You are in a hurry and need to cook dinner for your unexpected guests, OR you’ve just arrived home after a busy day’s work and a simple dal wouldn’t suffice for your hungry family. This recipe could be your savior then!
For the kofta>>
350 grams of chopped spinach (palak)
3 tablespoons of gram flour (besan)
1/2 tablespoon of crushed ginger
1/4 teaspoon of coriander powder
1/2 tablespoon of chili flakes (finely chopped green chili can be used as well)
Salt to taste
Water as needed
For the gravy>>
Grind all these to a thick paste adding little water
2 nos. vine tomatoes
2 tablespoons of cashew nuts
2 green chilies
1-2 tablespoons of fresh coriander leaves.
Dry Masala for the gravy>>
1/2 tablespoon of ginger and garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon of shahi jeera (black cumin seeds)
1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon of paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
Salt as required for the gravy
For the koftas>>
Mix gram flour (besan), coriander powder, crushed ginger, salt, in a bowl and add water and make it into a thick paste
Add chopped spinach to it and mix. Make sure spinach is coated very well.
Make small dumplings and place them on a microwave-safe plate on high power for 3-5 minutes depending upon microwaves.(It took me 3 & 1/2 minutes)
For the gravy>>
Heat oil in the pan, add shahi jeera (black cumin seeds), and add ginger/garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
Then add the ground mixture (tomato, cashew nuts, green chili, and coriander).
Fry till oil separates and add coriander, turmeric, paprika powder and mix well.
In the meantime check on the koftas, if they are done. (It’s simple to check, just pick them up with your hand and if they don’t stick to your fingers, they are ready).
Add 1 cup of water to the gravy and bring it to a nice boil. Add the yummy guilt free koftas to the gravy and boil it for 5 mins.
Yummy guilt free Jatpat koftas are ready to serve. I have used grated paneer for garnishing. It tastes very good with paratha, nan or any rice/pulv.
On the lighter note – You can now challenge anyone, if they could make kofta within 1/2 hr. It’s easy now with this jhatpat recipe.