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Nargisi Paneer Kofta

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by shivachoubey, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. shivachoubey

    shivachoubey IL Hall of Fame

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    Its amazing how we can derive inspiration from flowers and make a dish. The word nargisi comes from the flower Nargis also known as Narcissus poeticus. Mythology has it that this flower sprang up when Narcissus (the beautiful man who fell in love with himself) died. No wonder the flower holds attraction and is extremely beautiful to look at. The urdu poets usually compared beautiful eyes with Nargis flower.

    The koftas are called nargisi because they are shaped to appear like a Nargis flower. The soft yellow surrounded by white.

    Now as the whole family is making a shift towards less oil food habits my MIL decided to make this dish. She has been cooking a deep fried version of this dish all her life and when she made this she said "I never knew it could taste so good with so little oil".

    This is an elaborate and beautiful dish, comes very handy when you are preparing a party meal. We tend to put in lots of fat to feed our visitors, then we eat left overs (which are always there). In short we end up eating the oil and fat ourselves.

    Ingredients for The Koftas :

    1. Paneer 200 gms

    2. Corn Flour 1 tsp

    3. Turmeric 1 pinch - Just to give the color.

    4. 1 tsp oil.

    Procedure to make Koftas :

    1. Mash Paneer nicely and then add corn flour.

    2. Knead it well to make a dough.

    3. Now take little quantity of this paneer aside and mix turmeric to give it yellow color.

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    4. Make yellow balls and keep aside.

    5. Now flatten white paneer in your palm and put the yellow ball inside the white one. Cover the yellow portion nicely with the white one and give a diamond shape.

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    6. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, arrange the kofta balls and cover the lid to let them cook. After 2 -3 minutes flip the side.

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    7. Grill them nicely on both sides.

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    8. Now cut the koftas from middle so that the yellow part shows just like the Nargis flower. Soft yellow surrounded by beautiful white.

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    Ingredients for the Gravy:

    1. 2 Onions.

    2. 3 tomatoes, ginger and chilies.

    3. 1/2 tsp Turmeric.

    4. 2 tsp coriander powder.

    5. 1/2 tsp red chili powder.

    6.1/4 tsp clove-cinnamon powder.

    7. 1/2 tsp Garam Masala.

    8. Milk 1 small bowl or 1/2 cup.

    9. Oil 2 tsp.

    10. Salt to taste.

    Procedure :

    1. Grind Onions and make a paste.

    2. Grind ginger, tomatoes and chili together to make a puree.

    3. Heat oil in pan and add onion paste. Stir nicely and add let them turn brown. Add turmeric and coriander powder and mix well.

    4. Add tomato gravy and let it cook till it changes color and thickens.

    5. Add milk and let it boil.

    6. Add clove- cinnamon powder and garam masala and salt.

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    7. Add the koftas and let it simmer for 3 minutes so that the gravy seeps inside the kofta.

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    Remember, add koftas before serving.

    8. Garnish with green coriander leaves and serve hot. Enjoy!!!

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    Recipe credit, preparation and presentation goes to MIL.
     
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  2. Deepthik

    Deepthik New IL'ite

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    Hi Shiva,

    Paneer is my favourite one in Veg dishes... The dish you prepared is really mouth watering and want to eat immediatly :)

    Now, I am in search of free time to prepare this dish and eat..

    Thanks alot for sharing a wonderful paneer recipe..
     
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    Shiva..this dish looks very yummy..the other day i made the creamy spinach dish it was umm..my DH loved it...now im goin to try this..thanks a lot for sharing..Deepthi
     
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    Glad you liked the recipe. My mother in law had prepared this and it tasted just yummmmm.

    Do let me know how it turned out.

    Have a great day ahead.

    regards

    Shiva
     
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    Thanks for liking the recipe. It does not only looks good it tastes damn good too.

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    Have a great day ahead.

    regards

    Shiva
     
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    AkilaMani Local Champion Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Shiva,

    That looks delicious :) I have never made koftas, but I will definetly try this one. Thanks for sharing.

    Akila
     
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    Shiva (chweety) and not Choubey!!!!!!!!!!!:)
    I loved this recipe and want to try it out shortly. Actually me and my DD love paneer koftas and sincerely, i loved only this version of the recipe of all becos it is less spicy - the jain kind. would love to have even the malai kofta recipe.

    i think i have great deals to learn from you.

    gr8 going re!
     
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    Thanks for posting wonderful recipes. I am going to make it soon. Say hello to MIL for giving us a wonderful recipe.

    Good day!!!!!!
     
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    Oh it tastes good too. Do let me know how it came out.

    Glad you liked it.

    Have a great day ahead.

    regards

    Shiva
     
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    Chweety is so sweet. I like the name Shiva Cheweety.

    Yeh my mom in law make amazing food with less spices, she is famous for making finger licking food. This is her recipe.

    Do let me know Soldier how it turned out.

    And yes dear you can surely afford to eat malai in the malai kofta :).

    Thanks for liking the recipe, give my regards to your daughter.

    Have a great day ahead.

    regards

    Shiva
     

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