Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Microwave Carrot Kofta Curry Recipe | Step By Step Recipe

I made this Carrot Kofta Curry to be paired with Subz Pulao. It was quite a combo, though I felt it would have been much better with Naans. I felt the pulao was spicy on its own and would be fine with a raitha. This was the first time I was ever making a Koftas with Carrot and I was wondering how a kofta would hold up it's shape in microwave. I was pleasantly surprised that the shape was retained.

Just two more days to go for the school to close for the boys and they are so restless. But imagine my plight when Konda's and the twins common holiday is only for May. Come June I will again have to plan for lunch boxes. It becomes quite a task getting them agree to something they will want to eat. So when I made this Subz pulao, one wanted only the beans, while the other carrot. So it was a lunch that was exclusively for the elders at home.

This was another recipe I adapted from MW recipe book. The recipe called for Raisins to be stuffed in the Koftas but I avoided it completely. Though later I realized that might have balanced the spice in the koftas.

The book has many such pretty looking gravies, that I am planning to make. so look out!

Step by Step pictures.

Microwave Carrot Kofta Curry Recipe

Ingredients Needed

For the gravy

Onion - 1 medium, puree
Tomato - 2 medium, puree
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish

For koftas:

Carrots - 2 medium, grated
Bread slices - 2 (churned in mixer)
Green Chili, chopped - 1
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 1 tbsp

Method to prepare:

For the gravy:

Mix onion paste with oil, turmeric powder, garam masla and red chilli powder in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato puree, mix and microwave for 5 more minutes.
Add 1 cup of water, microwave for 6 more minutes and keep aside.

For the koftas:

Grate Carrots. Then mix carrots with all the ingredients for koftas.

Mix well. Make round balls. Place them on a greased micro safe plate, microwave for 3 minutes.

At the time of serving, place koftas in a serving dish pour the curry over them and microwave for two minutes and serve warm.

I made small koftas and got about 12 of them.
Original recipe calls for Chaat masala and Raisins to be added to the koftas but I didn't add them.
If you want to add the raisins, stuff them in the middle when you make the balls.

Sending this to Lataji who wanted us to make a lunch box menu using Microwave for Microwave Easy Cooking event that she is guest hosting this month.

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Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwww... very delicious one.. thanks for sharing !!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so very delicious and perfect for rotis...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

This is commendable, cannot believe you did this whole thing in microwave, amazing yaar :)

nivedita said...

just yummmmmmmmm!!!!!!!

Priya said...

Omg, koftas looks soo marvellous and delicious..

Smitha said...

u r an expert when it comes to cooking in the mw...I just get lost
carrot koftas have come out yum and lovely!....wonderful choice with biryani!
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Nitha said...

delicious kofta curry.. that too with carrots :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Microwaving the koftas sounds so healthy... lovely recipe..
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Suman Singh said...

Sounds easy and to have this with some rotis..simply yum!

divya said...

Wow! that looks very inviting and totally yum!

Spice Lover said...

Healthy recipe .. Kofthas look yummy


SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so healthy and delicious !! goes well with rotis !!

Uma said...

nice dish.

lata raja said...

such a welcome side dish to the lunch box. I have tried khadi pakoras in the mw and they also held really well. Thanks Valli for these lovely entries!

Prathibha said...

I never attempted much cooking in MW,but if u serve these one can hardly make out that it is cooked in MW..looks really yummy,delicious and perfect..

Ambreen said...

What a great idea ... sounds very interesting. Looks so good! I've shared few awards with you. Please accept these :)

Usha said...

Kofta in the microwave, what a cool idea. Looks delicious, I would love to give this a try...

mads said...

woow! Too gud.vry healthy recipe,koftas without deepfryng wat an idea!requires vry little oil.I tried nd it came delicious.thank you

ammu said...

hi valli,
could u pls tell me whether this kofta can be made in the microwave with lauki?

Srivalli said...

Ammu, I haven't made koftas using lauki but I guess you can make it the same way as carrots.

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