Monday, 18 April 2016


Perhaps I am up to compiling a list of kofta curries on my blog. Actually, I love kofta.... any kind of. I find it as a very good vegetarian side dish to go with rice or breads. Since my men are not vegetable lovers, I have to find out tricks to feed them veggies. They definitely will not want to eat a carrot or beans curry, but what if I mix them all with selective spices, make kofta balls and cook in a flavourful curry.... serve with rice or Indian bread... they will eat. Should not we do this much for our loved ones??... we must.

My men are not bored of eating chicken / mutton in any form.... minced, with bone, boneless, but I get bored cooking meat everyday. It concerns me giving them meat so often. With this thought, I keep packets of soya, minced soya, paneer in my pantry. I try to make dishes with them as tasty as possible so they happily eat them. Preparing a kofta curry with minced soya was long on my list.... I did this Soya Kofta Curry in a yogurt and gram flour based curry and viola, my men did not understand it is not minced chicken kofta they are eating. Come, let us do this easy to make Soya Kofta Curry together.

INGREDIENTS :[for the kofta]
Minced Soya : 1big cup
Potato : 1medium[boiled]
Cumin Seed : 1/4tsp
Cumin Powder : 1/2tsp
Coriander Powder : 1/2tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Green Chilli : 2-3[chopped]
Onion : 1medium[chopped]
Gram Flour : 1tbsp
Salt : As Required
Sugar : 1tsp
Oil : 2tbsp + 50ml[to fry the koftas]

INGREDIENTS :[for the curry]
Plain Yogurt : 100-150gm
Gram Flour : 1tsp
Onion : 1big[sliced]
Ginger Paste : 2tsp
Lemon Juice : 2tbsp
Cumin Powder : 1tsp
Coriander Powder : 1tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2tsp
Cinnamon Stick : 1two inch
Green Cardamom : 2-3
Cloves : 2-4
Bay Leaf : 1
Sugar : 1tsp[optional]
Salt : As Required
Oil : 3tbsp

Wash and soak the minced soya in hot water for 1/2 an hour. Drain the water completely. Mash the potato adding little salt.

Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan. Temper with cumin seeds. Add the chopped onion and green chillies and fry till brown.

Add the minced soya and mix well. Add the turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, coriander powder and stir well for 4-5 minutes.

Add the mashed potato, sugar and gram flour and stir for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Let cool. Shape mixture into round balls.

Heat 50 ml oil in a wok and fry the soya koftas in batches till light brown. Place them on tissue paper to soak excess oil.

Temper rest of the oil with a bayleaf, cinnamon stick, green cardamoms, cloves. As they release a nice aroma, add the sliced onions. Fry till brown.

Add the ginger paste. Fry till the raw smell goes. Beat the yogurt along with the gram flour and pour on the wok. Stir well for a minute.

Add the cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt. Stir well for a minute.

Add one big cup water and let boil for 3-4 minutes. Add lemon juice, sugar and garam masala powder. Let boil for a minute. Switch off.

Arrange the kofta balls in a serving bowl. Pour the gravy on them. Let the kofta balls soak in the juice. So wait for 1-2 hours before serving.

Note: They taste best the next day.


  1. It’s a nice & wonderful dish…. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. The soy is one of my fav but the same cannot be said about my half-half. Tried cooking for him, never been a winner though he will force himself to eat. This is a beautiful flavorful dish. I definitely will KIV the recipe.

    1. Oh haha is it... thank you so much Navaneetham

  3. I love kofta curry, yummy combo of kofta. This curry looks so tempting, will try it for sure. Thanks for sharing dear Soma :)

  4. I love kofta currys but same time did not like soya much.. Please wish me a luck so that when I try my hands on this recipe,I can taste each n every unique flavor of the recipe

    1. Priya this you will not even understand it is soya n not chicken

  5. I love kofta curry, this looks deliciously awesome, creative and interesting combination …. yum yum yum

    1. Thanks so much Deepa... so nice of you

  6. These Koftas looks really delicious