Kofta(s) is a meatball based dish having its origins in Persia (Iran), Greece and parts of the middle-east. In India, they are many variations to this with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian (meat) based options.
The one here will get you started on this dish that can be had as a snack or can further be enhanced by adding them to a spicy curry recipe. In our home, Koftas are a party dish and they are hit with kids too.
Overall Koftas are fun to eat and will definitely bring that comfort-food feeling to an Indian menu.
The Dal Kofta recipe here is a north-Indian based dish and is pretty straightforward to make.
Dal Kofta Recipe
- 2 cups tur dal
- 7 nos green chilles chopped
- 3 tablespoon cumin seeds
- 1 pinch asafotida
- salt to taste
- 3 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
- 4 tablespoon spoon grated coconut
How to make:
- Soak tur dal over night. Then wash it thoroughly.
- Grind it coarsely.
- Then add chopped chilies, coriander leaves, grated coconut and cumin.
- Then make small koftas (balls) with the mixture pressure-cook for 15 minutes.
- Serve hot with rice dishes.