Beetroot Carrot Kofta in Spinach Gravy

Me and my husband completed our 5 years of marital bliss, I love him totes and enjoy cooking for him. We were swarmed by work so just decided a quiet dinner out and a movie, somehow lunch time we both ended up at home and how could I not make something special for him and thats when I came up with this curry under 30 Min.

It is just an extension of my Beetroot kofta currry but I have removed potatoes and added carrots to make it a little more healthier version.

So here it goes, this recipe serves 2-3

Ingredients

For Gravy

  • Spinach- 500 Gms
  • Tomatoes- 2
  • Onion- 2
  • Garlic- 2-3 cloves
  • Ginger- small piece
  • Green chilli- 2

Spices

  • Bay leaf-1
  • Cumin Seeds- half spoon
  • Red chili powder- To taste (I added half spoon)
  • Dry Mango Powder- 1 spoon
  • Red chilli whole – 2
  • coriander Seeds- half spoon
  • Ani seeds – half spoon
  • Asafoetida- 1/2 pinch

For Kofta

  • Carrots- 2
  • Beetroot – 1
  • Gram Flour – 2-3 spoon (Just to bind the koftas)
  • Red chili Powder- Half spoon
  • Salt – As per taste
  • Kasuri Methi – Half spoon
  • Dry Mango Powder – Half spoon (Or lemon juice)
  • Oil to fry

Method

Koftas

  1. Grate carrots and beetroot add salt and leave for a couple of minutes
  2. Remove excess water by pressing and add remaining of the ingredients and start making small balls (Don’t throw the water, it can be used for gravy or chapati)
  3. Fry Koftas and set aside

For Gravy

  1. Boil Spinach, tomatoes and onion together, you can pressure cook it for 1 whistle and make a puree once cooked (This is a short version, for longer elaborated version follow beetroot kofta curry recipe)
  2. Make a paste of ginger and green chili, mince garlic
  3. Heat a pan and add in oil, now add in cumin seeds, coriander seeds and aniseed along with bay leaf and let them roast till cumin turns brown (Keep flame low)
  4. Add in minced garlic and mix well, now add in ginger chili paste and let them cook for a min
  5. Add in red chili powder and mix 2-3 spoon of water, Now add the spinach puree
  6. Let the puree cook on simmer covered and let it reduce to a nice consistency
  7. Once done take it out in serving bowl and add in koftas, serve hot with chapati, paratha or rice

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