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Chana Dal Kofta Curry Recipe

December 2nd, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post


  1. For koftas

  2. 150gchanna dal, soaked for 2 hours
  3. 2mediumonions, peeled,washed and finely chopped
  4. 1inchfresh ginger, peeled,washed and chopped
  5. 2clovesgarlic, peeled,washed and chopped
  6. 3green chilies, washed,ends trimmed and finely chop the rest of the chillies
  7. 1tablespoon chopped freshcurry leaves
  8. 1tablespoonfresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  9. 2cloves
  10. 1/4inchcinnamon sticks
  11. 1teaspoonanise seed
  12. salt
  13. oil, to fry
  14. For gravy

  15. 1/2cupfresh coconut, ground to a paste
  16. 1 1/2teaspoonsginger-garlic paste
  17. 1largeonion, peeled,washed and finely chopped
  18. 2fresh tomatoes, washed,peeled and finely chopped
  19. 1/4teaspoonturmeric powder
  20. 2teaspoonsred chili powder
  21. 1/2teaspoongaram masala powder
  22. 2cloves
  23. 1/4inchcinnamon sticks
  24. 1/2teaspoonanise seed
  25. salt
  26. 2tablespoonsoil


  1. Grind the chana dal with the cloves, cinnamon stick, aniseeds, ginger and garlic pastes to a paste.
  2. Add the finely chopped ingredients with salt to the ground chana dal.
  3. Make small balls out of this mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a wok.
  5. Gently, lower the balls into the hot oil.
  6. Deep fry the balls until lightly browned on either side.
  7. Drain on clean and absorbent paper towels and keep aside.
  8. Now, prepare the gravy.
  9. To do so, heat 2 tbsps.
  10. of oil in a pan.
  11. Add the cloves, aniseeds and cinnamon stick.
  12. Stir-fry for a minute.
  13. Toss in the onion and stir-fry until it is lightly browned.
  14. Add the ginger-garlic paste.
  15. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  16. Add the masala{spice} powders and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  17. Then add the tomatoes and salt.
  18. Mix well and cook on medium flame until the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  19. Now stir in the ground coconut paste.
  20. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  21. Add a cup of water.
  22. Allow it to boil for 6 minutes.
  23. Now, gently add the fried koftas, one by one, and allow this dish to cook on simmer{low flame} for 5 minutes.
  24. Garnish with corriander leaves.
  25. Serve hot with rotis or rice.
  26. Enjoy!

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