Veg Kofta Recipe | Mix Vegetable Kofta Curry

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Veg Kofta Curry is an exotic Indian gravy dish made from mix vegetable dumplings dunked in an onion-tomato based gravy.

Koftas are small round or oval shaped dumplings made from minced vegetables, paneer etc. along with mild spices that are deep fried. These Kofta balls have a crispy outer layer and are soft from the inside.

Before serving, the Koftas are simmered for a few minutes in a rich onion-tomato based gravy which is tempered with spices like cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, fennel seeds etc.

In this dish the balls or dumplings can be made using a variety of vegetables. I have added cauliflower, potatoes, beans, carrots, capsicum, peas and Paneer. You can use other vegetables of your choice like cabbage, lauki (bottle guard), pumpkin (kaddu), corn etc.

Mixed Vegetable Kofta Curry is a low carb version of its sibling Malai Kofta which is originally a part of Mughlai cuisine. It is enriched with the goodness of vegetables.

Veg Kofta Curry is a very common dish in restaurants and also a favorite in parties and on special occasions. This dish can be served with Rice or any Indian flatbread like Roti, Naan, Parathas etc.

To make Mix Veg Kofta at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

Servings: 6

Category: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Total Time: 55 mins

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 200

Fat: 12g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Protein: 4g

Ingredients For Mix Veg Kofta Recipe

For the Kofta Balls

  • 1/2 Cup diced Potato
  • 1/4 Cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup chopped Carrots
  • 1/4 Cup chopped Green Beans
  • 1/4 Cup diced Capsicum
  • 1/4th Cup Shredded Paneer
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • Oil for Frying

For the Gravy

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves
  • ~1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 8-10 Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
  • 2 Tablespoons Curd
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 1 Tej Patta (Bay Leaf)
  • 2-3 Laung (Cloves)
  • 2-3 Hari Elaichi (Green Cardamom)
  • ~1 Inch Stick of Dalchini (Cinnamon)
  • 1 Strand of Javitri (Mace)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Mix Veg Kofta Recipe

    • Add chopped potatoes, carrots, beans, capsicum, cauliflowers florets and green peas in a blender or food processor and grind them to a smooth paste. You can also boil al the vegetables and mash them.
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    • Add grated Paneer along with finely chopped Green Chillies and Coriander Leaves.
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    • Then add 1/2 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour). This helps the vegetables to bind together. You can also use Bread Crumbs along with some Corn Flour instead of Besan for the binding.
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    • Add Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder), Garam Masala, Amchur (Dry Mango Powder), Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder) and Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch).
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    • Mix all the ingredients well. You can add a little more Besan if the mixture seems too watery.
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    • Divide the mixture into parts and make round lemon sized balls from it.
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    • Heat oil for frying in a kadai or wok. The oil should not be too hot. Gently place the kofta ball in the oil and let it cook from one side. Do not turn it around till it is slightly cooked, otherwise, it might break.
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    • Then slowly turn the Kofta around and cook it from all sides. Make sure to regulate the temperature of the oil. If it’s too hot the kofta balls will start to brown really fast, however, the vegetables will not get properly cooked from the inside.
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    • Fry all the Koftas this way in small batches. Do not add too many Koftas at once, otherwise, the oil will get cold. Remove the Koftas from the oil and place them on an absorbent paper to absorb the excess oil.
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    • To prepare the gravy, add Onions, Green Chillies, Ginger and Garlic to a food processor and make a fine paste.
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    • Also, soak cashews in warm water for around 20 minutes. Then grind them into a smooth paste along with some water.
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    • Heat oil in a pan and add Cumin Seeds, Tej Patta (Bay Leaf), Hari Elaichi (Green Cardamom), Dalchini (Cinnamon Stick), Javitri (Mace) and Laung (Cloves). Fry till the whole spices start to crackle.
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    • Add the paste prepared from onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic to the pan. Fry till it starts to brown.
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    • Also make a puree of 2 tomatoes and add it to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
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    • Add Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder (Haldi), Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder), Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder) and Garam Masala and mix well.
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    • Add the paste made from Cashew Nuts to the gravy. Roast the mixture till it starts to leave the oil on the sides.
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    • Add some Curd to the gravy. The Curd should not be too sour. You can also use Milk or Cream instead of the Curd.
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    • Add water to the pan to adjust the consistency. If you will eat the Curry with Roti, or any other Indian bread, then the consistency should be slightly thicker. It should be thinner if it will be eaten with Rice.
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    • Mix well and simmer the gravy for a few minutes till it is cooked.
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  • Add the Kofta balls to the gravy just before serving and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot with any Indian Bread or rice. Also see more Indian Curries like Lauki Kofta, Mix Veg Curry, Paneer Butter Masala, Kadai Paneer Gravy and Dry Kadai Paneer.

    Veg Kofta Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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