Chana Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry Recipe

Chana Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry is a delicious and flavorful Indian dish made with lentil and cheese dumplings cooked in a rich and creamy tomato-based gravy. The koftas are made with a mixture of chana dal (split Bengal gram), grated cheese, and spices, which are then deep-fried until golden and crispy. The koftas are then simmered in a luscious curry made with tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and aromatic spices. This dish is perfect to serve with rice or naan bread for a satisfying vegetarian meal.

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Ingredients for Chana Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry Recipe

  • as required For Koftas
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal, Soaked
  • 1/4 cup Grated Cheese
  • 1/2 Small Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need Oil For Deep Frying
  • as per your need For Curry
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Large Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tomatoes, Pureed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need Water As Needed
  • as required Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Chana Dal-cheese Kofta Curry Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak chana dal in water for 2-3 hours, then drain and grind it into a coarse paste.
  • STEP 2.In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chana dal, grated cheese, chopped onions, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt.
  • STEP 3.Mix well to form a dough-like mixture. Shape the mixture into small balls and deep-fry them until golden brown and crispy.
  • STEP 4.In a separate pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears. Then, add tomato puree, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook the gravy until the oil separates.
  • STEP 6.Add water to adjust the consistency of the gravy and bring it to a boil. Gently add the fried koftas to the gravy and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • STEP 7.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or naan bread.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to soak the chana dal for a few hours to soften it before grinding.
  • While shaping the koftas, wet your hands with water to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • To make the koftas healthier, you can also bake them in the oven instead of deep-frying.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference by adding more or less red chili powder and green chilies.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover koftas and curry can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the curry and koftas in a pan or microwave before serving.
  • Serve the Chana Dal-Cheese Kofta Curry with steamed rice, jeera rice, or naan bread for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
804
calories per serving
35 g Fat32 g Protein86 g Carbs25 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    32g
  • Carbs
    86g
  • Fiber
    25g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    86g
  • Protein
    32g
  • Fiber
    25g

Fats

  • Fat
    35g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    258mg
  • Iron
    11mg
  • Vitamin A
    4849mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    5mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    267mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    152mg
  • Vitamin E
    6mg
  • Copper
    1mcg
  • Magnesium
    282mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    555mg
  • Selenium
    60mcg
  • Zinc
    4mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp