Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Veg nargis kofta............. Tofu stuffing

For outer covering of koftas

2 cups of boiled and mashed potatoes
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
Salt to taste

In a mixing bowl put together all the above ingredients and mix well into a dough . Make egg sized balls from the dough and keep aside .

For the stuffing 


1/4th cup of mashed tofu
i always make tofu at home it is very easy and econimcal

saute tofu in one tsp oil
add grated coconut to it or can be used any dry fruit to make it more rich
Pinch of salt 
Little arrowroot for binding
Pinch of haldi if required for yellow colour


Mix all the above ingredients together and make small balls from the dough .

For making koftas
 Oil for deep frying

Heat oil for deep frying , first on high then make it medium . Flatten the potatoes dough ball on your palm with wet hands ,  place the tofu ball in the center and seal it properly and make the shape of egg , so that the stuffing doesn't come out . In this way make all the koftas . Now slide slowly in the hot oil for frying , fry in small batches , like only two pieces at a time . Fry till  becomes brown from all sides .

For the gravy


1 cup onion paste 
2 cups tomatoes paste
1 tbsp ginger green chillies paste 
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera 
2 big elaichi
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 tsp red chilly powder
2 tsp dhania powder
1/2 tsp haldi 
Pinch of garam masala 
Pinch of elaichi powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp malai or cream
1 cup milk or water 
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tsp kasoori methi


Heat oil in a pan and put jeera , big elaichi , cloves and cinnamon , let them splutter , then put onion paste . Cook till brown , then add green chillies ginger paste , saute for a while then add red chilly powder , haldi and dhania powder ,saute . Then add tomatoes paste , cook till oil comes out . Then add kasoori methi , garam masala and malai , cook till the mixture becomes smooth . Then add water , salt and elaichi powder , cook till 2-3 boils , then add chopped coriander . Mix well , the gravy is ready .

For serving 

First pour some gravy In a serving bowl , then cut the koftas from center and place them on the gravy . Put the koftas in the gravy at the time of serving only . Serve hot with roti , naan or paranthas. Enjoy

.sending o badsha masalas

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