II Shahi Aloo Koftas II


For Koftas :

  • 1/2 Cup. Boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Besan (Gram flour)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cashews (Kaju)
  • 1 tbsp. Kishmish (golden raisins)
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt (dahi), hung
  • 1/4 cup Khoya
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder to taste

For Gravy :

  • 2 medium size onions
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup scraped coconut
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (dahi), beaten
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. coriander powder
  • Gram masala powder to garnish
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh coriander
  • Roast khoya in a heavy pan till golden in colour. Now add besan and roast.
  • In a bowl add this roasted mixture and add mashed potatoes, hung yogurt, chopped cashews, raisins, salt and red chili powder and mix well.
  • Heat Oil in a deep pan for frying the koftas. In the meantime, Form the mixture into balls. On a medium flame, deep-fry these balls till golden. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • Now, in a blender add onions, ginger, garlic and coconut and make a smooth paste.
  • For gravy, heat 3-4 tbsp. oil in a pan and add the paste and saute till golden brown. Now add turmeric powder, corriander powder and red chilli powder. sprinkle little water. saute for a few seconds  and yogurt and salt and sugar. Keep stirring. Once the masala starts leaving oil add one cup of water and stir well till it starts to boil.
  • Simmer and let it cook till gravy is little thick or of desired consistency.
  • Just before eating, place the fried koftas in a serving dish and pour the hot gravy over and serve immediately garnished with garam masala powder and chopped coriander.