Vegetable Paneer Koftas

Vegetable Paneer KoftasIngredients:

1 large lauki (doodhi)
1 onion finely chopped
1 inch ginger
6 tbsp besan
8 oz paneer crumbles
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
oil to fry
salt to taste
4 onions finely chopped
2 tsp tomatoe paste
7 oz crushed tomatooes
2 cups water
2 inches ginger minced
3 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 sprig coriander leaves
2 tsp heavy cream or yoghurt
3 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
4 tbsp vegetable oil
salt to taste

Prep:10min,Cook:40min,Ready in:50min.

1.Grate the lauki and squeeze all the water out of it.
2.Add 1 chopped onion, paneer,red chilli,besan baking powder.
3.Heat oil in a wok and using your hands, make small balls of the koftas and deep fry them till they turn golden brown.
4.Set them aside after they are done and start making the gravy for the koftas.
5.Saute the rest of the onions with ginger for 5 mins till light brown.
6.Blend the above mixture in a mini blender till it becomes a paste.
7.Saute cumin seeds,turmeric powder,cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and red chilli powder in oil for 2 mins.
8.Add tomatoe paste, crushed tomatoes and onion ginger paste to the above.
9.Add water and let it simmer for 15 mins.
10.Place the heated (microwave) koftas in a dish.
11.Add heavy cream to the gravy,mix and gently pour the gravy on top of the koftas.
12.Garnish with coriander leaves

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