Fried balls of spinach and potatoes simmering in a green gravy is the perfect side-dish for flat bread like rotis and goes well with steaming hot rice.
By Priya Sreeram
Kofta is a Middle Eastern and South Asian name for a Meatloaf ! It has a variety of vegetarian versions with Bottle Gourd, Potato, Cabbage, Peas, carrots, corn, Cottage Cheese etc and they go well with Naan/Parathas (Indian FlatBread). The dish is extremely versatile in sense that the ingredients can be spiced up in a whole lot of ways. The star ingredient for the kofta is spiced as per taste buds and rolled in to a particular shape -cylinderical (oblong), spherical (round). They are then grilled or poached or fried or marinated or baked acordingly.These koftas are then served in a hot spicy sauce/gravy.
In this recipe spinach and potatoes are blended with a variety of spices and fuse together for the koftas which then are deep fried and dunked in a green coloured gravy. The dish is hearty as well as exotic and sure to reap praises all over ! The recipe has been taken from 4th Sense cooking and suitably adapted to tingle our taste-buds.
Priya is an enthusiastic foodie who loves to experiment with different types of cuisine. She chronicles her heart and hearth adventures on the blog Bon Appetit, which has recipes ranging from simple to exotic.