Cabbage Kofta Curry -- Guilt free version


Ingredients :

For the Kofta :
Cabbage --finely shredded -- 1 1/2 cups
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder -- 1/2 tsp
Besan flour -- 4 tbsp
Corn flour -- 1 tbsp
Paneer -- shredded -- 1/4 cup (optional)
Salt -- to taste
Coriander leaves -- 1 tbsp
Amchur powder -- a pinch 

For the curry /gravy :

To Grind :
Tomatoes --4 nos. (medium)
Onion -- 1 no.(medium)
Green chillies -- 2 to 3 nos.
Ginger -- 1/4 in piece

Masala ingredients for the gravy :

Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Oil -- 2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Kasoori methi -- crushed, 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Cumin powder -- 1/4 tsp
Honey -- 1 1/2 tsp
Evaporated milk /milk / half n half -- 1/3 cup, (optional  )


Method :
For the  Kofta's :
  • Add salt to the almost minced cabbage and leave it aside for a minute or so. Squeeze out the excess water (reserve it for making roti's /gravies) and add the besan flour lil by lil until u use the measurements given. 
  • Now add the turmeric, red chilli , amchur powder and mix well.Finally add the paneer,coriander leaves and combine with the dough.Add the corn flour only when they are  ready to get fried /baked / shallow fried.
  • Here I've used Appam maker to have a healthier version . U can also deep fry the kofta's . Pinch small amount of dough and form a small ball. Smear each pith of the appam maker with oil and fill it with the balls and cook until turn golden brown on both the sides. Transfer them and place it on a plate. Let's move on to make the gravy now..
For the gravy part :
  • First grind the items given in the separate table to a fine paste. 
  • Heat a kadai with little bit of oil and transfer the ground paste. Let the paste be simmering over medium low heat for 5 to 7 minutes. So that the raw smell of the veggie's get disappeared and the oil starts coming out.
  • Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder (one by one), kasoori methi and combine well. 





  • Let the gravy be in the heat for another couple of minutes . Finally add the milk ( if u prefer ) and cook for another few minutes. Drizzle the honey just before switching off the stove and remaove from the hot stove. Mix well . ( u may add skip adding the milk and direcly add honey and serve with kofta's..)
  • Place the kofta's on the serving dish and pour the gravy on top of it and serve .
Notes/Suggestions :
  • U can make this guilt free ,only if u bake the kofta's ,else, shallow fried and when u skip adding half n half.
  • Gravy without milk also tastes good .
  • I forgot to finely shred the cabbage but that also yielded me a good result ,means, kofta's were thoroughly cooked. 
  • Add half a cup of water to the gravy if skipping milk and give a boil.
Happy eating guys,
Shanavi

36 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely delicious!. Love your pics

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  2. Lofts curry looks really delicious.

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  3. Irresistible kofta curry dear, simply inviting..

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  4. My fav way to eat cabbage! Very nicely taken pics my dear :)
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  5. Hey I made these exactly like this, in my appam kuzhis, with sweet potatoes not so long ago :) Do link to my FFNFF event

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  6. How... I love it. I am bookmarking this. looks delicious and wonderful

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  7. Aaahh, I wish you posted this just a few days ago. I had 2 big cabbages sitting around and finally ended up making some cole slaw, thoran and put some in a noodle stir fry! next time Im gonna try this!

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  8. Umm.. that looks so delicious!. wonderful clicks..

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  9. wow amazing recipe,very tempting clicks...

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  10. Amazingly delicious looking kofta curry. Awesome clicks.

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  11. koftas look brilliant n yumm..healthy gravy..

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  12. Very interesting one Shobana. I am trying it the next time I buy cabbage. :)

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  13. sounds fantastic.. looks so inviting..

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  14. Looks delicious...I can have the koftas as such itself looks so tempting :)

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  15. Delicious cabbage kofta love to try them.

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  16. This is a super delightful recipe Shanavi!! For a moment I thought the koftas were deep fried, only to be pleasantly surprised as I scrolled down! I am bookmarking this :)

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  17. Nice idea of frying the koftas in paniyaram pan...Luvly balls in yummy gravy..Luv to try it

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  18. perfect n inviting recipe..thanks for sharing dear..;)

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  19. Beautiful clicks dear..Cabbage kofta looks cute and lovely with yummy gravy.

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  20. Tempting.... I m craving for kofta's now....

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  21. Beautifully done,irresistable kofta curry..yum

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  22. Looks delightful and delicious.

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  23. I always love low fat version of koftas. Your curry came out wonderful.
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  24. That curry looks so very inviting. Yum!!!

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  25. WOw,looks too perfect and lovely clicks :)

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  26. Amzing & irresistible kkoftas..The gravy too is a perfect restaurant version recipe..;)
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  27. Perfectly shaped and looks fabulous!


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  28. wow amazing clicks and such a yummy recipe....

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  29. healthy recipe n delicious koftas..

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  30. Cant take my eyes off the yummy looking Koftas:-) I wish i could grab that bowl:-)

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  31. WOW WT A BEAUTIFUL KOFTA CURRY...SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!!!I AM UR HAPPY FOLLOWER NOW...DO VISIT MY SPACE WHEN FREE !

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  32. A good idea to make koftas only with cabbage. Making it in the paniyaram pan gives it a different taste, I suppose. Imaginative .

    Thanks.

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