Shaam Savera (Spinach Kofta in Tomato Gravy)




For Koftas:

500gms Spinach Leaves

2tsp Gram Flour (Besan)

Salt to taste

2tbsp Oil 1tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

1tsp Turmeric Powder

1 Green Chilly (finely chopped)


For the filling of Kofta:

100gms Paneer

Green Cardamom Powder

Salt to taste


For the tomato Gravy:

5 Ripe Tomato (made into puree)

1tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

3tbsp Cashew Nut Paste

Salt to taste 2tbsp Butter

1 Green Chilli



For the Koftas:

  1. In a bowl add in the grated paneer.
  2. Add in green cardamom powder and a pinch of salt.
  3. Remove the stems of the spinach leaves.
  4. Boil them in 4 cups of water.
  5. When cooled finely chop them
  6. Take a pan, add in 2tbsp of oil, add in cumin seeds Ginger garlic paste Chopped Spinach 2tbsp of besan. Mix them well.
  7. Cook till all the water evaporates.
  8. Add in salt + turmeric powder.
  9. Remove from stove Allow it to cool down
  10. Divide the spinach and paneer mixture into equal balls.
  11. Now take each spinach portion, press it on your palm, place a ball pf paneer in it.
  12. Gather it together, make into a ball.
  13. Do the same with the remaining spinach and paneer mixture.
  14. Roll the balls in cornstarch if required.
  15. Heat a kadhai for frying these balls.
  16. Fry till golden brown.
  17. Drain on absorbent paper.

For the gravy:

  1. Heat 2tbsp oil, add in ginger garlic paste.
  2. Now add in tomato puree.
  3. let it cook till the oil separates.
  4. Add in salt & red chili powder.
  5. Allow it to cook.
  6. add in cashew paste. mix well.
  7. Add in butter. Mix it well.
  8. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Half the koftas. Place on the gravy
  10. Serve

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