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Pumpkin Kofta Curry


submitted by sarahjane on Dec-13-04
(this recipe is good for dinner)
(this recipe is suitable for vegetarians)
servings: (not specified)

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.



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