Aug 3, 2013

Shahi Kofta Pulao (meatless)

Meatless dishes is my theme for first week in this month BM. Meatless dishes means we have to give a twist with a vegetarian ingredient to a popular meat dish. When I choose this theme first I think about Awadhi cuisine because Awadhi cuisine has a lot of meat recipes. I wanted to try a recipe with Kofta because koftas are normally made with minced meat. I find this Shahi kofta pulao different, normaly we add koftas in to a gravy or we serve them like a starter, but in this recipe koftas are mixed with rice. In the original recipe koftas are made with chicken mince. I changed this chicken mince balls in to vegetarian. So let's check this meat balls recipe in to meatless dish.
veg kofta pulao Shahi murgh kofta pulao from Sanjeevkapoor
Rice  ---  1 and half cup
Soya chunks (granules) -- 200 gms
Garam masala  --- 1/2 tea sp
Red chilli powder  --- 1/4 tea sp
Raisins  ---  30
Cashewnuts --- 20 droken in to small pieces
Ginger ----  1/2 tea sp chopped
Maida  ---  1 tab sp
Bread crumbs  ---  2 tab sp
Fresh coriander leaves ---  2 tab sp chopped
Salt to taste
Oil  for deep frying the koftas
Ghee  ---- 2 tab sp
Cardamom --  4
Cinamon  ---  1 inch stick broken
Cloves  ---  5
Onion ----  1 big sliced
Ginger garlic paste  --- 1 tea sp
Cococnut milk  --- 1 cup
Water  ----  2 cups

1.  Take 3 cups of water in a pan add  a pinch of salt  bring to a full boil then add soya granules and cook for 10 minutes,
2. Strain the water and pour some cold water and leave it a side, after ten minutes squeeze the water from soya granules, make it sure you have to squeeze all the water from the granules.
3. Take soya granules in a blender jar and run the blender for few seconds to make a course paste of the soya granules.
4. Take the soya granule paste in to a bowl add red chilli powder, salt to taste, garam masala, maida, chopped ginger, chopped coriander leaves, bread crumbs mix all these ingredients well to combine every thing.
5. Make small balls out of this mixture, flat the ball, stuff with two raisins and cashew pieces again roll it in to a ball.
6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and fry this balls till you get a nice brown color remove and set a side.
7. Wash rice, add 2 cups of water and set a side.
8. Heat ghee in a pan add cloves, cinamon, cardamom let them crackle then add onion slices and fry till onion turn in to soft.
9. Add ginger garlic paste fry for a while then add coconut milk, rice which is soaked in 2 cups of water (with water), salt to taste mix well cover and cook in a low heat till done.
10. Just before remove from heat add fried koftas to the pulao mix gently, cover and leave it on a low heat for 2 seconds and switch off the heat.
Let it sit for a while then serve hot with onion raita.
This is my first post for Blogging Marathon 31 st edition under Meatless Dishes theme let's check other BM members recipes here


Unknown said...

yummy and meatless am going to search what to do for next week

Srivalli said...

Awesome dish Padma, sounds very interesting..I have never made koftas with rice, though I have them on my look so inviting..

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, the plate is just inviting me to finish it rite now, wat a flavourful pulao Rekha.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow you have certainly made this shahi !! I think there is a typo in the heading "a" is missing Padma..Hope you will not mind telling me that...

preeti garg said...

Look delicious and tempting

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have never had koftas with rice...Interesting recipe and lovely presentation :)

Denny said...

The koftas look perfect. Can't guess they are meatless and the fried onions on the pulav look so tempting.

Unknown said...

so elegant and so delicious!!!


Padmajha said...

Truly a 'shahi' dish. Looks very inviting Padma.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks awesome. Love to try some...

Pavani said...

Yummy looking rice.. That whole plate is soo tempting!!!

Preetha said...

Yummy rice recipe....

Harini R said...

Looks very rich and tempting!

vaishali sabnani said...

Very very interesting Padma..I know that my son will enjoy this marking...even though I make soya koftas, but adding them to rice great and tempting.