Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Vegetarian Egg Nargisi Kofta Curry served with Vegetable Palau rice....

Vegetarian Egg Nargisi Kofta Curry served with Vegetable Palau rice....

Vegetarian Egg Nargisi Kofta Curry
Preparation time: 45 minutes 
Cooking time : 1 hour 

 For kofta
4 Raw Banana Boiled and mashed
1/2 cup Chickpeas flour/ Besan 
1 Cup mango pulp OR Butter Milk with 1/2 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 1/2 tbsp Corn flour
1/2 tsp Chilli paste
Oil to fry
Take a bowl. Add the besan, salt, turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp ginger paste, 1/4 tsp chilli paste and Mango pulp OR butter milk. Make a batter out of it. Take a non stick pan and cook the batter on a low flame, stirring it continuously. Once the batter dries up and becomes into a dry paste, keep it aside. Take the raw mashed bananas and add garam masala powder,corn flour,  salt, 1/4 tsp ginger paste and 1/4 tsp chilli paste. Mix it well. Now take the besan and make lemon size equal balls from it. Take the mashed banana and make bigger balls of equal portions. Take one mashed banana ball and flatten the ball a bit. Make a cavity and add the besan ball in the cavity. Roll up the mashed banana around the besan ball and try to give a egg shape. Repeat the same process for the remaining balls. Take a pan. Add oil in it. Let the oil heat. Add the vegetarian egg kofta till brown. Keep them aside. 

For the gravy
2 tbsp Ghee / Oil 
1/2 tsp Ginger paste 
1/2 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp Curry powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup tomato puree
2 tbsp Kaju paste 
1 cup water 
1/4 cup yogurt
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves for Garnishing
Heat ghee or oil in a pot. Add the ginger and sauté it for few seconds. Add a little water.Add the kaju paste and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add all spices, salt,tomato puree and curd, cook it for 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 water and cook it for further 15 minutes on simmer. The gravy should be thick. 15 minutes before serving cut the koftas in the centre into two halves.Add the koftas to the gravy.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Vegetable Palau
Preparation time : 30 minutes 
Cooking time : 45 minutes 

1 cup Basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes 
2 tbsp ghee
2 of each whole spice (Cardomom, Cloves) crushed
4 Pepper corn crushed
1" inch Cinnamon stick crushed
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Green Chillies chopped
1/2 tsp Ginger grated
1 cup of Mix Vegetables chopped ( Carrot,  Peas, Cauliflower)
1/2 tsp Sugar 
Salt to taste

Take a pot. Add ghee. Let is heat, add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Let the seeds crackle. Add the whole spices crushed. Sauté it for few seconds. Add the vegetables. Stir the vegetables for 2 minutes. Add salt and sugar. Add 2 1/2 cups of water. Let the water boil for 5 minutes. Add the rice. Stir the rice. Cook the rice till the rice has absorbed all the water. Once done serve it with the gravy... 

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