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    Nawabi Kesar Koftas

    The grandeur of this recipe is evident from the ingredients that go into the kofta. A range of dairy products, saffron and dry fruits give these Nawabi Kesar Koftas a melt-in-the-mouth texture and magnificent flavour. The tangy gravy, flavoured with a rich paste of spices and nuts, adds to the luxurious feel of the koftas with its tongue-tickling flavour and luscious consistency. It is worth indulging in ingredients like mava, raisins, cream and paneer that are used in this recipe, to relive the lives of the Nawabi kings!

    Preparation Time: 20 minutes.
    Cooking Time: 25 minutes.
    Serves 4.

    For the kesar koftas
    A few saffron strands (kesar)
    1 tbsp milk
    ¼ cup grated mawa (khoya)
    ½ cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
    ½ cup boiled, peeled and grated potatoes
    1 tbsp roughly chopped raisins (kismis)
    1 tbsp cornflour
    1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
    1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
    Salt to taste
    Oil for deep frying

    To be blend into a smooth paste (using ¼ Cup of water)
    ¾ cup sliced onions
    1 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
    1 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)
    2 tsp coriander seeds (dhania)
    2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
    2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
    2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
    1 tsp chopped green chillies
    4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies, broken into pieces
    2 cardamoms (elaichi)
    2 cloves (laung / lavang)
    25 mm (1") stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
    6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
    Salt to taste

    For the gravy
    1 tbsp oil
    4 tbsp tomato puree
    ½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
    Salt to taste
    ¼ cup fresh cream

    For the garnish
    1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

    For serving
    Rotis/Parathas

    For the kesar koftas
    1. Combine the saffron and milk in a small bowl and mix well.
    2. Combine all the ingredients along with the saffron-milk mixture in a deep bowl and mix well.
    3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
    4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few koftas at a time, on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all sides.
    5. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

    For the gravy
    1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
    2. Add the tomato purée, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
    3. Add ½ cup of water, dried fenugreek leaves and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    4. Lower the flame, add the fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

    How to proceed
    1. Just before serving, re-heat the gravy, add the koftas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    2. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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    Nawabi Kesar Koftas

    The grandeur of this recipe is evident from the ingredients that go into the kofta. A range of dairy products, saffron and dry fruits give these Nawabi Kesar Koftas a melt-in-the-mouth texture and magnificent flavour. The tangy gravy, flavoured with a rich paste of spices and nuts, adds to the luxurious feel of the koftas with its tongue-tickling flavour and luscious consistency. It is worth indulging in ingredients like mava, raisins, cream and paneer that are used in this recipe, to relive the lives of the Nawabi kings!

    Preparation Time: 20 minutes.
    Cooking Time: 25 minutes.
    Serves 4.

    For the kesar koftas
    A few saffron strands (kesar)
    1 tbsp milk
    ¼ cup grated mawa (khoya)
    ½ cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
    ½ cup boiled, peeled and grated potatoes
    1 tbsp roughly chopped raisins (kismis)
    1 tbsp cornflour
    1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
    1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
    Salt to taste
    Oil for deep frying

    To be blend into a smooth paste (using ¼ Cup of water)
    ¾ cup sliced onions
    1 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
    1 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)
    2 tsp coriander seeds (dhania)
    2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
    2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
    2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
    1 tsp chopped green chillies
    4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies, broken into pieces
    2 cardamoms (elaichi)
    2 cloves (laung / lavang)
    25 mm (1") stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
    6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
    Salt to taste

    For the gravy
    1 tbsp oil
    4 tbsp tomato puree
    ½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
    Salt to taste
    ¼ cup fresh cream

    For the garnish
    1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

    For serving
    Rotis/Parathas

    For the kesar koftas
    1. Combine the saffron and milk in a small bowl and mix well.
    2. Combine all the ingredients along with the saffron-milk mixture in a deep bowl and mix well.
    3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
    4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few koftas at a time, on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all sides.
    5. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

    For the gravy
    1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
    2. Add the tomato purée, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
    3. Add ½ cup of water, dried fenugreek leaves and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    4. Lower the flame, add the fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

    How to proceed
    1. Just before serving, re-heat the gravy, add the koftas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    2. Serve hot garnished with coriander.