A creamy rich tomato gravy with cottage cheese dumplings.
This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.
Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes
Cooking time : 26-30 minutes
Potatoes, boiled and mashed
Paneer (cottage cheese),grated
Green chillies,seeded and chopped finely
Cornflour/ corn starch
to deep fry
Red chilli powder
Garam masala powder
For the koftas mix potatoes, paneer, green chillies, cornflour and salt. Divide into sixteen equal portions. Stuff raisins into each portion and shape them into balls.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the koftas till slightly coloured. Drain on absorbent paper and keep them warm.
For the gravy, boil the onions with a cup of water for ten minutes. Drain excess water, cool and grind to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a kadai. Add boiled onion paste and sauté for five minutes.
Add ginger paste, garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Sauté for a minute. Add tomato puree and red chilli powder and sauté on medium heat for eight to ten minutes or till oil begins to leave the masala.
Mix mawa in two cups of water and add to the gravy. Bring it to a boil and simmer for ten minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Add fresh cream and garam masala powder. Place warm koftas in a serving dish and pour hot gravy on top and serve.