Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy


Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy

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Paneer and palak are a match made in heaven! Their textures, colours, flavours, all complement each other beautifully, bringing out the best of both.

Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy is a quick, easy and tasty recipe of paneer koftas bathed in a richly-flavoured spinach gravy. The koftas are ready in a jiffy because they are cooked in the Microwave – no steaming, no deep-frying.

The spinach gravy, flavoured with a paste of coconut and spices, is also cooked swiftly using the microwave. Overall, it is quite a convenient dish and can be made on any day.

The gravy can also be made in advance, but the koftas must be added just before serving. Relish this wonderful dish with rotis or rice.

You can also try your hand at making other recipes like the Oondhiya or Pad Thai.

Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy recipe - How to make Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients


To Be Ground Into A Paste
1 tbsp grated coconut
1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tsp aniseeds (vilayati saunf)
2 tbsp water

For The Koftas
1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste

For The Spinach Gravy
1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
5 tbsp curd (dahi)
1 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp milk
salt to taste

Method
For the koftas

    For the koftas
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape into even-sized balls.
  3. Place the balls on a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 1 minute. Keep aside.

For the spinach gravy

    For the spinach gravy
  1. Combine the curds and cornflour in a bowl and mi well. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the spinach and 2 tbsp of water in a deep microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Combine the spinach and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  4. Combine the ghee and oil in another deep microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  5. Add the curds-cornflour mixture, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Add the blended spinach, prepared paste, sugar, milk and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Add the prepared koftas to the spinach gravy, mix gently and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  2. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy338 cal
Protein10.9 g
Carbohydrates15.6 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat25 g
Cholesterol5.2 mg
Sodium28.7 mg

Reviews

Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy
 on 22 Jun 18 05:29 PM
5

Had a long day at work and was looking for a quick recipe and found this amazing microwave recipe. Even my husband learnt how to make it and cooks this often. We love it!