How to make Anari Vegetable Kofta -

Kofta curry with predominant flavour of pomegranate

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Fresh pomegranate pearls (ताज़े अनार के दाने), French beans (फ्रेंच बीन्स)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Anari Vegetable Kofta

Anari Vegetable Kofta Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Anari Vegetable Kofta Recipe

  • Fresh pomegranate pearls 4 tablespoons

  • French beans , finely chopped 10-12

  • Carrot , finely grated 1 large

  • Green peas , boiled ¼ cup

  • Potaotes , boiled, peeled and mashed 2 medium

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) , grated ¼ cup

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Ginger , chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Cornflour (cornstarch) 2 tsps + to roll

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Gravy

  • Onions , roughly chopped and boiled 3 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green chillies , chopped 3

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut-melon seed paste ¼ cup

  • Pomegranate juice 2 cups

  • Garam masala powder ½ teaspoon

  • Cream 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint sprig to garnish


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a deep non-stick pan, add ginger and French beans, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add carrot, salt and green peas and mix crushing the peas slightly. Cover and cook.

Step 2

Take potatoes in a bowl, add cottage cheese, salt, white pepper powder and green cardamom powder and mix. Add the cooked vegetables and mix well. Add cornflour and mix well.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Grease your palms with a little oil and divide the kofta mixture into equal portions. Spread each portion into a round disc on your palm, place some fresh pomegranate pearls in the centre and shape into round koftas.

Step 5

Roll in cornflour, slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

To make gravy, put the boiled onions in a grinder jar and grind.

Step 7

Heat 2 tbsps oil in the same deep non-stick pan, add black cardamom, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon and boiled onion paste, mix and saute till lightly coloured.

Step 8

Add green chillies, white pepper powder and cashewnut-melon seeds (made with 3 parts cashewnuts and 1 part melon seeds), mix and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Add pomegranate juice and mix well till well blended. Add salt, mix, bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 10

Switch off the heat and strain the gravy into a clean bowl. Add fresh cream and mix well.

Step 11

Halve each kofta. Pour the gravy into a serving bowl, arrange the halved kofte over it, garnish with a fresh mint sprig and serve hot.

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