Stuffed Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Stuffed Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

    Stuffed paneer kofta curry is yet another recipe of paneer. Deep fried paneer balls stuffed with spicy potato filling makes the koftas and these koftas are simmered in rich gravy of cream and tomato. If you desire to have something special home cooked food then you can make this dish.

    Prepare this stuffed cottage cheese kofta curry on any special occasion for your guests and surprise them with your cooking talent. These paneer koftas can be served as a finger-food for any party or have them with a cup of tea or coffee. So, try out making paneer stuffed kofta curry with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

    Directions

    Getting ready:

    Peel the boiled potatoes, place them in a bowl and mash them finely. Finely grind the tomatoes, green chilly and ginger in mixer grinder. Crush the brown cardamom seeds, cinnamon stick, black peppercorns and cloves into coarse powder in mortar pestle.

    stuffed paneer kofta curryMaking:

    Take paneer in big mixing bowl and crumble it finely. Then add ararot and ¼ tsp salt into it. Mix everything really well and mash it continuously for 3-4 minutes until it becomes smooth.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Now add ¼ tsp of salt, some green coriander, dry mango powder, 2 pinches red chilly powder and 1-2 pinches of turmeric powder into the mashed potatoes. Mix all the ingredients really well. Stuffing for koftas is now ready.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Divide the potato stuffing into 10 parts and paneer dough into 10 parts as well.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Now take a paneer ball, roll and flatten it slightly. Place potato stuffing on it, lift the edges and roll it into kofta. Place it on a plate and similarly prepare the rest of the koftas.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Heat enough oil in a wok to deep fry the koftas. Drop these kofta balls into hot oil. Place 3-4 or as many koftas as possible into the wok.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Once the koftas gets fried from beneath, flip their sides and fry them until they become golden brown from all the sides. Koftas are now fried aptly, transfer them on a plate and similarly fry the rest of the koftas as well.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    To make the gravy for the koftas, heat a pan on flame with 1 tbsp of oil in it. When the oil gets heated, put cumin seeds and asafoetida in the oil. As the seeds starts crackling, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, tomato-ginger-green chilly paste and red chilly powder in the pan and saute the masala for 2-3 minutes.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Once the oil starts separating from the sides of the masala, add coarsely ground spices into it. Mix well. Further add the cream to the masala. Mix properly and saute the masala for 2-3 minutes more.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Later, add 1.5 cups of water into it followed by salt. Mix everything nicely, cover the pan and cook the gravy til it starts boiling.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    Afterward, add green coriander and koftas to the gravy and mix gently. Cover the pan and cook the curry for 2 minutes on low flame.

    stuffed paneer kofta curry

    After 2 minutes, remove the lid. Stuffed paneer kofta curry is ready, turn off the flame and transfer it to a bowl.

    stuffed paneer kofta curryServing:

    Garnish this lip-smacking and mouth-watering stuffed paneer kofta curry with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha or naan. Relish eating these fried stuffed paneer kofta along with piping hot cup of tea or coffee.

    stuffed paneer kofta currySuggestion

    • You can make gravy with cashews, poppy seeds, coconut, sesame seeds, ararot, chickpea flour, onion-garlic, curd or anything else you like.
    Stuffed Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe stuffed paneer kofta curry
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    Recipe type: Main Course
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 4
     
    Ingredients
    • Paneer – 200 grams (1 cup crumbled)
    • Potatoes – 2 (boiled)
    • Ararot – 4 tbsp
    • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
    • Cream - ½ cup
    • Tomatoes – 4
    • Green chilies – 2
    • Ginger baton – 1 inch
    • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
    • Asafoetida – 1-2 pinches
    • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
    • Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp
    • Salt – less than 1 tsp or to taste
    • Whole spices – cinnamon stick – 1 inch, brown cardamom – 2, black peppercorns – 8-10, cloves – 4
    • Red chilly powder - ¼ tsp
    • Dry mango powder – less than ¼ tsp
    • Oil – to fry koftas and make sabzi
    Instructions
    1. Peel the boiled potatoes, place them in a bowl and mash them finely. Wash the tomatoes and green chilies thoroughly with water, allow them to dry out completely. Now roughly chop the tomatoes, green chilly and ginger and add it to a mixer jar. Put the lid on and grind everything into fine paste. Transfer it into a bowl.
    2. Peel the brown cardamom and crush its seeds along with cinnamon stick, black peppercorns and cloves into coarse powder using mortar pestle.
    3. Take paneer in big mixing bowl and crumble it finely. Then add ararot and ¼ tsp salt into it. Mix everything really well and mash it continuously for 3-4 minutes until it becomes smooth. Now add ¼ tsp of salt, some green coriander, dry mango powder, 2 pinches red chilly powder and 1-2 pinches of turmeric powder into the mashed potatoes. Mix all the ingredients really well. Stuffing for koftas is now ready.
    4. Divide the potato stuffing into 10 parts and paneer dough into 10 parts as well. Now take a paneer ball, roll and flatten it slightly. Place potato stuffing on it, lift the edges and roll it into kofta. Place it on a plate and similarly prepare the rest of the koftas.
    5. Heat enough oil in a wok to deep fry the koftas. Drop these kofta balls into hot oil. Place 3-4 or as many koftas as possible into the wok. Once the koftas gets fried from beneath, flip their sides and fry them until they become golden brown from all the sides. Koftas are now fried aptly, transfer them on a plate and similarly fry the rest of the koftas as well.
    6. To make the gravy for the koftas, place a pan on flame and pour 1 tbsp of oil into it. When the oil gets heated, roast cumin seeds and asafoetida into it then add turmeric powder, coriander powder, tomato-ginger-green chilly paste and red chilly powder into it. Mix everything really well and saute the masala for 2-3 minutes until the oil starts separating from its edges.
    7. Oil has started separating from the masala, it is now roasted aptly. Now add coarsely ground spices into it. Mix it really well. Add cream into it as well. Mix it really well and saute the masala for 2-3 minutes more until the oil starts separating from its edges.
    8. Masala is now roasted aptly, add 1.5 cups of water into it followed by salt. Mix everything really well, cover the pan and cook the gravy until it starts to boil. Gravy has started boiling, add green coriander and koftas into it. Mix it really well, cover the pan and cook the curry for 2 minutes on low flame.
    9. After 2 minutes, remove the lid. Stuffed paneer kofta curry is now ready, turn off the flame and transfer it to a bowl.
    10. Garnish this lip-smacking and mouth-watering stuffed paneer kofta curry with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha or naan. Serve these fried stuffed paneer kofta along with piping hot cup of tea or coffee.

     

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