Kofta Curry is a delicious dish that is a specialty of Northern India. Coconut Kofta Curry, commonly known as Nariyal ke kofte in Hindi is a very delicious and appetizing dish which is a speciality delicacy from North Indian cuisine. The coconut balls are fried/ baked or pan fried before adding into the yummy gravy. The fried coconut koftas can also be served as an appetizer or starter for parties. The taste of the coconut kofta curry is exceptionally unique from other kofta gravies.
The sweetness from the coconut, tanginess from tomato and spices together blends well and delights your taste buds. The nariyal ka koftas tastes extremely exotic as it brings together an awesome sweet and nutty flavor combining freshly grated coconut and dry coconut cooked in coconut milk and spices. This makes the dish truly divine to taste, exceptionally flavorful and alluring to eat. Coconut is a wonder and natual food from the state of Kerala. It is considered as a sacred fruit and holds a very high place in all religious ceremonies. Apart from this, coconut is extensively used in most dishes in southern India and is the considered the perfect diet as it contains all essential nutrients needed by human body.
Recipe: Nariyal ke Kofte – Coconut Kofta Curry
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Shahi jeera - 1 tsp
- Onions, finely chopped - 1 no
- Salt - to taste
- Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
- Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
- Tomato puree - ½ cup
- Chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander powder - 2 tsp
- Coconut powder (dry) - 1 tsp
- Grated coconut (without skin) - ½ cup
- Chickpea flour (besan) - 2 tbsp
- Coconut milk - ¼ cup
- Coriander leaves, chopped - 1 bunch
- For the gravy: Heat oil in a pan and when it gets hot, add shahi jeera, onions, salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, tomato puree, chilli powder, coriander powder, coconut powder dry and mix thoroughly. Let it cook for 5 minutes over slow flame.
- For the koftas: In a bowl, add grated coconut (without skin), chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric and mix.
- For binding, add besan flour and mix well. Add little water and mix. Make oval shape koftas and keep aside.
- Check the gravy and when it becomes thick, add little water and allow boiling.
- Deep fry the koftas in hot oil until golden brown, remove and keep aside.
- Add coconut milk in the gravy mixture and mix.
- Add koftas just before serving and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Coconut is an integral part of the Kerala culture. They also feature in the local cuisine of the state with their mouth-watering delicacies prepared using coconuts. Many of the recipes are prepared in coconut oil. Some use the milk of the fruit and others use the flesh of the fruit. Coconut in Kerala is used in various forms. Some of the well-known dishes are coconut chutney or freshly ground coconut is added to a variety of veg and non-vegetarian dishes.
Exotic seafood delicacies like fish moilee, coconut crusted jumbo prawns etc are prepared either in coconut milk or added with grated coconut meat. Coconut meat is a super food and is labeled as the king of foods in some parts of the world because it provides optimal nutrition, promotes, sustains and restores health. Coconut meat from mature coconuts is white, much harder and has a slightly sweet and nutty taste. As the coconut matures, the meat’s fibre and oil increase as well.
This level of fibre and oil give the mature meat a healthy probiotic quality that is beneficial for the digestive system. It helps to feed the good bacteria in the intestines and is a powerful germ fighter. Coconut meat is high in fiber, rich in proteins. Coconut meat contains lauric acid, which helps fight bacteria from intestinal parasites and wards off countless infections ranging from HIV to the common cold. Do try this recipe and acquire authentic taste of coconut cooked with an amazing twist in taste.
Kofta is a very popular savory dish from the north Indian cuisine, rich in taste and aroma, often made during festivity, celebrations or special occasion. There are a variety of kofta gravies that one can prepare. Kofta is actually a Middle Eastern, South Asian and Balkan dish often prepared with meatball or meatloaf. It is the simplest form of meat which is minced or ground meat. I love preparing yummy and delicious recipes with a variation. I also feel delighted sharing this recipe so that you would also be inspired in making this exotic and yummy kofta recipe and surprise your family and friends with joy. If at all I have not mentioned any of your favorite recipes then you could always click on at: www.vahrehvah.com My rating: 4 stars: ★★★★☆ 1 review(s) You could always reach me at my below links:
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