I have always been fascinated by kofthas and my first encounter with kofthas was around 9 years ago when I made malai koftha. The long list of ingredients and the process seemed never ending given the fact that I was a newbie in the kitchen and multitasking was a big no no. Fast forward to a few years later .. everything seems to be simple thanks to multitasking .. well with exceptions of course
. These days I seem to be making a layout of the order of things for the dish, way before I start making it and that helps out tremendously.
Although making kofthas is a laborious task for newbies, some tips will make life simpler. Of course using store bought paneer cuts one step completely, but if you choose to make your own paneer
, then make it ahead and refrigerate it. Make the kofthas the previous day itself. They also freeze well if you want to make it in bulk. So finally what is left is to make the gravy and pour over the kofthas. It is still a multistep process, but if you try doing everything on the same day along with making a rotis or chapati to go with the kofthas then you will not have much energy left. Of course as you get more acquainted in the kitchen, you can choose to do everything together.
The kofthas are made using the kuzhi paniyaaram pan and we use low fat yogurt instead of cream making this dish a healthy one. Now off to the recipe.
Ingredients – For paste
1/2 tsp oil
1 medium onion
2 tomatoes (use just 1 tomato if you prefer it less tangy)
Small piece of ginger
3 garlic cloves
Ingredients – For gravy
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilly powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp kasturi methi
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
1. You can also just add paneer pieces or mushrooms to the gravy instead of kofthas.
2. Handle kofthas gently.
Lets start with the paste. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil. Add onion, ginger and garlic.
Saute for 2 minutes. Then add tomatoes.
Cook until tomatoes turn mushy.
Allow to cool and take in a blender.
Blend to a paste. Set aside.
Heat 2 tsp of oil and add the cumin seeds.
Next add the paste.
Saute for 2 minutes and add the powders. (Chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric and salt)
Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Add the kasturi methi.
Next add the yogurt.
Arrange the paneer kofthas in a bowl. I had some leftover kofthas after making spaghetti with paneer balls. They got transformed into this dish. The recipe for paneer kofthas can be found here.
Pour the gravy over the kofthas. Let it stand for 15-30 minutes.
We had the kofthas with chapatis. They were lip-smacking good. Kofthas are very delicate, so avoid turning them often after pouring the gravy.
36 Responses to Paneer Kofthas in Gravy (Low fat)
When the dish is low fat one who wudn like to enjoy it I wud love to
Just superb and delicious curry:)
DELICIOUS!! My favorite sabji for rotis/naan…It looks perfect!
awesome dear….love the colors and perfect for roti or chapati,,,,,
Now u r talking..This is my kinda gravy vardhini…Looks soopero sooper..
looks so rich. I too usually add yogurt in all cream recipes.
Yummy ….looks so gud ….loved it
I made chcicken koftas for my sisters toay. this paneer kofta looks delicious and love this creamy yummy gravy
பார்க்கும் பொழுதே சாப்பிட தோனுது….ரொம்ப அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது…
This looks so delicious. Yes paniyaram pan is really handy instead of deep frying.
Koftas looks super yummy…creamy and nice…
Delicious dish,love the flavor of paneer..this sure must have tasted delicious.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm…loving this very much… Nice presentation dear!!
Thanks a lot for showing us the step by step method to prepare the kofta curry. It looks lipsmackingly good.
Hey the last pic is sot tempting, just feeling to grab a bite….. Just love paneer koftas very much….
Looks so rich, creamy and mouthwatering
yummy…so perfect for roti!!
That looks soo yummy..perfect combo with Roti:-)
Delicious looking paneer gravy…yumm
Wow…looks so creamy n yummy,very tempting dear..,can't wait to try this out!!! Lovely clicks…,
Super yummy gravy!!! These classic kofats are an all time fav with everyone!!!!
Looks so rich, creamy and mouthwatering
Please check out my first event and do send in your entries
Lovely kofta curry. In my experience, the gravy tastes more flavourful, if you try and fry onions, garlic and ginger a little bit before grinding it into a paste with tomatoes.
But yours looks soo yummy. Thanks for giving me some dinner ideas.
Creamy and delicious kofta curry.
Love koftas…this looks very inviting
Looks creamy.. haven't tried recently. ur clicks tempt me to try soon.
nice low fat version of kofta curry. i love them.
Oh am drooling here.. Looks so creamy and yummy. Perfect side dish for chapathis.
Kofta curry has always been my favourite. Your low fat version looks way too tempting
creamy kofta curry…will try it soon
Delicious kofta,loved the low fat version…
Lovely, yummy and delicious looking gravy.
Warming dish… love the use of left over paneer koftas:) wonderfully delicious..
Lovely creamy paneer kofta curry……
superb color of the gravy…looks dleicious n yummm
Truly low fat and delectable lookign koftas – like the clicks Vardhini ! Do link it to Jayashree's HLI Paneer event dear !
Indian Mithai Mela ending 8th Aug
Dish it out- Mushroom and Onions – ending 31st July