Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Suran Kofta Curry

I have generally seen suran or zimikand kofta recipes with cooked suran, but I made it with raw suran and it had a lovely taste. Non-suran lovers will never guess what the koftas are made of...I tried it with one :-).


For the Koftas

250 grams of suran,
½ to ¾ cup roasted gram flour,
1 medium-sized chopped onion,
Green chilli paste to taste,
1 tsp ginger paste,
Juice of half a lemon,
Salt to taste,
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp garam mssala powder,
4 chopped garlic cloves,
A good handful of coriander leaves,
Oil for deep frying

For the Gravy

2 big sliced onions,
4 small tomatoes,
1 inch piece of ginger,
12 cloves of garlic,
½ tsp red chilli powder,
½ tsp cumin powder,
1 tbsp coriander powder,
A few coriander leaves,
Salt to taste,
2 tbsp oil


To Make the Koftas

Peel, wash and grate the suran. Mix in all the kofta ingredients, except the oil.

Heat oil in a frying pan and when it is hot add small quantities of the mixture in the shape of balls and fry on a low heat till done and dark brown in colour. Drain and keep aside.

To Make the Gravy

Heat the oil and add the sliced onion, garlic cloves and sliced ginger. Fry on a low flame till the onion turns brown in colour. Grind this to a paste along with the tomatoes.

Add all the powdered spices to the paste and let it cook for 5 minutes then add about 2 cups of water and let it come to a boil. Simmer for some time and then slip in the koftas and switch off the heat.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with phulkas.