Healthy Kofta Kadhi

Healthy Kofta Kadhi

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Moderate

Course: Dal and Kadhi

Type: Indian

Kofte made with greens and shallow-fried and served with a flavourful kadhi


  • Kofta
  • Spinach, chopped ¼ cup
  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) ¼ cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Mixed sprouts 50 gms
  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tbsps
  • Green chilli, chopped 1
  • Medium potato, boiled, peeled and mashed 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Kadhi
  • Low fat yogurt 1½ cups
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Gram flour (besan) 3 tsps
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves 7 to 8
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp + to garnish


  • Take spinach, fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, mixed sprouts, gram flour, green chilli, potato, salt and turmeric powder in a bowl and mix well. Divide into equal portions and shape them into round koftas.
  • Take low fat yogurt, turmeric powder, salt and gram flour in another bowl and whisk till smooth. Add 1 cup water and whisk again.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and saute till the seeds splutter.
  • Add yogurt mixture and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, till the gram flour is cooked and the mixture thickens.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in another non-stick pan, add the koftas and shallow-fry, stirring, till light brown all around.
  • Arrange the koftas in a serving bowl, pour kadhi over them, garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.