Today you will get a recipe from me which may not be one for daily use but rather for special occasions, as it takes some effort in preparing. It is however so tasty that you may end up preparing it more often than you thought!
Gobi ke Kofte – Cabbage-Cauliflower-Balls in Tomato Gravy
Balls similar to dumplings but made from cabbage and cauliflower in a creamy and delicious gravy!
How long does it take to prepare Gobi ke Kofte?
550 g Cabbage
300 g Cauliflower
230 g Chickpea Flour
500 ml Water
2 ½ kg Tomatoes
200 ml Cream
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
a small Piece of fresh Ginger
Oil for deep-frying
Salt according to Taste
How to prepare Gobi ke Kofte
Start the preparations by washing the tomatoes and the cauliflower. Remove the outermost leaf of the cabbage and wash the cabbage. Grate the cabbage and the cauliflower into small pieces. Place the tomatoes into a blender and make puree out of them. Peel the ginger and cut it into tiny pieces.
Mix the cabbage and cauliflower with the chickpea flour and the water to a nice paste. Sprinkle some salt on top and mix it well. It should be slightly liquid.
Now you need to heat up oil for deep-frying in a pot or wok. Once the oil is properly hot, you can dip your hand into your cabbage-cauliflower-dough and take out a hand full of it. Drip about half of it slowly into the oil. Repeat this until there are several balls in the oil. Deep-fry these balls while carefully turning them from time to time so that they can get done well. After about two minutes, they will be golden and ready for you to take them out. Place them into a bowl on the side.
Now take a wok and heat up the oil in it. Once hot, you can add cumin, garam masala, coriander, turmeric and the fresh ginger pieces into the oil. Stir gently so that the spices don’t burn but get roasted well. Once they have spread their delicious aroma in your kitchen, you can add the tomato puree into the pot and mix it well with the spices. Let it get hot and when it is, add the cream into the pot as well. Stir and let the cream get hot, too. Finally, add the cabbage and cauliflower balls and gently mix everything once more.
Once everything is hot, you can switch off the stove and serve your dish while it is still hot!
Enjoy your meal!