Vegetable Koftas

Vegetable Koftas

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"This is a very authentic Indian recipe found on Indian menus the world over. It is served during formal dinners, festivals and weddings. Generally it is made with cream or 'malai' as it is called, but I have given a low calorie version which is equally tempting. Making it may sound tedious, but let me tell you it's worth the effort! Get ready to impress your loved ones, with this recipe you just can't go wrong!"


1 h 30 m servings 471 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 1541 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Boil the mixed vegetables till soft. Drain, and allow to cool to room temperature. When cool, chop fine and set aside.
  2. Moisten the slices of bread with a little water and squeeze out the excess. Stir together the vegetables, bread, mashed potatoes, serrano, onion, ginger, cilantro, and salt. Form into 8 balls.
  3. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Fry the koftas in the hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Make the gravy by melting the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onions, ginger, garlic, ground coriander, turmeric, and garam masala; cook until the onions have softened. Mix in the tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the milk and season with salt; cook for 10 to 15 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  6. To serve, reheat the koftas in the gravy. Garnish with the cream and chopped cashews.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I also had a problem with the kofta being too soft. I did not moisten the bread and I allowed the potatoes and vegetables to dry before mashing/chopping them. When I went to fry the first batc...

The recipe is a great base to start with. I found that I had to increase the liquid for the "gravy" because the original recipe came out like a paste. So, I added about 4 oz. of tomato sauce a...

I really liked this recipe, especially the tomato sauce was delicious. However, the Koftas itself were a bit too soft for my taste. Next time I would probably use a type of potato with a higher...

This was a MAJOR disappointment. I love this dish at restaurants and was really excited to try t at home. I substituted sliced almonds for the cashews in the gravy and added raisins. The grav...

Great flavor. Next time, I will not soak the bread, and will use tomato sauce rather than tomato paste for the gravy. This will make it more like the restaurants serve.

very tasty recipe.The koftas were a little too soft for me so I may not soak the bread next time and I will try it with fresh vegetables, I will certainly make this again, thank you

I just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! I didn't stick to the recipe completely, I omitted Turmeric and did not use any bread in the koftas. They held up okay when I fried the...

These were a nightmare to make. They crumbled in the fryer. We were very disappointed. I followed the recipe to the letter. The crumbled bits that we scooped from the fryer were delicious, whi...