Pumpkin Kofta Curry

author: sarahjane

created: 2004-12-13 02:33:18



For those who don't know this, there are Jews in India, and this is one of their recipes. Kofta are essentially an Indian form of gnocchi. Serve with plain basmati rice. Adapted from The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden.


For the Kofta: 1 can pumpkin 3 tbsp chopped coriander/cilantro 1 green chili, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves 3 cm fresh ginger, minced 75 g flour salt For the Curry: 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1-5 red chilis (1 might be enough for you) 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp poppy seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut 2 large onions, chopped 4 tbsp oil 3-4 tomatoes, chopped 500 ml water 1 tbsp sugar Salt 1/2 cup coconut milk To make the Kofta: Combine ingredients. Shape into walnut-sized balls, rolling each in flour to keep from sticking. To make the Curry: Blend coriander, cumin, chilis, turmeric, poppy seeds, and coconut in a food processor. Fry onions in oil till soft and golden, then add coconut/spice mixture. Stir over low heat until mixture begins to brown. Add tomatoes, water, sugar, salt and coconut milk. Simmer about 10 minutes. Drop in kofta and cook about 15 minutes.