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Dahi kofta curry
By : Anjana Chaturvedi
Category : Curries
Servings : 3
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
  1. Tie curd in a muslin cloth and hang for at least 8 hours to drain the water completely.
  2. Take the hung curd (approx 1.5 cup) in a bowl and then add all the spices and nuts.
  3. Grease your palms and make small balls from the mixture.
  4. If having difficulty in making balls then add 2 t.s semolina,mix and wait for 5 minutes then make balls .
  5. Take gram flour in a bowl and add salt,1/2 t.s chilli powder and pinch of turmeric then add just enough water and mix and make a medium thick batter (like you make for pakoras)
  6. Dip the balls in gram flour batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden in colour.
  7. Heat oil in a pan add cumin seed and ginger chilli paste,saute for a while.
  8. Add tomato puree and all the spices and fry till oil seperates from the mixture.
  9. Add 2.5 cup water and 1 tbls of hung curd and simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  10. Arrange koftas in the seving dish and pour boiling gravy on it.wait for 5 minutes.
  11. Garnish with fresh coriander,chilli oil and serve.
  12. Serving suggestions-serve with roti,poori and rice.

Recipe and image courtesy: Maayeka


For Kofta:

300 gms curd
2 green chillies
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp raisins
6 cashews
1 tblsp fresh coriander
1/2 tsp salt

For the batter:

1 cup gram flour
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/3 tsp salt
A pinch pf asafoetida

For Gravy:

3 tomatoes
8 cashew nuts
1 tblsp hung curd
1.5 tsp ginger chilli paste
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder
1/3 tsp kasoori methi
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tblsp Oil
1 tblsp fresh coriander

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