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Palak Kofta Curry – Fried Spinach Dumplings Curry

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Learn how to make Palak Kofta Curry – Spinach Kofta Curry Recipe – Fried Spinach Dumplings in a Creamy Tomato Sauce with a simple step-by-step recipe. This is a gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian curry.

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Palak Kofta (spinach kofta curry) Fried Spinach Dumplings in a Creamy Tomato Sauce is a delicious vegetarian curry recipe. Spinach aka palak koftas are deep-fried balls/dumplings. These koftas are prepared with chopped spinach, potato, onion, and gram flour along with spices.

Then you deep-fry these koftas. When you add these to a creamy tomato and coconut based gravy, then they make the Spinach Kofta Curry. Adding these delicious spinach Koftas in a creamy tomato gravy ranks them high in nutritional level.

Spinach (Palak) Kofta Curry | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

What is palak kofta?

Palak kofta is a ball, made using boiled spinach, boiled potato, and some spices. You mix all the kofta ingredients and shape them into balls. These balls are then either deep-fried or shallow-fried. You can also bake these balls if you want to healthify them. These koftas have a crispy outer layer and have a smooth melt-in-mouth inner texture. You can serve these spinach koftas as a tea time snack.

What is Spinach kofta curry?

Palak Kofta curry or spinach kofta curry is a timeless, and exotic gravy-based dish from North Indian cuisine. The spinach kofta (dumplings) are then added to a creamy onion and tomato based spicy gravy.

How to make Palak Kofta Curry?

Palak Kofta curry is a 2-in-1 dish. First dish is palak/spinach Kofta, which is very basic recipe of kofta and can be used for other recipes where kofta is used. Another very popular recipe used with palak/spinach kofta is ‘Spinach Kofta Briyani’.
The second dish is deliciously spicy tomato based gravy. When the koftas are ready, you make the gravy base for the curry and add koftas to the gravy.

How to serve Palak (spinach) kofta curry?

Palak (spinach) kofta curry tastes great when serving along with Indian breads such as naan, paratha, tandoori roti, or chapati. You can also have this with plain steamed rice or mildly flavoured pulav.

Why would you love Spinach Kofta Curry?

Koftas are always so delightful and mouth-watering for everyone, as they are crunchy and full of seasoning. The crispiness of Kofta with a creamy gravy makes it a perfect main dish. Spinach Kofta Curry is a delight.

How can you keep Koftas (dumplings) crispy?

To keep the koftas cripsy, make sure that you always add your koftas to the gravy just before serving, this would ensure that the crispness would be the same.

Now, let’s learn to make Palak Kofta Curry | Spinach Kofta Curry in easy to understand quick steps.

Method for the koftas:

1. Squeeze out the water from spinach and add it to a large mixing bowl. (You can use discarded spinach water in the gravy, or add it to the chapati dough)
1. Add all the kofta ingredients, except bread crumbs to the mixing bowl, and mix well.
2. Make 6-7 lemon sized balls, and roll them over bread crumbs.
3. In another bowl, mix all the batter ingredients, and make a smooth batter.
4. Heat oil in a pan.
5. When the oil is hot, dip spinach balls into the batter and deep fry them. (You can also bake them at 200°c preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through).
6. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
7. Your koftas are ready.

Method for the gravy:

1. Heat cooking oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds, and sauté for a few seconds.
3. Now add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and saute for around 5 minutes, or till they change color.
4. Add chopped tomato and cook for 3 minutes.
5. Now, add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
6. Mix well and fry for 3-4 minutes.
7. Add coconut and cook for 2 minutes.
8. Now add the milk, sugar, chopped coriander leaves, kasuri methi, and garam masala powder. Mix well.
9. Cover the pan and boil the gravy for at least 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat.
10. Adjust the consistency according to your liking. Gravy is ready.
For Serving:
1. Add koftas to the hot gravy and turn off the heat.
2. Serve spinach kofta curry hot with rice, naan, or any of your favorite breads.

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Palak Kofta Curry – Fried Spinach Dumplings Curry [Recipe]

Spinach Kofta Curry Recipe - Fried Spinach Dumplings in a Creamy Tomato Sauce is a delicious vegetarian curry recipe. Spinach koftas are deep-fried.
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
40 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Side Indian 6
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
215 calories 1 servings

INGREDIENTS

For Spincah Koftas:
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped and boiled (palak)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled, boiled & mashed
  • 2 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
  • 2 fresh bread slices, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro (coriander) leaves, chopped
For Kofta Batter:
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper (kali mirch) powder
  • For Frying Koftas:
  • Cooking oil for deep frying
For Gravy:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 cup onion paste (pyaaj ka paste)
  • 1 large-sized tomato (tamater), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste (adrak lehsun ka paste)
  • 2 small-sized green chilies (hari mirch), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut, or freshly grated coconut
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro (coriander) leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Making Spinach Kofta:
  1. Squeeze out the water from spinach and add it to a large mixing bowl. (You can use discarded spinach water in the gravy, or add it to the chapati dough)
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  2. Add all the kofta ingredients, except bread crumbs to the mixing bowl, and mix well.
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  3. Make 6-7 lemon sized balls, and roll them over bread crumbs.
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  4. In another bowl, mix all the batter ingredients, and make a smooth batter.
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  5. Heat oil in a pan.
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  6. When the oil is hot, dip spinach balls into the batter and deep fry them. (You can also bake them at 200°C preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through).
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  7. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside. Your koftas are ready. Keep them aside
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Making Spinach Kofta Gravy:
  1. Heat cooking oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
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  2. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds, and sauté for a few seconds.
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  3. Now add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and saute for around 5 minutes, or till they change color.
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  4. Add chopped tomato and cook for 3 minutes.
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  5. Now, add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
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  6. Mix well and fry for 3-4 minutes.
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  7. Add coconut and cook for 2 minutes.
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  8. Now add the milk, sugar, chopped coriander leaves, Kasuri methi, and garam masala powder. Mix well.
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  9. Cover the pan and boil the gravy for at least 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat.
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  10. Adjust the consistency according to your liking. Gravy is ready.
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Serving:
  1. Add spinach koftas to the hot gravy and turn off the heat. Garnish with coconut.
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  2. Serve spinach kofta curry hot with jeera rice, naan, or any of your favorite breads.
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