Jul 4, 2013

Aloo palak Kofta (Potato And Spinach Dumplings)

Aloo Palak Kofta or Potato spinach dumplings This recipe I was inspired by most popular German potato dumplings. In German cuisine this potato dumplings are made with mashed potato stuffed with meat and served with bread or meat. Some times they make this potato dumplings as a dessert where the mashed potato is stuffed with fruits. Here I have changed that typical German potato dumplings in to Indian flavor and in German cuisine they are simmered in a soup or in plain boiling water, Here I deep fried them
kofta 1                                                                                When I choose this theme for BM I don't have any idea what to make. Only one thing I got in my mind is masala vada pulusu or urundai kuzhambu. I made it for my first day post then for next day post I googled a lot and landed in this German dumplings recipe. But hubby doesn't like boiled potato, then I decided to deep fry those potato dumplings with Indian flavors in it. when I tasted them.. aloo kofta!!! ha haa finely I made aloo koftas. Try to make some thing different and landed in aloo koftas ?!!.. I didn't add any bread crumbs or bread to this potato mixture for binding. For a difference I have added 2 tab sp of gulab jamoon mix, that gave a good color and a small different taste. So lets check how I made them.. I know most of the people like potato in their meal because of that potato is a universal vegetable.
Potato  ----  2 big boiled and mashed
Onion  --- 1 big finely chopped
Green chillies  --- 3 finely chopped
Spinach leaves  --- 1 cup finely chopped
Coriander leaves  --- 1 tab sp finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste  --- 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder  --- 1/2 tea sp
coriander powder  --- 1/2 tea sp
Chat masala --- 1 tea sp
Garam masala  --- 1/4 tea sp
Instant gulab jamoon mix  ----  2 tab sp
Oil for deep frying

1. Heat 1 tea sp oil in a pan add chopped onion and fry till golden.
2. Take mashed potato, fried onion, chopped green chilies, chopped spinach, chopped coriander leaves, and all other ingredients except oil.
3. Mix well with your hands to combine every thing and make a dough like consistency.
4. Divide this potato dough in to golf ball size portions and give any shape you like.
5. Deep fry this potato dumplings in hot oil till golden remove.
Serve hot with tomato sauce.
This is my second post for Blogging Marathon 30th edition under Dallying With Dumplings theme let's check other BM members recipes here



Priya Suresh said...

Super crispy,highly irresistible kofta, would mind finish that plate.

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting dear

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and mouthwatering koftas. Excellent preparation.

Padmajha said...

The first click looks so inviting Padma. Nice idea to add gulab jamun mix.These koftas look perfect!

cookingwithsapana said...

Wow ! Looks so yummy and addition of spinach is a healthy choice.

Srivalli said...

I am sure everybody would love this koftas, didn't make any gravy for this?..and how did you manage to take just 2 tbsp of gulab jamun mix, what happ to the rest..:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow Padma. They look absolutely delicious. Love to have a bite..

Pavani said...

Those koftas look crispy and delicious.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Padma, The koftas are looking delicious! Very crispy and love the color. I like the idea of adding gulab jamun mix powder.

Chef Mireille said...

koftas look so nice and crispy

Aps Kitchen said...

Crispy and Irresistible :)