Wednesday, February 5, 2020

LOTUS ROOT KOFTAS / BEA JA KOFTA


Try out these delicious lotus root koftas from the Sindhi Cuisine. They are easy to make and can be relished with rotis.
This recipe is part of the A-Z Recipe Challenge wherein we bloggers come together and choose  key ingredients alphabetically to make and post a dish every month. The alphabet of the month is L and I chose to make Lotus Root Koftas.

Ingredients:
Lotus root .. 1 large piece (1 &1/2 cups of thin slices boiled)
Onions ...... 2 medium sized (1 & 1/2 cups sliced)
Tomatoes ... 2
Potato ........ 1 (boiled)
Ginger ..... 1" piece (grated)
Garlic ..... 1 tbsp (crushed)
Green chillies ... 2 (finely chopped)
Bread crumbs ... 2 tsps or as required
Salt ................. to taste
Coriander powder .. 2 tsps
Cumin powder ....... 2 tsps
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves .... handful
Oil .................. as needed for cooking and frying the koftas

Method:
1. Heat 2 tbsps of oil and add the onions. Fry them to a golden brown colour.
2. Add tomato, 1 green chilli, ginger and garlic. Add a cup of water and simmer.
3. Grind it with hand blender after it is cooled. Set aside.
4. Now grind the boiled lotus root, green chilli and some coriander leaves to a coarse texture using a chopper.
5. Mash the boiled potato. Remove the lotus root mixture in the same plate.
6. Add little salt, chilli powder, half of the cumin and coriander powders saving the rest for the gravy.
7. Next add about 2 tsps of bread crumbs for binding.
8. Mix everything well. Make round koftas from this mixture.
9. Heat the oil and fry them. Remove on a kitchen tissue.
10. Now take a pan and add about 1 tbsp of oil.
11. Add the remaining masalas to it and stir on low flame.
12. Stir in the ground onion paste and add little salt.
13. Add about one and half cups of water for the gravy.
14. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
15. Before serving place the koftas in a dish and pour the hot gravy on them.
16. Garnish with coriander leaves.
17. This pairs well with rotis ...

See the recipe video 




32 comments:

  1. Wow! What an ingredient to choose for this month... The koftas and the curry looks really interesting, and full of flavors...

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  2. Shobaji, lotus root kofta sounds delicious and interesting. Koftas are always my choice and so this one will also be. Would love to eat this with Phulka or chappathi.

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  3. What an innovative recipe! We use lotus stem mostly in Puli Kozhambu or in Indo-Chinese dishes, but I must say I have never had it in the form of koftas!

    The koftas look so delicious and inviting.

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  4. I love koftas but never tasted lotus root ones. It's one vegetable quite hard to get here. I love the spices you have used to make the koftas.

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    1. Thanks Mina.. You may find this in Japanese and Chinese stores. I Brazil that is the place we would get lotus root

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  5. I have not used lotus root much but your kababs are super tempting me to rush out and get a hold of lotus roots just to make these! With all the aromatics and spices, I am sure this curry must be super delicious, be it with rice or rotis! Beautiful share dear <3

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  6. Making koftas from lotus root is so innovative di ! Both the koftas and the curry looks very inviting. Perfct pair with some hot phulka.

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  7. I have never used lotus root in my cooking and would love to incorporate it. Loving this koftas.

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    1. Must try if you find some .. you can use them in many ways.

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  8. Its really unfortunate that I don't get lotus stem in Mombasa. There are so many wonderful recipes using lotus stem. Making lotus root kofta curry is an awesome idea. Looks very tempting.

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    1. Mayuri try some Chines and Japanese stores over there. In Brazil that's where I use to get them

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  9. I love lotus root preparations but can't make much as it is hard to get here. Will love to have this spicy kofta curry with hot hot chapatis!!Looks so inviting!!

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    1. True dear.. try some Chinese or Japanese stores. They also sell

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  10. We called it beh, my mom made koftas slightly different from your style but I love this version of koftas from it. This koftas looks so inviting.. beautiful color too !

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    1. There is a lot of similarity in Sindhi and Punjabi food.. Glad you liked my version.

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  11. Never tried lotus root but your kofta looks so good. Love your video.

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  12. So innovative and well explained recipe. Lotus root kofta sounds absolutely delicious. I am sure koftas taste great with or without gravy both. Loved the colour.

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    1. Thanks Sujata ..as a snack you can flatten them a bit and shallow fry them.

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  13. These koftas look really delicious, I would love to try them one day.I hope to source this ingredient.

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    1. Thanks Nayna . Try at Chinese and Japanese stores. You might find them.

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  14. Lotus root koftas ! Never tried this one, it looks so inviting. Wish I could get this near my place, bookmarking it to try once I get the lotus roots.

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    1. Thanks Paarul.. when you find them check out more recipes here. I have so many variations.

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  15. Koftas with lotus root sounds interesting and a delicious way to enjoy this ingredient. I would love to have this kofta curry with naan.

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  16. Loved the recipe and a great side main course veg with parathas or phulkas. The Koftas look amazing. I have eaten just a simple stir fry with Lotus Roots but Koftas are something I am yet to try.

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