Chickpeas Royal Kofta recipe | Chana Dal k Shahi Koftai

First thing that will pop up in your mind after listening to word Kofta is meat. But our Split Chickpeas Royal Kofta translated as Chana Dal k Shahi koftai are purely vegetarian. Texture of this Kofta is like Meat Kofta, Grainy and Crunchy but it is made with Split Chickpeas only.

Preparation time:
Soaking Split chickpeas over night.
Other things take 10 to 15 mins.

Cooking time:
20 mins.


KOFTA Ingredients

Split Chickpeas ..... Half kg ..... Chanai ki daal
Milk ..... 500ml ..... Dudh
Cumin ..... Half tea spoon ..... Zeera
Cumin Powder ..... Half tea spooon ..... Zeera Powder
Fenugreek Powder ..... 1 tea spoon ..... Kasuri Methi
Salt ..... 1 tbsp ..... Namak
Red chilli powder ..... Half tea spoon ..... Laal mirch powder
Turmeric Powder ..... 1 tea spoon ..... Haldi Powder
Sweet soda ..... 2 pinch ..... Meetha Soda
Coriander Powder ..... 1 tea spoon ..... Dhania Powder
Carom Seeds Powder ..... 2 pinch ..... Ajwain
Fresh Coriander ..... As required ..... Taaza Dhania
Cooking oil to Fry.

Gravy Ingredients

Milk ..... Small Cup ..... Dudh
Yogurt ..... 2 cups ..... Dahi
Cream ..... 4 tbsp ..... Malayi

Ginger Garlic Paste ..... 1 tbsp ..... Lahsan Adrak Paste
Tomatoes Paste ..... 3 pcs ..... Tamatar Paste
Onions ..... 6 small pcs ..... Pyaz
Green chillies ..... 2-3 pcs ..... Hari Mirch
Ginger ..... 1 inch piece ..... Adrak
Fenugreek Powder ..... 1 tea spoon ..... Kasuri Methi
Salt ..... 1 tbsp ..... Namak
Turmeric Powder ..... Half tea spoon ..... Haldi powder
Red chili powder ..... 1 & Half tea spoon ..... Laal Mirch Powder
Black pepper powder ..... Half tea spoon ..... Kaali mirch powder
Blend of Spices ..... Half tea spoon ..... Garam Masala
Cumin Powder ..... Half tea spoon ..... Zeera Powder
Cooking oil ..... 200ml ..... Tael

Making Royal Kofta (Lentil Balls)

First we will clean and Soak Split Chickpeas lentils completely in milk for overnight. Next day Lentils will Protuberate by absorbing the milk. Now we will make paste to make Koftas. We will just put Split chickpeas in Blender and blend it. If blender does not blends it then add a little bit water in it. After blending is complete just put your paste in another bowl.

Now we will add all the spices in the paste that are mentioned above in Kofta ingredients and mix it. After that we will add fresh or frozen coriander in it and mix it well. Now paste is ready to make koftas. We will fry them now. Just pick the kofta in a round shape in your fingers and push them in hot oil with your thumb. It will fry in round Kofta shape this way.

Note: Just make sure you damp your hand before putting kofta in hot oil so you do not burn it accidently.

Now koftas are ready and we will make their gravy now.

Making Gravy for Royal Kofta

We will first mix | stir milk, Yogurt and cream until they become smooth.

Now we will take a cooking pot and put oil in it. The we will add onions in it and fry them until they become lite golden. After that we will add ginger garlic paste in it and mix them well. Now we will add tomatoes paste in it and after mixing them we will add all the spices mentioned above in the Gravy ingredients. Now we will saute the gravy spices until it become smooth. Then we will steam it for 2 - 3 mins on low flame.

Now we will add milk, yogurt and cream material which we prepared in start. Then we will mix it and cover it with the lid of cooking pot. When the gravy starts to boil then add a cup of water in it. After that again mix it and cover with lid. Now again when gravy comes to the boiling point then add Koftas in it and mix them. Now close the lid and steam cook them for 5 mins. Your Chickpeas Royal Kofta are ready. Enjoy.

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