How to make Soya Kofta Curry -

Soya kofta cooked in a flavourful and rich gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : For Koftas (कोफते बनाने के लिए), Soya granules (सोया ग्रैन्यूल्ज़)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Soya Kofta Curry

Soya Kofta Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Soya Kofta Curry Recipe

  • For Koftas

  • Soya granules ground to a fine powder ¾ cup

  • White bread slices soaked in water for 5 minutes and squeezed 4

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • ginger-green chillies crushed 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • For gravy

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Black cardamoms 4

  • Green cardamoms 20

  • Cinnamon 2 inch sticks

  • Onions sliced 4 medium

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts ½ cup

  • Melon seeds (magaz) ½ cup

  • Tomato puree 1 cup

  • Yogurt whisked 1 cup

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli paste ¼ cup

  • Butter 4 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon

  • Khoya/mawa ½ cup

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) ¼ teaspoon


Step 1

To make koftas, mix together soya granule powder, bread slices, onion, green chillies, raisins, coriander leaves, crushed ginger-green chillies and salt in a bowl. Divide the mixture into eight equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the balls till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

To make gravy, heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add black cardamoms, green cardamoms and cinnamon and sauté till fragrant.

Step 4

Add onions and sauté till well browned. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 5

Add cumin seeds, cashewnuts and melon seeds and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add tomato puree, yogurt, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chilli paste and butter and mix well.

Step 7

Add garam masala powder and khoya/mawa and mix well. Add 1½ cups water, stir and bring to a boil. Switch off heat and cool.

Step 8

Strain the mixture into a bowl and reserve it. Grind the residue.

Step 9

Transfer the ground residue into another bowl; add the strained liquid and mix.

Step 10

Transfer the gravy back into the non-stick pan and bring to a boil. Add 2cups water and fried koftas, mix lightly and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 11

Add cream and fenugreek leaves powder and mix well.

Step 12

Serve hot.

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