Friday, July 20, 2007

Cabbage Kofta Curry-- RCI Punjab

First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you for stopping by and reading my Meme. In my MeMe, I had asked you to guess my sun sign. While nobody got it right, Manasi & Srivalli were pretty close. So who am I? I am a true GEMINI ! If you open Linda Goodman and start reading about 'Gemini Woman', you would know what kind of a character I am ;) of course, I would not vouch for all the negative things in there, they are not true :) Now that the mystery is solved, lets get to the recipe for Cabbage Kofta Curry.
Originally, I was going to make Koftas with Lauki/Gheea (Bottle Gourd), but when I saw Kanchana's recipe for Cabbage kofta, I decided to give it a try. Since, I did not have bottle gourd at hand anyways, but had half a cabbage sitting in the fridge, I got all the more motivated. Now, I used a totally different gravy for this. The gravy that I made is from 'Bawarchi' and it is extremely easy and quick to make, not to mention delicious. This is my entry for RCI- Punjab hosted by Richa of 'As Dear As Salt'.

Ingredients: (makes about 7 koftas)
To make the koftas:
1/2 a shredded cabbage
about 5-6 tbsp besan (chickpea flour)
2-3 green chillies finely chopped
1 tsp ginger minced
1 tsp salt
Oil to fry

For the gravy:
1/2 an onion chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tomato chopped
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Fresh cream to garnish (optional)

Method:
To make the koftas:
Take the shredded cabbage, add salt to it and keep aside for 10 minutes. Then, squeeze out all the liquid from the cabbage and reserve it. Now add the chopped green chillies, minced ginger (you can also make a ginger-chilli paste), and the besan enough to bind the whole thing together. Adjust the quantity of besan to get a nice dough. Shape into lime size balls and deep fry. Drain on tissue paper.

For the gravy:
Heat the oil and fry onions till dark brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry well. Next add the cayenne pepper and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute. Next add the tomatoes and fry till the oil separates. At this point, add the garam masala and remove from the stove. Now let this mixture cool and then grind to a paste using the reserved cabbage juice. Add salt according to taste (remember the reserved juice already has salt, so do not add extra before tasting it).
Just before serving, simmer the gravy for 5 minutes and pour over the koftas. Garnish with cream and cilantro. Enjoy with roti or rice.

Note: This same recipe can be used to make lauki/gheea (bottle gourd) koftas.

27 comments:

Seema said...

Tee, Cabbage koftha curry is something that I have always been wanting to try. There was a potluck party once and someone had made this and it tasted so good that I had even jotted down the recipe but then lost the recipe paper and completely forgot about this as well. Thanx for sharing the recipe buddy.
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Seema

Sharmi said...

waw that looks heavenly!! would love to try it. great entry.

archana said...

Nice recipe an good presentation Tee :)
I have always made lauki koftas , next time I will make them with cabbage.Good entry :)

bhags said...

Cabbage kofta curry, an apt entry for the RCI. Tee, its something I always desire for, but never cook it. Looks inviting and delicious

Vcuisine said...

Book marked this one and will try sometime Tee. Very neat recipe. Tks. Viji

sra said...

Have never eaten cabbag kofta, nice recipe!

Manasi said...

Gemini!!!! well... kinda close!!!
The koftas look very nice!!! I have made Lauki koftas... now it's cabbage kofta time!!!!

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Cabbage koftha curry is a wonderful dish and good looking...my mouth is watering

Roopa said...

the cabagge kofta curry looks delicious and nice entry!

Srivalli said...

very nice kofta...nice entry Tee...

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Asha said...

YUmmy Koftas!! Never tried with Cabbages.Looks great Tee.Great entry:))

Richa said...

hey cabbage kofta looks yum :) ani ti gravy kiti multipurpose ahey, nahi ka?
thanks for this delicious entry!

Coffee said...

This is very new to me! :) Its bookmarked for trying soon. :)

I can see that you have increased your font size.. thanks for that! I was going to tell you that it was a bit difficult to read the small font on your page. Thanks for that. :)

Tee said...

Thanks everyone! I do hope you try out the recipe.

SeeC said...

I am bookmarking this page right away. Looks great ! and neat presentation.
Thanks for the post.

Hima said...

That is a great entry. The koftas are looking great.

Priyanka said...

Oh i was going to make the lauki koftas. But i will come up with something else. the cabbage koftas are a nice twist. i can imagine how temptingly delicious they must have tasted. great going Tee.

Neelam said...

Hi Tee, nice recipe...you always come up with new ideas, never tried cabbage koftas , will surely try to make it!

meena said...

Hello,
I got to know about your site from the authentic "Goda Masala" recipe that I saw..
Kofta curry looks yummy...Need to give it a try..And need not say,your site itself is totally yummilicious...

Laavanya said...

Tee, I'm a Gemini too :) *High Five* . The cabbage kofta looks wonderful. I've never tried with cabbage alone before... must try with your recipe.

Jyothi said...

Hi Tee, looks great and delicious. Great entry to RCI-Punjab. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

Ramya said...

cabbage kofta i never thought of it's good.

Delectable said...

Tee,
I have the exact same recipe from my mother in law but with laukhi. Cabbage is a nice twist and better choice than laukhi to minimize carbs. I sure will try it with cabbage soon.

Dee said...

this is such a new recipe. I shud try this ... koftas are always welcome in my house

Poonam said...

Looks very tasty! Reading your blog for the first time...Loved reading your meme...the teacher teacher play was so funny to read...reminded me of my childhood...I used to play that with my little sister and ofcourse I would be the teacher everytime..Also your blog name is very unique....reminds me of all the tiny bhaatukli I still have at my Mom's house!

Suma Gandlur said...

Good entry for The RCI.

Shella said...

Your koftas look really round & smooth. Great job!