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Friday, June 25, 2010

Cabbage Kofta Curry

For Kofta:


1/2 medium Cabbage
2tbsp Chana dal
3 green chilli (finely chopped)
1tsp Chilli powder
1tsp Besan flour
1/2tsp Kala jeera (Black Cumin seeds)
Oil (for deep frying)

How to:
  • Finely mince the cabbage. (Yep, its a little pain.)
  • Microwave cook chana dal for 7-8 mins or until 3/4th done.
  • Heat water in a skillet, add the cabbage and cooked chana dal and cook with lid closed until both are completely done.

  • Strain and squeeze out the water from the cooked cabbage and chana dal in a colander and store the liquid. (Use potato smasher to squeeze out the liquid and if needed, use paper towel to remove the excess moisture.)

  • In a bowl mix together the cabbage-chana dal, kala jeera, green chilli, chilli powder and besan flour along with required salt.

  • Now make small dumplings by holding and pressing the mixture.

  • Heat oil and carefully drop the dumplings in hot oil (not smoking hot) and deep fry'em.

  • Transfer the koftas to the plate with paper towel to absorb excess oil.

For Curry:


1 Yellow onion (chopped)
1 1/2tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 cup plain Yogurt (beaten)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Chilli powder
1 1/2tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Kala jeera
1/2tsp Crushed mint leaves (dried)
1tbsp Oil

How to:
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add kala jeera, followed by onion along with salt.

  • Saute for 2-3 mins, add turmeric powder and saute until tender.

  • Now add ginger-garlic paste and cook until raw smell disappears.

  • Saute the onion until brown, then add the squeezed liquid and cook for a min.

  • Now add the chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and cook for another min.

  • Pour the beaten yogurt, along with water and salt and let it boil.

  • When the curry starts to thicken, add the dried mint leaves and cook for a min more.

  • Then reduce the flame, add the deep fried koftas into the curry and gently toss it.

  • After a min, switch off and garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with steamed rice or pulao.


  1. Even I made parappu kola urundai kulumbu yesterday ( lentils kofta curry). I love it so much. This looks so yummy as well :) Drooling and mouthwatering going on here :)

  2. Thanks Rach. Yep, kofta curry tastes very good.

  3. hi nidya,
    i had many different types of kofta curries but never tried cabbage kofta curry ....its totally new dish for me ....looks awesome n very tempting ...must try this ...thanks for visiting my blog n giving lovely comments ...

  4. Thanks Satya. Try this for sure n let me knw. Have fun cooking.

  5. wow lovely n tasty presentation....Great job.....
    Do drop in sometime

  6. Thanks Chaitra. Will do for sure :)


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