Panner Stuffed Cauliflower Kofta Curry

I's so impressed when first saw the kofta recipe in Raks kitchen .. well, amazed @ the stuffing inside the kofta.. Atlast, made it 2 weeks back.. It was so yummy , I gobbled many of those without making it to the gravy.. It was YUM..  To mention, I've changed some of the ingredients and totally it's a different gravy from her's.. Since my H doesn't like tomato gravy , I couldn't opt for her recipe. So I kinda stuck with my normal gravy .. And ofcourse , I went for paneer instead of cheese for the stuffing part..

Stolen fromRaks kitchen

Ingredients :

For Kofta :

Cauliflower -- 2 cups ,Grated
Potatoes -- 3 nos. , boiled and smashed
Corn flour -- 2 tbsp
Garam masla -- 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Chaat masala -- a pinch
Baking powder -- a pinch
Salt -- to taste
Oil -- to deep fry
Paneer -- chopped into mini cubes

For Curry :

Onion -- 1 no , chopped into cubes
Tomatoes -- 2 nos, Blanched and pureed
Milk -- 1 cup
Heavy cream -- 1/4 cup
Honey -- 1 tsp
Bay leaves -- 1 leaf
Cloves -- 2 nos.
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tsp
GG paste -- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -- 2 tsp
Salt -- to taste

Method :

Heat a tsp of oil and fry the grated cauliflower.  Fry for 4 to 5 minutes , by now, the milky white colour of the gobi will turn to  cream colour.. Combine the mashed potatoes, cooked / pan fried cauliflower, chaat masla , salt, red chilli powder,corn flour ..everything together except paneer and blend well. ( ADD HALF THE SALT AS THE CHAAT MASLA HAS SOME SALT ALREADY ) Make a dough. Do not overwork the dough.

Now make small balls and place the paneer cube inside and seal it completely and form a small ball.  Deep fry the  gobi balls in medium hot oil until it turns golden brwon ..( I overdid this part, so turned dark brown..)

Place this in a kitchen towel / tissue to drain the excess oil ..

Now comes the gravy part :

Fry the onions in oil for a minute and grind it finely .. Now in the same pot, heat the oil and do the seasoning. Throw in the cumin seeds , bay leaves and the cloves . Fry . Add the GG paste and fry until it starts sticking to the bottom. Then dump in the pureed onions and scald well for 2 minutes. Now add the pureed tomatoes and mix well with the masala.  Cover and continue to cook for another 3 minut es or until u get rid of the raw smell.  Next add in the red chiili powder, coriander powder and the salt . Blend well.  Again cover the pot and cook it for another 2  minutes. Now pour in th eheavy cream and the milk and mix well over medium low heat .. Leave this mixture for 1 or 2 minute. Finally add the honey and combine well. Switch off and ADD the KOFTAS WHEN u r ready to SERVE and garnish with coriander leaves..

Sending this to Aipi n Priya's BOOKMARKED EVENT ..

Happy eating guys ,


  1. Ithu ungaluke niyayama..seriously u r killing me with ur droolworthy dishes, am just drooling here again..

  2. it looks wonderful the paneer in the middles...too good!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  3. Wow , i hate cauliflower but i can try this kofta for sure :)

  4. Wow ur tempting me ...will try this soon ...

  5. Wow yummy, tempting, excellent want to have it badly dear. Looks yummy too.

  6. Creamy delicious kofta curry.

  7. super delicious koftha curry.melt in mouth kind dear.

  8. Wow so colofrul, delicious curry..Loved it.
    Your presentaion and clicks are so beautiful.

  9. wowww delectable kofta...yummy!!

  10. wow very innovative and am sure it tasted heaven

  11. Looks delicious, stuffed kofta awesome.

  12. Hey nice idea...paneer hidden inside...For sure shud have tasted superb...


  13. WOW wow wow.. super nice recipe.. paneer comes as a surprise.... bookmarked for my dinner party this saturday. wish me luck :D

  14. Incredibly yummy looking koftas! Hey and I'm digging your French Manicure(?)dear :))

  15. hey are those acrylic nails? Or your real ones.. they look beautiful...Sorry couldn't stop noticing..
    and you have maintained so well despite all this cooking :D

  16. wow...kofta looks just so delicious....yummy...loved it !

  17. Wow....seriously u r killing me with ur drool-worthy dishes, am just drooling here again..

  18. wow!!!interesting kofta...bookmarked!

  19. Waw! I am carving for a bowl. I love anything with paneer. Beautifully presented.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  20. Wow that is really professionally done.. restaurant style!!
    I totally like these cheesy/ paneer stuffed koftas and my princess loves it too..Your pics are really nice n very appetizing..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  21. wow tats a wonderful gravy n koftha.. love the stuffing of paneer..

  22. this looks wonderful...Yummylicious!

  23. Slurp...It has come out soo well, perfect I must say..

  24. I have bookmarked this from raks kitchen ttoo, now seeing yours, i think i will have to make this soon, it raised my cravings :), gorgeous....




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