Friday, May 25, 2012

Red Pumpkin Kofta Curry

Time 45 min
For Kofta
Pumpkin, peeled and grated 1 cup
Besan / Chickpeas flour 1/2 cup
Chopped onion 1 medium size
Dhana jeera powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For gravy
Grated fresh coconut 1 tbsp
Chopped onion 1 big size
Chopped tomato 1 big size
5 in 1 masala or ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Red chili powder / Kolhapuri masala 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Water 2 to 3 cups
Coriander 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Kofta
Take grated pumpkin in mixing bowl, add Besan / Chickpeas flour, Chopped onion, Dhana jeera powder, Turmeric powder, Red chili powder and salt. Mix well then add besan and again mix. Make small balls of 1 inch size and deep fry in kadai like bhaji. Fry all koftas and keep aside.
For gravy
Heat the oil in pan add chopped onions, fry till light golden brown. Then add chopped tomato, fry for 2-3 min then add 5 in 1 masala or ginger garlic paste, Turmeric powder, Garam masala, Coriander, salt. Stir well for about 2-3 min on low flame to avoid burning . Now add water 2 -3 cups depending upon the thickness of gravy you want.  After 10 min switch off the flame. Keep aside to cool. After cooling blend this mixture in blender to make smooth paste. In the same pan add 1 tsp oil, pour smooth paste stir for 5 min. Switch off the flame. Add koftas at the time of serving.

Pumpkins are sweet in taste so u can add more red chili powder if you want more spicy kofta.
U can even eat koftas like bhaji. 
U can make variety of koftas using different vegetables, like cabbage / patta gobi,  Bottle Gourd / Doodhi etc.

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