Friday, May 30, 2014

Kofta Curry and Saffron Rice 肉丸番茄咖哩伴藏红花饭

It never cross my mind that I would consider preparing an Indian dish since I have this misconception that they are either spicy or fried.  Nevertheless, it was a rather interesting experience to try it in responding to Alvin @ Chef and Sommelier for Asian Food Festival - Indian Subcontinent
The word "kofta" basically means meatball. This Kofta curry is inspired by Cass and I would like to introduce this healthy recipe with non fried kofta, yogurt instead of using coconut milk and all kind of flavorful spices (not spicy). My family do love it even though most Malaysian would prefer curry with spicy flavour. Never try never know. What are you waiting for? ^^

我家厨房第一次出现印度餐,感觉很新鲜!这道肉丸番茄咖哩, 肉丸无需煎炸,
用优格取代椰奶,再加入大量番茄酱和印度香料,绝对是一道健康又很开胃的料理。

肉丸番茄咖哩搭配红花饭真是美味!
Kofta Curry is perfect to serve with saffron rice.

Kofta Curry and Saffron Rice 肉丸番茄咖哩伴藏红花饭
(Recipe source : adapted from Cass@揾到食 with minor changes, originally from Rice Bowl Tales)

A) Meatball
(Serves 4)

300g chicken mince + 100g tofu
1 onion, peel and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peel and crushed
1tsp cumin
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp chilli powder
1tsp turmeric powder
1tsp sugar
1tsp salt
2tbsp corn flour
1 egg, beaten

Method:  Mix all the ingredients. Divide into 16 equal portion and shape into small ball. 

B) Sauce
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
600ml water
1tbsp ginger, chopped
6 cloves
6 cardomon pods
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp cumin
1tsp corinander seeds
1tsp tumeric
1 tsp chilli powder
1tsp salt 
1tsp sugar
1/2 can of  tomatoes paste
6tbsp yogurt
1/2 tbsp olive oil

Method:
  1.  Heat pan and add oil, add the onions to stir fry till golden brown. Pour in half of the stock, stir in the spices and cook gently for 2 -3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and yogurt and stir in gently over a low heat.  Add the remaining stock, stir and covered to heat through until it reaches simmering point.
  2. Add the meatballs, cover and simmer gently for about 25 minutes until cooked through.  Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce sticking.  If necessary, add more stock or water as the sauce will reduce considerably.  Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with Saffron rice, if wished.  

C) Saffron Rice (Rice cooker version)

Ingredients:
1/2 tsp saffron
1 onion, chopped
1 cup Basmatic rice
4 cloves
4 cardomon
1tsp garlic, chopped
1tsp black pepper
2 cups water
1tbsp chicken powder
15g raisin
1tbsp olive oil

Method :
  1. Put the saffron threads in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Leave to soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add onions to fry till golden brown, put in salt, chicken powder, all the spices and water (except saffron and raisin) stir well.
  3. Pour (2), saffron and its soaking liquid and raisin over the rice.
  4. Cook rice in rice cooker, done.

I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest - Indian Subcontinent 
hosted by Chef and Sommelier.

34 comments:

  1. you said the magic words ~ non-fried.... what are you waiting for? i'm digging in! hahahahaha

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    1. haha,,non fried easy and healthy rite?! Come,come, come....my pleasure :)

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  2. 看到肚子都饿得咕咕响咯。很棒。很棒。

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    1. 好,马上给你准备一碟。不过要带记得留一碗tom yum 来给我哦!:)

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  3. Hi Esther, if only I could be invited to enjoy this delicious meal with you. I absolutely loves meatballs; be it cooked it any ways. I think you have done a good job for this meal, Esther! Your hb is lucky, didn't he? :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Mel. I don't know he is lucky or not but for sure his tummy is always blessed with foods, hehe...

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  4. This is making me so hungry now! If only it wasn't 11pm...

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    1. Thanks Cathleen. Supper for you :)

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  5. 太诱惑了,我肯定要加大碗饭,嘻嘻!

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    1. 知道你刚从Perth回来还没开炉。来来来,我请你吃一碗加大饭的,哈哈!

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  6. 我只喝了火龙果露而已,
    请我吃一碗吧!

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    1. 哇,午餐只喝没吃应该很饿吧?! 我盛一碗饭给你,哈哈!

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  7. 来不及吃了。。。帮我打包吧!
    哎呀! 印度餐,我不吃啊, 没关系, 打包来给我那老的取悦他的欢心! 哈哈哈。。。

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    1. 嘿May 赶着上那里呀?莫非是旅行去了?!先祝你一路顺便风,旅途愉快,甜蜜蜜哦,哈哈! :-)

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  8. Hi Esther, nice & yummy ... 流口水了! I don't want rice I want the meatballs! Hee hee ^-^

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  9. 其实,很多北印度的咖哩都不会辣的,而且还很健康,因为加了优个和番茄。
    很开心你的家人喜欢 :)

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    1. 我这个山姑,以后应该不会太抗拒印度餐了,呵呵!
      谢谢你的好介绍 :)

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  10. Esther, 看到都好想吃啊!有时看到好的食谱就想试,就这样的,那也越来越长了,还是来你家做客更快!

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    1. Jessie, 真的是有做做做不完的食谱,搞到我都很晕呀!哈哈哈!
      你不嫌弃,我当然愿意请你吃!:)

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  11. Esther,,I am hungry over the saffron rice and meatballs.

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    1. Cecilia, help yourself please :)

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  12. Esther,
    I am loving your non fried Indian rice.
    With the Kofta I know this is super YUm! I am digging I too :D
    mui

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    1. Thanks Mui Mui. I know you love tomatoes, so this dish is special for you, hehe...:)

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  13. So healthy, delicious and packed full of flavours, Esther. I love particularly your saffron rice.

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    1. Angie,this saffron rice is healthy and yummy, just suit your healthy cooking style :)

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  14. I say, Esther! I want 2 plates of the saffron rice and a few meatballs with the chap hee..hee...

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  15. 我很少吃印度餐的呢,你的这道佳肴,简直看得我流口水了。。。

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    1. Fion,这个食谱跟一般的印度餐很不同,我现在还在回味。。。哈哈!

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  16. What a beautiful recipe. With the sauce, I can definitely eat an extra bowl of rice. :P

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  17. Hi Esther,

    I remember seeing this beautiful recipe cooked by Cass! Yours look as beautiful as hers too :D

    Zoe

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