Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cabbage Dumplings - Kofta's

Ingredients :

For Dumplings :

Cabbage : 200 gms
Gram Flour : 3-4 tbsp
Carom Seeds : 1 tsp
Green chillies : 1-2 Finely Chopped
Coriander Leaves : 3 tbsp Chopped
Salt : To Taste

For Gravy :

Onions : 2 - Pureed
Tomato : 2 - Pureed
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Bay Leaves : 2
Ginger : 1 inch Grated
Garlic : 3-4 Cloves Grated
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Garam Masala : 2 tsp
Salt : To Taste
Cream (optional) for Garnishing.

Recipe :
Take a bowl. Grate the cabbage in it. Add the salt, carom seeds, gram flour, chilli and coriander leaves. Mix it well and make into into a dough. Don't add water.
Heat oil for deep frying in a wok on medium flame. Make sure that the oil is not too hot or the dumplings will burn and not get cooked from inside. Take a spoonful of the dough and drop it into the oil. Fry it till it goes brown. Make dumplings like this from all the dough. Remove and strain it on a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Let it crackle. Now add the ginger and garlic. Stir it till it turns brown. Add the onion paste. Saute till it turns brown. Now add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder and garam masala. Stir it well. Now add the tomato puree and cook till the oil leaves the side. Add a cup of water. Let it boil 2-3 times. Add the cream and let it boil once. Now add the dumplings and remove from flame.
Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves and serve with Rice or Naan / Chapati.

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