Rajma Kofta In Milk And Poppy Seed Gravy Recipe

Koftas are traditional Indian recipes mostly well done by the vegetarians. A peculiar variation is the key for making interesting koftas and this Rajma Kofta In Milk And Poppy Seed Gravy Recipe uses cooked rajma paste instead of regular besan, lentils etc as the basic ingredient to make the yummy kofta balls for shallow frying in paniyaram pan. Once fried those can be served as an appetizer but I have cooked a special gravy with milk and poppy seeds paste to make this recipe a delightful vegetarian side dish which can be served with various flatbreads or rice recipes.  Rajma (Large Kidney Beans), Cashew nuts, Sultana Raisins, Asafoetida (hing), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Gram flour (besan), Red Chilli powder, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Ghee, Poppy seeds, Fresh cream, Milk, Garam masala powder, Water, Salt, Saffron strands   1/2 cup Rajma (Large Kidney Beans) 1/4 cup Cashew nuts 2 tablespoons Sultana Raisins 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan) 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 2 teaspoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped 2 teaspoons Ghee 3 teaspoons Poppy seeds , ground to paste 1 teaspoons Fresh cream 1/2 cup Milk 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder Water , as required Salt , to taste Saffron strands , a few to garnish     20   30     To begin making Rajma Kofta In Milk And Poppy Seed Gravy Recipe, prepare the koftas first. Remember to first soak the rajma overnight and pressure cook with salt until the rajma is cooked and softened.Blend the boiled rajma, besan, cashew, raisins, chilli powder, hing, coriander leaves and salt in a food processor. Check for seasoning and adjust. Spread this mashed spiced rajma on a thali or a large plate. Make small round balls of rajma kofta with your palm.Heat a frying pan with half ghee and fry the kofta balls for about 10 minutes. Set aside.What you can also do is, heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan, drop in a few drops of oil into each cavity and put in these balls into each cavity. Once browned on the bottom, you can rotate the kofta balls and brown them evenly from the other side as well. This is a healthier way to prepare koftas instead of deep frying them in traditional way.Take a kadai and heat ghee, add cumin and allow to sizzle.Once sizzling, add in milk, cream, poppy seed paste and garam masala powder. Add salt and stir. Add water only if needed.Cook till the mixture comes to one boil and add the koftas and Switch off heat after half a minute. Serve with your favourite garnish like saffron or coriander leaves.Serve Rajma Kofta In Milk And Poppy Seed Gravy Recipe along with Saffron Pilaf Recipe (Kesar Pulao) and Pudina Tawa Paratha Recipe for lunch or dinner with Green Moong Sprout Salad With Capsicum And Carrots to complete the meal.