Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy

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Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy
Main Ingredients Skinless Split Black Gram, Spinach Puree
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy

  • 3/4 cup Skinless Split Black Gram soaked
  • 3/4 cup Spinach Puree
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup + to decorate Fresh cream
  • 1/2 Lemon


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.Drain and put urad dal in a mixer jar.
    Add a little water, salt, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp asafoetida, ¼ tsp garam masala powder and grind.
  2. Transfer into a bowl and whisk well.
    Add ginger, green chillies, cumin seeds and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and continue whisking.
  3. Pick up small amounts of the mixture with wet fingers and drop into hot oil and deep fry till golden.
    Heat 2 tbsps oil in a deep non stick pan.
  4. Add remaining cumin seeds, remaining green chillies and besan and sauté till fragrant.
    Add a pinch of turmeric powder and 1½ cups water and mix till smooth.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
    Add coriander powder and cumin powder and mix.
  6. Add spinach puree and mix till well blended.
    Add salt and remaining garam masala powder and mix again.
  7. Drain the urad dal koftas and add to the palak gravy.
    Add ½ cup water if the gravy is too thick.
  8. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.
    Add cream and mix. Switch off heat.
  9. Squeeze ½ lemon and add its juice to the gravy and mix.
    Transfer into a serving bowl, decorate with a swirl of cream and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1356
Carbohydrates 103.7
Protein 43.3
Fat 85.3
Other Fiber Zinc- 5.2mg