How to make Kofta Noor Jahani -

vegetable koftas cooked in a delicious gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes, Paneer (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kofta Noor Jahani

Kofta Noor Jahani 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 : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kofta Noor Jahani Recipe

  • Potatoes 1 large

  • Paneer 100 grams

  • Green chillies 2

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Ginger 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Onions 3 large

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoons

  • Carrots 2 medium

  • Raisins 1/4 cup

  • Oil 3 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut paste 3/4 cup

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Boil, cool, peel and grate potatoes. Mash paneer, add to boiled potatoes. Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies. Peel, wash and grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Peel, wash and quarter onions. Boil them in half a cup of water. Cool and grind to a fine paste. Add finely chopped green chillies, salt and cornstarch to potato-paneer mixture. Mix properly and make into small balls. Peel, wash and boil carrots. Cool and grate them.

Step 2

Wash raisins and pat them dry. Add raisins to boiled carrots and mix. Stuff a little of this into the potato-paneer balls and roll it into a kofta shape. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the koftas till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.

Step 3

For the gravy, heat three tablespoons of oil in a kadai. Add boiled onion paste. Sauté till onions are a little pink. Add ginger-garlic paste and continue to sauté. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Cook for a two to three minutes. Add cashewnut paste and sauté stirring continuously so that it does not stick to the bottom. Add one cup of water and let it cook on low heat for about ten minutes. Add salt and garam masala powder and mix. Add the fried koftas to the gravy. Finish with fresh cream and serve hot.

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