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Kathal Kofta

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Kathal Kofta is a very delicious Bihari dish. Basically the Koftas are specially prepared fried spicy mashed kathal balls dipped into specially prepared curry. Generally it is had in lunch or dinner with rice or roti/ parathas.

Ingredients for Kofta:       

1. 500 gm raw kathal (Jackfruit)

2. Edible Oil (as per requirement)

3. Garlic and ginger paste one tea spoon each

4. Salt to taste

5. Red chili powder and Turmeric powder, half tea spoon full each

6. Besan (Bengal gram powder) one tea spoon full

Preparing the Kofta:

Cut the raw kathal into large pieces and boil them in a pressure cooker till 3 whistles. After cooling, peel them and mash them well. Add salt to taste and other ingredients i.e. Garlic and ginger paste, red chili powder and Turmeric powder, besan and mix it well. Make small balls of this mashed mixture and deep fry them into heated edible oil. Keep the Koftas aside after removing them from oil.

Preparing the Curry:

Ingredients:

Onion 2 chopped, garlic 5-6 pieces, ginger 1 tea spoon cut into pieces, 1 tomato cut into pieces, cloves 4-5 pieces, 1 small and one large cardamom, one small pc cinnamon, Dhaniya (coriander) powder 1 tea spoon, jeera (cumin) powder 1 tea spoon, black pepper powder half spoon, red chili powder 1 tea spoon, turmeric powder 1 tea spoon, Oil 4 table spoon, salt to taste.

Procedure:

Heat 1-2 spoon oil in kadai, add Onion 2 chopped, garlic 5-6 pieces, ginger 1 tea spoon cut into pieces, 1 tomato cut into pieces, cloves 4-5 pieces, 1 small and one large cardamom, one small pc cinnamon and sauté, remove the mixture and after cooling grind the mixture well in a mixer.

Again fry this mixture in oil and add salt, Dhaniya(coriander) powder 1 tea spoon, jeera (cumin) powder 1 tea spoon, black pepper powder half spoon, red chili powder 1 tea spoon, turmeric powder 1 tea spoon, and cook on medium flame till the spices are cooked and oil starts oozing out.

Add water to make curry and allow it to boil. Stop when the curry has reached desired thickness. Garnish the curry with green coriander leaves and cream or pure ghee.

Add the Koftas about 5 minutes before serving.

The delicious Bihari dish, Kathal Kofta is now ready to serve and can be had with rice, roti or Paratha.

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