer”

  1. Koftas with rich curry looks so inviting Vaishali.. Love these with some rice or chapatis. Even I like to make lighter curries for everyday meals.

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