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DAL -KOFTA CURRY

DAL -KOFTA CURRY

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 150

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 175

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Red lentils / Gram dal- 3/4 Cup

  • Onion - 1 medium finely chopped

  • Garlic cloves - 5 peeled

  • Green chilly - 2 no.

  • Mustard paste - 1/2 tbsp

  • Onion - 1 large (make paste)

  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp

  • Tomato - 2 small finely chopped

  • Turmeric powder - 1.5 tsp

  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

  • Kashmiri chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp

  • Panch - phoran - 1/2 tsp ( equal portion of mustard, fenugreek, aniseeds, fenel, and onion seeds )

  • Mustard / vegetable oil - 1/2 cup - for deep frying

  • Salt - 1.5 tsp

  • Aniseeds - cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Wash lentils twice with running water then soaked in water for 2 hours.

  • 02

    Drain excess water. Put lentils, garlic cloves, green chilly in grinder jar and grind into coarsely paste without water on low to medium speed. It will take almost 3-4 minutes.

  • 03

    Add aniseeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chopped onion, 1 tbsp coriander leaves, 1/2 tsp salt and mix properly. Keep aside.

  • 04

    Take out 2 tbsp oil in a kadai for making curry.

  • 05

    Heat rest of oil in a deep pot /kadai on medium heat for 3 minutes.

  • 06

    Make small round balls as koftas and put slowly and carefully in oil. Fry it till golden brown on medium heat. Take out balls from oil ; keep aside. Repeat this process till all mixture ends. This process will take almost 15 - 20 minutes.

  • 07

    By the time of frying kofta , we will make curry masala in another kadai / pan. Heat oil on high heat then reduce heat on low.

  • 08

    Put panch-phoran and crack for few seconds or fenugreek seeds changes in pink colour.

  • 09

    Now put onion paste carefully and fry for 2 minutes on medium heat. Stir trice while trying. Add garlic paste and fry for another one minute.

  • 10

    Add mustard paste, coriander, turmeric, both chilly powder and tomatoes. Stir very well. Put lid on kadai and reduce flame on low heat. Cook this masala mix for 5 minutes. Stir 3-4 times while cooking.

  • 11

    Now add salt and mix very well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or till oil comes out from masala.

  • 12

    Add 1.5 cup water and boil for 5 minutes on medium heat with lid.

  • 13

    Now put koftas in gravy and boil for 10 minutes. Sprinkle coriander leaves and mix well.

  • 14

    Hot, spicy and delicious Dal kofta curry compliments with steamed rice and hot chapati both.

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