Soya Kofta Curry


In today’s post I’ll be sharing with y’all another proteinacious vegetarian dish comprising Soya granules as the main ingredient. For most of the people Soya chunks or granules are favorite because of their meaty flavor & bite. Same applies for me too.  Soya Kofta Curry

Soya chunks resemble with small meaty bites whereas Soya granules have got resemblance with Mutton mince. Isn’t it? I thought when Soya granules are like mutton mince I can have it in dishes similar to mutton-mince dishes like kofta, kebabs etc.

I have already had Soya granules in Soya Cutlets but this time I tried Soya Kofta balls in rich spice-clad gravy like Curry dish i.e. Soya Kofta Curry. Soya Kofta balls can also be eaten as snacks to accompany your tea. You already know; for making kofta balls with Soya granules, you will necessarily require a binding material and here for Soya Kofta balls I have used two binding materials i.e. Corn-flour and Potato unlike Soya cutlets. Because they are required to be fried and then soaked in gravy, & without binding material like boiled potato they would have certainly gone disintegrated while frying. But due to the presence of two complementing binding materials in combination of other spices and fresh flavoring ingredients kofta balls came out well in shape and truly delicious.Soya Kofta Curry

Soya Kofta balls in blend with the gravy tastes delightful. It tastes good with both breads (rotis or naans) and rice (or Pulao-s).

Let’s get on to the recipe to have a note of the recipe of delicious vegetarian proteinacous Soya Kofta Curry-

Recipe-

Time Taken- For Preparation-15-20 min

                       For Cooking- 45 min

Servings- 45 /Yield- 10-12 kofta balls with gravy

Category- Curry (side dish of Main Course)

Ingredients

For Soya kofta balls

Soya Granules- 1 cup

Potato- 1 large (boiled)

Corn flour- 3½ -4 tbsp

Roasted Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp (crushed or coarse Powder)

Red chilli Powder- 1/8 tsp

Garam Masala Powder- ¼ tsp

Green chilli- 3 (finely chopped)

Cilantro/Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp (roughly chopped)

Salt- to taste

Oil- for frying

For Gravy

Onion Paste- 1cup

Ginger Paste- of 1½ inch ginger

Garlic Paste- of 8 cloves

Fresh Tomato Puree- 1½ cups

Coriander Powder- 2 generous tsp

Red chilli Powder- 2 generous tsp

Turmeric- ¼ tsp

Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp

Fresh Cream- 1 tbsp

Kasuri Methi (Dry Fenugreek leaves) – 1½ tsp

Water- 2 cups

Salt- to taste

Oil- 1tbsp

Steps to follow-

  1. Boil water in a deep pan, add in Soya granules & let it cook for 2-3 mins with a pinch of salt. You’ll find granules have doubled up in size. Strain and drain away excess water. Squeeze max possible water out of granules pressing them with hands.
  2. Now take all the ingredients mentioned under “For Soya Kofta Balls” in a large deep bowl. Mix them well and prepare dough like mixture (if you feel the dough is still not pliable add some more corn-flour).Soya Kofta Curry
  3. Divide this mixture in equal portions and shape them like ping-pong balls (keep these balls small).Soya Kofta Curry
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan to shallow/deep fry these kofta balls until they turn golden brown. Drain on a kitchen towel.Fried Soya kofta balls
  5. Now it’s turn for gravy; heat oil in a deep vessel, add onion paste and sauté it till it starts turning light brown and becomes dry.Soya Kofta Curry
  6. Add in ginger & garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes off.Soya Kofta Curry
  7. Now put in tomato puree followed by powdered spices and stir cook until spices are done and raw smell goes off.Soya Kofta Curry
  8. Add fresh cream & Kasuri Methi and stir cook for 1-2 min.
  9. Pour in 2 cups of water along with salt and let it cook lid closed till gravy thickens to desired consistency.Soya Kofta Curry
  10. Add in prepared soya kofta balls and let it simmer just for 1-2 min.Soya Kofta Curry
  11. Serve hot garnished with cream and coriander leaves.Soya Kofta Curry
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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent recipe, looks and sounds scrumptious 🙂

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you so much Dimple 🙂

  2. Yum yum:).
    It is my lunch time here and am so hungry.
    This looks so delish and beautiful. Awesome killer recipe Shobhnaa. Thanks for sharing. Have to make it. Will let u know when I try 🙂

    1. shobhnaa says:

      ooh wow, such a great appreciating comment you gave….thank you soooo much for these wonderful words.
      I would love to hear from you 🙂

      1. shobhnaa says:

        Yeah sure…..always feel free to reblog.

  3. Reblogged this on simplyvegetarian777 and commented:
    A lovely soy kofta curry from Shobhnaa of Femmehaven. Enjoy!

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you….it’s so nice of you.

  4. aryana0821 says:

    Love it shobhaa ….LOOKS yummy and delicious 🙂

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you and thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed visiting here.

  5. sujata kamble says:

    simply easy with high proteins

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you Sujata 🙂

  6. chefdivya says:

    Great and easy recipe…

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you so much… and delicious tasting too 🙂

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