Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gobi kofta pulao

Well, another Thanksgiving treat!

I wanted to prepare these and had bought 2 to 3 gobis. And finally at the end of the week, I prepared when I was left with just 1/2 gobi! Well, just for the 2 of us, we had quite a lot of koftas prepared!
These are cheesy koftas in pulao. The flavor of gobi with mild taste of potatoes mixed with cheesy mozzarella and fried to make the pulao!

You need:
Gobi grated - 1 cup
Mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup
Chick pea (cooked and mashed) - 1/4 cup (or you can use besan flour)
Potatoes (cooked and mashed) - 1/4 cup
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Onions (sauted) - 1/4 cup
Hing powder - a pinch
red chilli powder - 1 to 3 tsp (I used 1 tsp)
Salt to taste

For the Pulao:
Cheesy koftas - 10 to 15
cooked basmati rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium ( shredded)
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Green chillies - 2 to 5 (change to your taste)
Bay leaves - 3
Aniseed - 2
Fennel seeds powdered - 1 tsp
cardomom -4
cloves - 4
butter to saute
Coriander and mint leaves to garnish

For the koftas,
Mix all the ingredients - grated Gobi, mashed potatoes, ground chick pea, garam masala, grated mozzarella, onions (sauted in 1 tsp oil), hing, red chilli powder, and salt.
Make small bite size balls, so they will be easy to have in the pulao. You can make lemon size balls, if you would like to have as a starter! I would say make it little spicy if you plan for a starter. Now, coming back to the recipe,
In a skillet, add little oil and drop the koftas slowly. Make sure to cook all the sides. Cook in medium low flame until golden color. It would take 2 mins to cook the koftas. And now taste one by yourself, as I couldn't resist having one when I was doing! And now one should stop with one!
Keep the koftas aside and prepare pulao.
You can add any desired vegetables you like. I added peas and carrot (1/2 cup) for the pulao. For the detailed method of cooking the pulao, check here.

Now, to the cooked pulao, add the koftas. Saute in medium heat for about 5 mins. Now, the cheesy gobi pulao is ready.
Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve hot with your favorite raita.

Masala Raita

Yogurt - 1 cup
masala (roasted cumin, chilli powder, garam masala) - 1 tsp ( a pinch of each)
onion - 1/4 cup
garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
oil to saute
salt to taste

Grind onion to smooth paste. Heat oil in a skillet, add onion paste and saute till raw taste goes. Then add the garlic paste and saute. Now add the masala powders and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Happy Thanksgiving 2011 to everyone!


  1. yummy pulao!!!!
    Do go through the rules & link it to my Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge if possible!
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

  2. interesting recipe...pulav looks really yumm

  3. Looks so tempting! I like the name of your blog.

  4. Cofta Paluo looks so delicious!!..First time here, Happy to follow you :)

  5. This was yumm !
    thanks for sharing :)
    Lovely blog !!


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