Cauliflower Paneer Kofta is a mildly spiced curry made of grated cauliflower and cottage cheese. This delectable dish has a silky smooth gravy and melt-in-the-mouth kofta balls, together making it one of the best Kofta curries you can prepare at home. Serve as a side dish to rice and rotis.
I love Kofta. Kofta Curries is one of the first dishes I’ve ever prepared in my life. And now, they are the most popular and regular dishes at home. Of course, I try to bring about a change or a twist every time and the husband always fails to identify the ingredients of the Koftas. That’s a good thing, y’know. I can play around with the vegetables.
A Kofta is a fritter in the shape of a ball. Traditionally, a kofta is made of minced meat. In India, we make koftas with different kinds of vegetables. Hailing from the South of India, I wasn’t familiar with Kofta curries. One day, which was some day soon after the wedding, I found a Cabbage lying around in the refrigerator. All I could think of was making Cabbage Thoran. However, I was kinda fed up with this regular everyday dish and that was when I decided to try out a Kofta recipe from one of the many handmade cookbooks gifted by Mom; handmade because she used to collect recipes from different magazines and made about five humongous ledger books. Anyway, from this first trial of making Kofta on, there was no looking back.
Today we would be preparing Cauliflower Paneer Kofta which is a little time-consuming compared to the other Kofta curries that I try at home. Nevertheless, you will know that it is worth the effort. The curry is simply exotic.
A couple of days ago, a dear friend of mine, a wonderful blogger – Ramya Abhinand from Me Otherwise asked me for a Kofta recipe. When I mentioned that I love preparing different varieties of Koftas, she asked if she can find it on my blog. That was when I realized that I don’t have even a single one in this space. Truly unfortunate, I should say! That said, if you find many Kofta recipes coming up on the blog in the coming days, you know why.
How to make Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry at Home:
Like any other Kofta curry, Cauliflower Paneer Kofta too has the same onion-tomato base. However, the tender and soft koftas make this dish irresistible.
Grate boiled cauliflower and squeeze out the excess water. Add grated paneer, mashed boiled potatoes, spice powders and corn flour. Mix and bind together to make small balls. Deep fry them to a golden color. To prepare the base cook finely chopped onion and tomato puree in little oil or butter. Add the spice powders and a cup of water and cook until you get the desired consistency. Put in a spoonful of fresh cream and mix well. Add fried kofta balls and serve hot with rice or rotis.
Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe:
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