Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Masoor Dal Kofta (Red Lentil Balls in Tomato Gravy)

The recipe for the much awaited Masoor Dal Kofta...

I had made this for Navrathri last year... I have used Whole Masoor Dal, with the skin. If you are using broken, then please increase the quantity by atleast one/third cup.

You need

For Kofta Balls
Masoor Dal- 1 Cup (Saoked for 2 hours atleast)
Carrots - 2 (Grated)
Mint Leaves or Coriander Leaves - 1 handful washed (the recipe calls for Mint, but I used Coriander)
Onion - 1 Chopped
Green Chillies - 2
Salt - 1 and 1/2 Teaspoons
Oil- To deep fry the kofta Balls

For Gravy

Onions -2 Chopped
Tomatoes- 4 Chopped
Ginger - 2 Inch Piece peeled and chopped
Garlic - 6 Cloves chopped
Salt- 1 and 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Teaspoo
Coriander Poser- 2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder- 1 Teaspoon
Curd - 2 Tablespoons
Oil- 3 Teaspoons
Coriander leaves- To Garnish

To Make the Kofta Balls
--->When soaking the dal, check for any stones or dust particles and then soak it.
--->Just take everything except the carrots and salt and put in the food processor. Grind to a thick paste. Do not add any water to this.
--->Now add the carrots and the salt and mix well.
--->In a kadai, put some oil and put it on a medium High Fire.
--->Once the oil is hot, make balls out of the paste mixture and make the koftas.
--->Once it gets a rich brown colour all over, take and drain the excess oil on a tissue.

This paste makes atleast 20 Koftas.

To Make the Gravy
---> In a Kadai, add the oil, and oce it gets hot, add the ginger and garlic pieces and fry well, once it starts to get brown
--->Add the Chopped Onions to this and fry till it gets brown
--->And then add the chopped tomatoes and all the masala powders now
--->It will all boil together and the tomatoes will start to get juicy
--->Switch off the stove and let cool
--->Grind this gravy to a smooth consistency
--->Pour this back on to the kadai and turn the stove to a medium low flame
--->Add the 3 tablespoons of the curd and let come to a slow boil
--->Pour this on to a serving dish and check for salt. If you need more salt, please add.
Arrange the koftas according to your taste and garnish with fresh corainder leaves...

You can enjoy this with hot Rotis!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks very delicious. Will make it this weekend.