28 October, 2006

Aloo Kofta

Last week we had invited one of our family friends for our Sunday Diwali Lunch. I wanted to cook something different than usual currys and subjis. After long brainstorming session with my better half and rejecting almost every suggestion from him at last I settled for aloo kofta.
Kofta’s has always maintained a special place in Indian cuisine, when it's good, nothing beats it, but even when it's bad, it's better than most of the other options.
Here is a very simple recipe, agian from my mom's kitchen. Well...Did I say simple recipe? Yup...its indeed. Try it and you will know how simple it is to make kofta's at home.

Rich Aloo Koftas


For Koftas:
2 Potatoes
1 Carrot, finely chopped or grated
1/4 cup Green Peas
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
2 tbsp Gram flour
1 tbsp Garam Masala
2 tbsp Raisin
2 tbsp crushed Cashwew nuts
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Plain flour/Maida
Oil for deep frying

For Gravy:
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Tomatoes, Chopped
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tbsp Kitchen King Masala(optional)
1/2 cup Cream
1 tbsp Butter
Salt to taste
Grind together:
1 Onion
2 Cloves
1/2 inch Cinnamon
2 Cardamom
1 inch Ginger
3 Garlic pods

Kofta stuffing

For Kofta:
Boil potatoes, peel and mash it. Add finely cut carrots and steam cooked green peas to it.
Mix it together with salt, chillies, gram flour, garam masala, cashwes and raisins.
Make into lime sized balls and coat them with think flour paste mixed with water.
Deep fry until they turn golden brown in medium flame and keep aside.

For Gravy:
Heat butter in a pan, fry onions until crisp.
To this add ground masala, garam masala, kitchen king masala, chilli powder and fry in medium flame till oil separates from it.
Add chopped tomatoes, cream, salt and enough water and allow the gravy to boil till it becomes tthick.
Gently slip koftas and boil for a minute.
Serve Koftas with rice or roties.



  1. Hey..This looks so very perfect! I am unsure what Gram Flour is? Is it Chana Dalia flour or Besan? This one is a treat!! :)

  2. hi,
    gram flour is besan. it surely is a treat and tastes really good. do give it a try some time:)

  3. Hi...wow the koftas look amazing i was owondering what to cook for my guests this saturday, now i have an idea....can i prepare it earlier and re-heat in microwave? Cheers.. neetu

  4. hi neetu,
    you can make koftas and garvy on previous day and keep. but make sure that u keep them separately. if u add koftas in gravy they will become soft and mushy. so just few minutes before serving the dish, add koftas to the hot gravy and serve.


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