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Monday, July 23, 2018

Angoori kofta curry

These shallow fried koftas prepared with the mixture of bottle guard, paneer and spinach, served with creamy and rich gravy.
Because it is not deep fried, it maintains its greenish color which is why it is also called angoori kofta curry.
I had seen this recipe on a TV channel. It was a dish of early Royals kitchen. Even though this recipe requires very few ingredients and cooking time how ever in today's time it is very rare to see this dish being prepared any where.
I believe this is the reason why this dish is considered as a lost recipes.
It is an excellent dish to be serve in parties, even when it is creamy and rich in texture.
When I saw the dish on TV, I fell in love with its looks, texture and nature, this is why I chose to cook it.
My family loved the taste and ended up liking their fingers.

Presentation time :- 25 minutes
Cooking time :- 30 minutes.
Serves :- 4
Ingredients :-

For kofta:-

  • 2 cup grated bottle guard
  • 1 cup grated paneer
  • 1 cup spinach puree
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tbsp mawa
  • 1tbsp chopped  green chili
  • 1tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • Whole pistachio for filling
  • 2 tbsp roasted chana powder 
  • Ghee for shallow frying+ 1tbsp

For gravy :-

  • 2 tbsp Boiled onion puree
  • 1/2 cup boiled tomato puree 
  • 1tbsp ginger, garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds 
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 8 no.  Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp yellow Chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp  green cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp Ghee

Recipe procedure :-

Soak poppy seeds, melon seeds and cashew nuts in Luke warm water for 1/2 hour and blend them into a fine paste keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pan add cumin let them crackle. Add green chili, ginger and onion and saute it for a while.
Now add bottle guard, paneer and spinach puree stir and mix it well. Add mawa .
Fry 2-3 minutes add salt, white pepper powder and chana powder mix and cook the mixture till all the moisture evaporates.
Now divide the mixture into equal small portion.
 Grease your hands and Make kofta fill with whole pistachio and shallow fry them on medium hot heat.
Heat ghee in a pan add cumin, green cardamom as they change the color add  onion puree fry till light golden.
Now add dry spices and tomato puree, stir and cook the spices till oil separates.
Add nuts paste mix well and add 1 cup water simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
Add garam masala powder and switch off the gas.
Transfer the gravy in a serving bowl put the koftas.
Serve hot with chapati or Partha.

Note :-
You can add some whipped curd instead of tomato puree.
As per choice you can garnish with some fresh cream.
Do not deep fry the koftas.


  1. Any type of Koftas are always my fav. Though I have made lauki or paneer kofta separately, have not made in this combination. Lovely recipe.

  2. A totally different variety of kofta ...the combination of kofta sounds interesting and the gravy looks absolutely royal..

  3. I absolutely love this recipe. I made a batch yesterday and it was delicious. Now I can't wait to make it again with our homegrown lauki. One more recipe to add to my lauki recipe collection.

  4. I love bottle gourd koft. I loved it and we ate it with naan. I love the addition of melon seeds. Thanks!

  5. I love koftas. This one looks pretty easy to prepare. It can be a favorite of both kids and adults. I should try this recipe and let you know how it goes.

  6. These koftas look amazing. I love the colour combo of green koftas in yellow gravy, so inviting. The whole platter is a must to be had invite.

  7. I love koftas. I seem to have all the ingredients to make this curry. Will tru it this weekend only.

  8. A unique Angoori kofta curry and the combination of kofta sounds so very tempting and the gravy looks absolutely delicious.
    I tried this yesterday for lunch and everyone loved it.

    Lata Lala

  9. Such a rich, inviting curry dish Hema. I'm planning to make Angoori Kofta Curry for Easter, but will replace bottle gourd with zucchini as I don't get it here. Am sure my guests will thoroughly enjoy this creamy and flavourful curry.

  10. Hema, I have eaten plenty kofta curries over the years, but never tried this version. All the green vegetables, khoya and rich nuts make this dish so special. I am going to try this weekend for my dad as it's his birthday!

  11. I have never tried Angoori Kofta Curry before. This is a totally different version of Kofta Curry. It looks so delicious and tempting. I am so excited to try this.