Chana Dal Kofta Curry

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Grind the chana dal with the cloves, cinnamon stick, aniseeds, ginger and garlic pastes to a paste.
  • Add the finely chopped ingredients with salt to the ground chana dal.
  • Make small balls out of this mixture.
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Gently, lower the balls into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry the balls until lightly browned on either side.
  • Drain on clean and absorbent paper towels and keep aside.
  • Now, prepare the gravy.
  • To do so, heat 2 tbsps.
  • of oil in a pan.
  • Add the cloves, aniseeds and cinnamon stick.
  • Stir-fry for a minute.
  • Toss in the onion and stir-fry until it is lightly browned.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste.
  • Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the masala{spice} powders and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the tomatoes and salt.
  • Mix well and cook on medium flame until the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Now stir in the ground coconut paste.
  • Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add a cup of water.
  • Allow it to boil for 6 minutes.
  • Now, gently add the fried koftas, one by one, and allow this dish to cook on simmer{low flame} for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with corriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rotis or rice.
  • Enjoy!
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