*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             BESAN KOFTA CURRY
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  250       g            Besan (chickpea flour)
      1/2   ts           Cumin seeds
    1 1/2   tb           Melted ghee (or oil)
    1       t            Crushed pomegranate seeds
    2       lg           Onions
                         Alubhukharas or dry plums
    1       lg           Onion
    4                    Garlic cloves
    2       tb           Ghee (or oil)
    2       lg           Tomatoes -- blanched & diced
    1       t            Garam masala
    1                    Handful of coriander leaves
      1/2   ts           Turmeric
                         Salt -- to taste
                         Chili powder -- to taste
   Koftas: Mix together besan, salt, chili powder, ghee (or oil),
   pomegranate and cumin seeds.  Grind onions to a very fine paste and
   add to besan mixture. Knead dough; it will be very stiff.  Roll dough
   into balls the size of small lemons, encasing a whole alubhukhara
   inside each portion. Deep fry koftas until golden brown; drain and
   set aside.
   Prepare curry sauce: Grind onion and garlic to a paste.  Heat ghee
   and fry onion and garlic paste until golden brown.  Add spices, and
   cook for another minute, then add tomatoes and cook until ghee (or
   oil) begins to rise to the surface.  Add 1 cup water, then cook until
   mixture is almost dry.  Using a wooden spoon, mash mixture to a
   paste.  Add 2 more cups of water, bring to a boil.  Add koftas to
   sauce and simmer over low heat another 5 minutes or so.  Garnish with
   chopped coriander leaves and serve.
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