How to make Broccoli And Pinenut Kofta -

Brocolli koftas cooked in a rich gravy made exotic with the addition of pinenuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Broccoli (ब्रोक्ली/ विलायती गोभी), Broken Wheat

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Broccoli And Pinenut Kofta

Broccoli And Pinenut Kofta Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Broccoli And Pinenut Kofta Recipe

  • Broccoli chopped 1 medium

  • Broken Wheat 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 8-10

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies chopped 4-6

  • Roasted chana dal (dalia) 3 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts 8-10

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3-4 tablespoons

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 3 tablespoons

  • Raisins 3 tablespoons

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 6

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • Mace powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Honey 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 3/4 cup


Step 1

Boil the broccoli in two cups of water and salt till half done. Soak broken wheat for about fifteen minutes. In a pan heat two tablespoons of oil, add cumin seeds and sauté.

Step 2

Add garlic, ginger, green chillies and roasted chana and sauté for two to three minutes. Add the soaked broken wheat and mix. Add cashewnuts and sauté. Add the broccoli and cook till completely dry.

Step 3

Cool and grind with coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt. Add corn starch, mix and shape into sixteen equal sized balls. For the stuffing mix roasted pine nuts, raisins, chaat masala, red chilli powder and lemon juice and grind in the mixer.

Step 4

Make sixteen equal balls and stuff into the broccoli balls and roll into koftas. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the koftas till golden. Drain and keep aside.

Step 5

To make the gravy, heat two tablespoons of oil in a deep pan, add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and sauté. Add tomatoes and cook. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, mace powder, salt and mix.

Step 6

Blend refined flour in half a cup of water and add. Stir, cover and cook for fifteen minutes. Cool and make a puree. Heat the puree again, add butter and honey and mix. Add fresh cream and mix. Add the fried koftas and serve hot.

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