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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Nargisi Kofta (Not Fried) Curry

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Happy Mothers Day to all the Awesome moms out there specially my mom and my sister. Hope you are all having a special treatment today.  Happy 47th Marriage anniversary to my parents too.

Today's dish is very rich in taste but very easy to make it. Nargisi Kofta  is a dish from the Mughlai cuisine. This dish is popular in North India especially  Avadh in Uttar Pradesh. It appears that the Moghul emperors took kofta from Persia to India, serving the variation Nargisi kofta. This koftas basically boiled egg covered in spiced khema and deep fry it so when you open up kofta you will see three colors, Khema color, white egg and yellow york. But to make this in Vegetarian way, I used crushed peas and paneer and potatoes to give three colors. And above all its not deep fried, I cook it in paniyaram pan. . It's easy and yet elegant , rich dish to serve at a get together or even enjoy for family diner too.


Ingredient for Koftas:

3 boiled potatoes
1/4 cup boiled and mashed green peas
1/4 cup crumbled paneer
pinch of cardamon powder
1 green chili chopped
3 tbsp corn flour or starch
salt to taste

Method:

Take three bowls.
In one bowl mashed green peas with green chili in it , add salt mix it and leave it aside
In another bowl , add paneer, add salt and cardamom powder.
In third bowl , add mashed potatoes, add salt and mix it and keep aside.
Now first take potato mixture, add tsp of paneer in it, then add peas and make a small ball. Do with everything and keep it aside.
Roll it in cornstarch mixture and shake excess of it.
Now heat up Paniyarapam pan, add little oil in every holes and put those balls in it and cook it from all the side. You can deep fry it too.


Ingredients for Gravy:
2 onion
2 tomato puree 2 tbsp ready made tomato puree
2 tsp khas khas (poppy seeds)
6 big cashews
1/2 tsp shahi jeera
1 tsp ginger, garlic and chili paste
salt to taste
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1 tsp crushed kasoori methi
1/4 cup Evaporated milk or heavy cream
3 tsp oil

Method:

In a blender add onion, khas khas, shahi jeera, cashews and little water to make a paste.
Heat a non stick pan. Add oil in it.
Add the onion paste and cook till it becomes dry and raw smells gone.
Add turmeric powder and mix it .
Add ginger , garlic paste, garam masala, red chili powder, salt and mix it,
Add tomato puree and cook for 1 minute, add kasoori methi in it.
Now add enough water to make gravy. cook it till it reaches to nice thick one.
Add Evaporated milk or heavy cream, mix it and just cook for two minutes.
At the time of serving heat up gravy and pour over koftas.
Serve it with naan, jeera rice, parathas and raita.
gravy is done.
add koftas in it.

serve it.

BTW its looks like this from inside.
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Sending this to Priya's May 2013 edition of Healthy me and Healthy Us event hosted by Jayanthi

50 comments:

  1. very healthy method of making khofta's without frying :) looks delicious :)

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  2. Delicious kofta cury.loved this healthy version of making koftas in paniyaram pan

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  3. this looks really yummy... very healthy...

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  4. wow!! thats super cool..kofta paniyatrams!! smart..!

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  5. dear shoba!! my name is nargis lolzz and I got excited seeing your post couldnt help clicking and reading it :) hope u enjoyed eating it along with ur family :)

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  6. I don't have the pan but I can pan fry the koftas. Actually the koftas are so good on its own because I love the paneer combo. That said, the curry with the little beauties are so tempting too.

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  7. Wow! Looks really inviting! Tempting clicks,Linsy! :)
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  8. Wonderful idea to make nargisi kofta in paniyaram pan. Curry looks super yummy. Glad to follow you, I will be too happy if you follow me back. Thanks.....

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  9. nice and healthy twist in this recipe..lov this kofta curry....

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  10. Koftas are looking too good and yummy

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  11. Nice kofta and its wonderful how u do not deep fry them...awesome

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  12. Wow!!! what a fusion...koftas in paniyaram pan!! unga innovation-ku oru alave Illaya?

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  13. I love that you didn't deep-fry the kofta - and they look so appetizing! What a tasty dish!

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  14. Hey Linsy! Loved the way you have pan fried them! Takes the dish to a whole new level, which is healthy! :)

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  15. i dont mind deep frying these koftas ,bec the combo is such wonderful goodness,lipsmacking gravy.

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  16. These look so flavoursome and yum!

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  17. Nice way to use the kuzhipaniyaram!!

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  18. Wow! Amazing kofta curry Linsy.. Will try making koftas in Paniyarapam pan next time.. Thanks for sharing dear :-)

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  19. They look awesome...Wishing you too a belated Mother's Day ! love the way u've pan fried them :)

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  20. Healthy and nutritious recipe!

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  21. u hv a nice blog..i m very happy to follow u..nargisi kofta looks rich but healthy

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  22. awesome...lovely kofta and i liked your dumplings...very beautiful..

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  23. Haa, Lovely and very rich recipe!
    The koftas are cooked to perfection!

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  24. Looks super delicious.. btw Happy anniversary to your parents :)

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  25. Its super tempting Kofta... Keep rocking !

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  26. Mouthwatering curry. looks super delcious

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  27. That's an awesome idea to make koftas with vegetables. Looks fantastic!

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  28. Love the idea and it looks so yummy

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  29. Lovely Kofta above all its nor fried... the way is just amazing.. how you made this.. Thanks for sharing.. Thanks for linking too...

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  30. i love the idea of a non-fried kofta curry....our kuzhipaniyaram pan is so verstaile for such things :-)

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  31. Yum, I love kofta curry and this is perfect for low-calorie option. Thanks for sharing this recipe and for sending it to our event

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  32. use paniyaram pan for kofta making is a great idea to make them healthier... so tempting and so delicious... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  33. Wow its new to me and so delicious :) Thanks for linking this entry in my event Celebrate Love for Mum

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  34. Lovely Kofta curry.
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  35. This is lovely Linsy...
    I loved the idea of making it in Paniyaram pan...

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  37. MKS Foods is sell a thai foods and mughlai foods in noida. you want to buy a thai foods and mughlai foods in Noida. So Come MKS Foods

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  38. Got to try and it's really interesting

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  39. Loved the veg version of nargisi kofta..looks so so yummy Bookmarked this for lent..haha

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  40. Very healthy and delicious recipe... Love it!

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