Dal Kofta

Make this vegetarian version of Kofta with this easy recipe using Dal.
Dal Kofta Balls

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.

Dal Kofta Recipe
Photo by avinashbhat

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 Balls

Dal Kofta Recipe

Make this vegetarian version of Kofta with this easy recipe using Dal.
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Course Side Dish, Snacks
Servings 4


  • 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.
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