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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Zucchini 'non fried' Kofta Curry

Since the time I got my new 'Appe' pan from India....all I can think is...what other than 'appe' can I make in this pan??? This, morning I had planned to make Zucchini Kofta Curry for lunch. Since we are skimping on oil, it suddenly clicked....I can make Koftas in the Appe pan!! Super Idea..isn't it?

They came out gorgeous....perfect round shape and were made in few minutes and I would say ..about 16 of them were done in 2-3 tsp oil! If I were to fry these..you can guess how much oil it would have taken!!

Zucchini Koftas:
1 Cup grated Zucchini, water squeezed out
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup Besan
3tsp Corn flour
1tsp ginger-garlic paste
1tsp sesame seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp Red chili powder
1/2tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp Baking soda
some water
2-3 tsp oil

2 Finely chopped onions
1/2 cup Crushed tomatoes
2tsp ginger garlic paste
2tsp Kitchen King masala
1tsp red chili powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp shah jeera
1/2tsp sugar
2 tsp oil
few cloves, black pepper corns, bay leaf

1) Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add the cloves, black pepper, shah jeera, bay leaves. Add the onions and fry till translucent. Add the ginger -garlic paste, crushed tomatoes and fry for few minutes.Add the rest of the spices and water and bring to a boil.
2) Mix the ingredients for the koftas. Add little water to make batter, which is not too thin.
3) Add few drops of oil to each well in the Appe pan.Add spoonful of batter.Cover with lid.
4) Turn the appe once they are golden on one side. Cook for 1 min on other side.
5) Add the Koftas to the curry,bring to a boil, add chopped cilantro and serve hot along with Chapati/Roti or Rice