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Recipe Name: Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy  
Category: Gravy Varieties


Prep Time Cook Time Serves



Spinach (palak) blanched. drained and chopped   1/2 cup
Paneer (grated) low fat paneer made from skimmed milk   1/2 cup
Rice flour   3 tsp
Green chilli finely chopped  
Salt to taste  
For the makhani gravy:  
Tomatoes (chopped)   3 cups
Onions (chopped)   1/2 cup
Garlic, ginger chopped  
Cloves   2
Cinnamon   a small piece
Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds   1/2 tsp
Chilli powder   1tsp
Cornflour   1/2 tsp
Red pumpkin chopped   1/2 cup
Salt to taste  
Oil   1tsp
Milk (low fat/skimmed)   1/2 cup
Coriander to garnish  


For the paneer koftas:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions, shape each into an even sized round. Steam the koftas for 4-5 minutes. keep aside till required.

For the makhani gravy:

  • Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and red pumpkin with ¾ cup water and cook over a slow flame till the vegetables are soft.
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely. Remove the cinnamon and cloves and discard them.
  • Blend the tomato mixture to a smooth puree.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the kasuri methi and chilli powder and sauté for a few seconds.
  • Add 1 tbsp of water if the chilli powder begins to burn. Add the pureed tomato mixture, sugar and salt and bring to boil. Dissolve the corn flour in the milk and add it to the prepared gravy. Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy thickens.
  • Just before serving, slide the koftas into the gravy, garnish with coriander.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1 katori
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  6.1 2
Saturated Fat  0 0.4
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  0.5 0.2
Sodium  231 8
Total Carbohydrate  13.6 4
Dietary Fiber   2.4 7
Sugars   2.5  
Protein   4.9
Vitamin A   903.6   * Vitamin C   19.4
Calcium   39 * Iron   1.3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs