The last week has been quite on the blog but not so quite on other fronts. For one it was the week of spring break and the week of ICC- world cup...!! first the anticipations of the semi-finals and finals then the nail biting matches...followed by the celebrations and the euphoria. Early mornings, endless supply of chai, screaming and clapping, multiple breakfasts, lunch and a wonderful time with family and friends. It was a great spring break...can't ask for more!! Team India rocks !!
Today's special is - paneer kofta. It goes great with saffron rice or some hot naan. Love the flavors of the curry...hope u enjoy it as much as we did ....
For the paneer kofta:
1 cup - home made paneer (coming soon on the blog)
3/4 cup - boiled mashed potatoes
1/2 tsp - cumin seed
1/2 tsp - red chili powder.
small bunch cilantro finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
Mash the paneer with the boiled potatoes and mix all the ingredients. Roll with a light hand into round shapes and deep fry. Keep aside.
For the curry :
1-2 green chilli
1/2 inch ginger root
2 tsp garam masala
1/4 th tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1-2tbsp cream or 2-3 tbsp half n half
2 tbsp cashew paste ( soak 2 tbsp cashew nut in water for 3-4 hrs, grind into fine paste)
handful of blanched almonds
cilantro for garnish
Wet grind onion, tomato, ginger and green chili into fine paste. In a pan heat oil and add the onion-tomato paste and roast till it leaves oil, add the garam masala, turmeric, salt, cashew paste and some water bring to boil. add the cream and the fried kofta.
Garnish with blanched almonds and cilantro serve hot with some butter naan and you have a best seller on your hands :) enjoy!!