Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce ( Desi Khana)


Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce (  Desi Khana)

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The spinach sauce used in this recipe is an elaborate one, of spinach purée plumped up with rich ingredients like coconut, cashewnuts, poppy seeds and spices. It happens to be the perfect base for delicate paneer koftas that melt in your mouth.

Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce ( Desi Khana) recipe - How to make Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce ( Desi Khana)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Spinach Gravy
3 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp ghee
1 cup whisked fresh curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste Using 1/2 Cup Water (for The Spinach Gravy)
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
8 cloves garlic (lehsun)
8 green chillies , roughly chopped
25 mm (1”) piece ginger (adrak)
2 tsp aniseeds (vilayati saunf)

For The Paneer Koftas
1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
4 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of soda bi-carb
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

Method
For the spinach gravy

    For the spinach gravy
  1. Boil ½ cup of water in a kadhai, add the spinach and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the flame, drain and refresh it using cold water.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the curds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the spinach purée, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

For the paneer koftas

    For the paneer koftas
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a small round ball.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the paneer koftas, a few at a time, till they are golden brown in colour from all the sides. Keep aside.

How to proceed.

    How to proceed.
  1. Just before serving, reheat the spinach gravy, add the koftas to it and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy398 cal
Protein11.1 g
Carbohydrates16.6 g
Fiber2.2 g
Fat30.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A3287.9 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.3 mg
Vitamin B2-0.2 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C18 mg
Folic Acid66.2 mcg
Calcium333.8 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium41.3 mg
Potassium165.6 mg
Zinc0.7 mg

Reviews

Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce ( Desi Khana)
 on 24 Jun 17 09:15 PM
5

It is very tasty food I will try
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 17 10:07 AM
   Hi, Do try it and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce ( Desi Khana)
 on 13 Mar 15 02:04 PM
5

The creamy spinach gravy with rich cashew and poppy seeds with a nutty flavour of the coconuts. The paneer kofta is so soft that it just melts in the mouth,this a must try recipe.
Paneer Koftas In Spinach Sauce
 on 22 Jul 13 11:05 PM
4

Hey i tried it and it turned out to be super!