Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kofta with Sprouted Green Gram Bean/Dal

You can see I'm still not over the kofta mania! But this time, it's healthier because I'm using sprouted green gram for making koftas. This is indeed a good way to make your family consume some proteins if they don't relish it in the form of sundals.

I made Palak gravy (similar to the one described in Palak Paneer) to go with the koftas, to make it healthier and take in all the nutrients from greens. You can also make tomato-onion gravy, just like the one we made for Paneer Butter Masala. Or even simpler, just serve these koftas as a starter with some chutney or sauce to dip in.

What You Need -

For the Koftas -

*Sprouted green gram dal - 150 g
Paneer - 100 g
Onions, chopped - 1 medium

Red chilli  powder - 3/4 tsp

Cumin powder (Jeera) - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Garam masala spices powdered - clove, cinnamon, cardamom (optional)

Bread crumbs for crispness
Oil - to fry

How To -

  • Grind green gram sprouts without water.
  • Mix with grated paneer (or mashed paneer), chopped onion, chilli powder, salt and spice powders to make a thick dough.

  • Divide them evenly to make oval-shaped or ball-shaped koftas. 
  • Coat the koftas in bread crumbs. Optionally, it is best to dip it first in maida batter to make bread crumbs sticking on better to the koftas. 

  • Heat oil in a kadai and fry the koftas.

  • Drain on kitchen tissues 
  • Serve them with any gravy over it. I made palak gravy :)

That may not 'look' great, but sure tasted yummy!

* To make sprouts :

  • Soak green gram dal in water overnight (8 hours)
  • Wash it and drain off the water.
  • Hang them in a moist cloth (like muslin cloth) for about 12 hours. 
  • Sprinkle water often and do not let the cloth go dry.
  • Wait for 3-4 hrs more if you don't see sprouts yet.

1 comment:

  1. lovely sprout koftas! cool idea..thx for the link on edible garden...:-) happy to follow visit my space too


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