Jun 242012

This recipe fondly reminds me of my first neighbor after coming to US, babhiji, was how my husband and many of his friends called her and I without any hesitation tagged along. It was a whole new world for me and she affectionately used to teach me many North Indian recipes. Even though we moved out of state soon, the memories and sharing of her expertise has taught me many things that I still cherish those six months we were together as neighbors.


My original post’s pictures has become so primitive that I felt a better picture would do justice to this recipe. I am no expert in food photography but implementing new changes in the photos as I learn would enhance not only the recipe but will open up new doors for me to learn and improvise my skills further.

Before Picture:

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After Picture:




Recipe (No changes made from my original post here)


For Koftas:

Cabbage –1 1/2 cups (thinly shredded)

Carrot –1 (thinly shredded)

Potato –1 medium (cooked)

Besan (Channa Dal Flour) –3 Tbsp

Rice Flour –1 Tbsp

Salt –to taste

Turmeric Powder –1/4 tsp

Chilli Powder –1 tsp

Garam masala –1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves –1 Tbsp (finely chopped) — optional

Cashews/Raisins –few —optional

Oil –for frying

For Gravy:

Onion —1 medium

Tomato –2

Green Chillies –2

Ginger-garlic paste –1 1/2Tbsp

Poppy seeds –1 tsp

Cashews –8

Heavy Cream –1/2 cup

Oil –3 Tbsp

Fennel Seeds –1 Tbsp

Turmeric Powder –1/2 tsp

Coriander Powder –1 1/2 tsp

Cumin Powder –1 tsp

Chilli Powder –1 tsp

Garam masala –1/2 tsp

Salt –to taste

Coriander Leaves –3 Tbsp (finely chopped)



1. In a big bowl, combine finely shredded cabbage, carrots, boiled potatoes (without skin), salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander leaves, cashews, raisins, besan, rice flour without water ( Do not add water, after you add salt, the vegetables by itself leaves little water and that is enough to combine everything together). Make small balls and keep aside.

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2. Heat oil for frying, and deep fry the koftas few at a time until golden brown. Keep the koftas in a strainer aside.

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3. To prepare gravy, grind onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste in to a fine paste. In a deep kadai, add 3 Tbsp of oil, fennel seeds and the onion paste. Fry them will till oil starts to ooze out from the sides and the paste starts to turn golden brown.

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4. Blanch tomatoes in hot water and remove skin. Grind blanched tomatoes, poppy seeds, cashews in to a fine paste. Add this to the onion mixture in the kadai. Add turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala. Mix well and let it boil for a minute.

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5. Add heavy cream and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil for few mins until the gravy begins to froth. Add koftas just before serving and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rotis, parathas, naan, kulcha or biryani.

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  18 Responses to “A New Look for Cabbage Koftas in Rich Malai Gravy”

  1. The gravy look so creamy and inviting…

  2. lovely and yummy gravy there, Jayanthi.. loved the pics – esp ones with the cashewnut toppings 🙂 🙂

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  3. Lovely clicks!!!Looks yummy….

  4. Pictures are amazing. They make me wanna try them. Too tempting..

  5. Wow beautiful picture Jayanthi..and yes I love the focus of these pictures..:)

  6. Amazing and irresistible, seriously am loving ur new clicks, they are truly very attractive and more professional than the old ones Jayanthi.

  7. super..lovely koftas and delicious gravy…the new clicks are awsum…since u posted the old ones too…one can really compare..amazing!

  8. Love the Koftas. Looking very delicious.

  9. photos are much improved and great color

  10. wow…such a creamy and delicious kofta curry, a must try one!! your updated pics were truly tempting…love it!!
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  11. Kofthas look perfect and the clicks are gorgeous and tempting.

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  12. The cabbage Koftas look amazing. I have in my draft my version and I have used a similar platter to present the dish too.. LoL. The only thing is that I have shallow fried them. Lets compare recipes after I am done posting.

  13. Malai kofta looks so creamy and perfectly made,tempting clicks……..

  14. Gravy looks rice and creamy

  15. Wow…great picture..Loving it.Must try this one for sure.

  16. The after pic is really great. Very very tempting,..

  17. Absolutely stunning pictures! love the recipe too..

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