How to make Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Skinless Split Black Gram, Spinach Puree (पालक की प्यूरी )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy

Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Urad Dal Kofta In Spinach Gravy Recipe

  • Skinless Split Black Gram soaked 3/4 cup

  • Spinach Puree 3/4 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Green chillies chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup + to decorate

  • Lemon 1/2


Step 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.

Step 2

Transfer into a bowl and whisk well. Add ginger, green chillies, cumin seeds and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and continue whisking.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add coriander powder and cumin powder and mix.

Step 6

Add spinach puree and mix till well blended. Add salt and remaining garam masala powder and mix again.

Step 7

Drain the urad dal koftas and add to the palak gravy. Add ½ cup water if the gravy is too thick.

Step 8

Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add cream and mix. Switch off heat.

Step 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.

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