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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Palak Kofta (Spinach Patty)

          Loaded with vitamins, fibre, iron and calcium, these healthy and delicious Palak (Spinach) koftas are simply irresistible. A lovely snack item to be enjoyed with any chutney of your choice or ketchup. They can be served as patties in burgers too, which are perfect for a lunch box meal.

  • 1 bunch spinach, blanched and pureed
  • 2 med. potatoes, boiled
  • 2 raw bananas, boiled
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1" ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp. besan (gram flour)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves), crushed
  • oil to shallow fry

          Take a non-stick pan and saute the pureed spinach till all the moisture is dried up. Cool and combine with all the other ingredients except, oil to make it into a dough. 

          Divide the dough into equal portions and form into round koftas. Be sure to wet your hands for easy handling.

          Heat 1 tsp. oil on a tawa (griddle) and shallow fry 2-3 at a time on both sides on low flame till golden brown in colour. 

          Continue with the rest of the koftas in a similar manner. Serve hot with any chutney or sauce.

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