How to make Shaam Savera -

Spinach koftas cooked in tomato gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Shaam Savera

Shaam Savera Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shaam Savera Recipe

  • Spinach 5 bunches

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 65 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + to deep fry

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 10-12 cloves

  • Green chilli finely chopped 6-7

  • Gram flour (besan) 4 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1/4 cup

  • Makhani gravy

  • Tomato roughly chopped 18 large

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom 12

  • Mace 1/2 blade

  • Garlic chopped 20 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder (deghi mirch) 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Butter 1/2 cup

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (methi) roasted and powdered 2 teaspoons

  • Honey 3 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream 8 tablespoons


Step 1

Trim the spinach leaves and blanch them in eight cups of boiling water for two to three minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Squeeze out the excess water, cool and chop finely. Transfer into a deep bowl.

Step 2

In another bowl mash the paneer with a little salt and a pinch of green cardamom powder. Divide into eight equal portions and roll into balls.

Step 3

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non stick shallow pan, add the cumin seeds, garlic and green chillies and sauté. Add the gram flour and continue to sauté for one to two minutes. Add the turmeric powder and stir. Add the spinach and salt sauté, stirring continuously, until the mixture is dry and begins to leave the sides of the pan. Set aside to cool. Divide into eight equal portions.

Step 4

For the makhni gravy puree the tomatoes till smooth. Heat the oil in a deep non stick pan. Add the cardamoms and mace and sauté for one minute or till fragrant. Add the garlic and sauté for one minute.

Step 5

Add the tomato puree and salt and mix well. Add the red chilli powder and cook for fifteen minutes or till the raw flavour of tomatoes disappear. Add the butter and cook for some more time.

Step 6

Take each spinach portion, flatten it on your palm and place a paneer ball in the center. Gather the edges and shape into a ball.

Step 7

Spread the cornstarch in a plate and rolls the stuffed spinach balls in it. Shake off the excess. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Gently slide in the stuffed spinach balls, two at a time, and deep fry on low heat for two to three minutes or till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Add the dried fenugreek leaves and honey to the gravy. Stir and cook for five minutes more. Add the cream and cook for two minutes more.

Step 8

Pour the makhni gravy into a serving bowl, halve the koftas and place on the gravy and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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