cofta curry

Cabbage Kofta Curry

Deep-fried spiced shredded cabbage balls are served in a yogurt-based curry. It pairs beautifully with rice or roti. Kofta is derived from the Persian word kofta and translates to ‘to grind’. It is a gluten-free option.

Servings - 2
Difficulty Level - Easy
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cook Time - 60 mins


  • 200 gms cabbage, grated
  • 25 g Master Cook besan
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 gms red chilli powder
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 15 ml oil
  • A pinch of hing
  • 5 gms Master Cook jeera
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 black cardamom
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 10 gms ginger garlic paste
  • 10 gms coriander powder
  • 5 gms garam masala powder
  • 5 gms turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 gms red chilli powder
  • 15 ml curd, whisked
  • 150 ml water
  • 5 gms kasuri methi
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2386mg 104%
Total Carbohydrate 29.8g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10.3g 37%
Total Sugars 7.2g  
Protein 7.4g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 778mg 17%

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  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep-frying.
  • Mix together cabbage, besan, salt, chilli powder and chopped chillies for the kofta. Squeeze as you mix to release water from the cabbage if the mixture is dry.
  • Taking portions of this mixture, form balls. Once all are formed, deep fry on a medium flame until cooked completely.
  • In another deep pan, heat oil and add hing with the dry spices. When aromatic, add the onions and let it turn translucent.
  • Add all the powdered spices. When combined, add the tomatoes, and stir until the mixture release oil.
  • Turn the flame off and add the yogurt. Whisk it in quickly and add water to this mixture.
  • When the yogurt dissolves completely, turn the flame back on and set to low.
  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Check for seasoning and then add the kasuri methi.
  • Do not add the kofta to the curry until it’s time to serve. It’ll become soggy otherwise.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve with rice, roti or naan.

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