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Kofta Curry - Entrees (Veg)
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Round Potato and cheese dumplings simmered in a rich creamy sauce
  • 1 lb potatoes (boiled and peeled)
  • 3½ oz cottage cheese crumbled (cottage cheese)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger–green chili paste
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cornflower
  • 1 tsp cashews (small pieces)
  • 10 raisins (kishmish)
  • 10 oz oil for frying
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves (freshly chopped)

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion (grated)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes (pureed)
  • ¼ cup dried milk powder ( (khoya) (available at Indian grocery store)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup of fresh cream or half-and-half
  • 1 tsp garam masala (blend of Indian spices)
  • Heat the oil in a kadai (cooking wok). Add the onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the ginger-garlic paste and green chilies. Allow to slightly brown. Add the seasonings (salt, red chili powder, and turmeric) and stir for another 5 minutes. Add the pureed tomatoes and stir until the oil leaves the gravy. Cover with a lid and keep aside.
  • Mix the (khoya) with the water and add into the gravy. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add the fresh cream and the garam masala.(Indian spice powder) Boil for about 10 more minutes and Keep the gravy aside.
  • Pressure-cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes or until well done.
  • Peel and mash the potatoes. Mix in the crumbled cottage cheese (paneer), garlic paste, ginger–green chili paste, salt, and cornflower and mix. Form into golf ball sized potato and cheese dumplings (kofta). Add a small piece of cashews and raisins into each one of the dumplings (kofta balls) .Reshape into golf ball sized potato cheese balls(like dumplings)
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the dumplings (koftas) until slightly golden colored. Remove and keep aside on paper towel.
  • Add to the prepared gravy. Garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot along with Indian bread or rice.