Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Minimal oil vegetable koftas

Fall is a beautiful season. The heat of summer is gone, but the bone chilling cold of winter is not yet here. The changing colors of leaves on the trees - the gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and flaming red - these are testimonials of nature's artistry. The leaves have now started falling, a signal that fall is coming to an end and colder weather is imminent.
 While deep fried snacks are enjoyed by us, I do try every now and then, to see if a recipe can be tweaked to use less oil. These koftas were made to be used in a curry that I wanted to serve with rotis. However, we soon found that these made for a great tea time snack. Luckily, I had enough of these on hand to make a curry after we were done with our snacking binge.

What you need:
Potato - 1 large or 2 medium sized, boiled, peeled and mashed
Carrot - 1, grated
Green beans - 10, chopped very fine
Spring onion - 2, chopped fine
Green chilli - 2, minced
Bread - 4 slices
Ginger - one inch piece, skinned and chopped fine
Dhania/corrainder powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Add the carrot, beans spring onion, ginger and chilli to the mashed potatoes. Mix in salt, garam masala, red chilli powder, dhania powder and turmeric powder. Dip the bread in water, quickly squeeze out all the water and add it to the vegetables. Knead well and then divide into small balls.
Heat a paniyaram pan/aebelskiver pan with about 1/4 tsp of oil in each depression. On medium flame, fry these koftas, turning over until they are well browned and crisp on all sides. Do not rush this process. It will take time, but the end result will be worth it.
The recipe for the curry I made with these koftas in it, will be up next.
This is my third post for BM #45 under the theme healthy tea time snacks.
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Pavani N said...

Yummy looking kofta and love the fact that you made them in the paniyaram pan -- guilt-free snack.

Suma Gandlur said...

Veggie koftas would make an irresistible snack.

Srivalli said...

That's a delicious snack..and being in a city that never changes seasons, looking at those lovely trees makes it so pleasant..

Srividhya said...

I love fall :-) Amazing koftas.. making in paniyaram pan makes if more healthy

Harini-Jaya R said...

I totally agree that these low fat koftas make for a very filling snack!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a guilt free snacks, i can munch some anytime.. very crispy koftas, omg that fall pic looks very pleasing.

Chef Mireille said...

wish I had these for a snack right now

Kalyani said...

Superb snack ! Yummy too