Soya Kofta/Balls In Gravy



Protein rich kofte. Its soya kofta. Made of soya granules.
Soybeans are known for it’s high protein content, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre.

Soya contains highest protein amongst plant product.
Soybeans are the only vegetable food that contains all eight essential amino acids.

Its protein rich soya kofta made in appe pan. Used less oil yet delicious. You can enjoy these without gravy too. As delicious soya appe. If you don’t have appe pan shallow fry it on a nonstick pan with little oil.

You can add cashew paste and cream to make the gravy rich. I didn’t.




Ingredients for kofta/soya balls

Soya granules  – 1 cup

Green chilli  – 1-2

Grated ginger  – 1 teaspoon

Garlic paste  – 1 teaspoon

Potato  – 1 boiled and mashed

Green peas  – 1 cup

Onion  – 1 finely chopped

Salt to taste

Cumin powder  – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder  – 1/4 teaspoon optional

Rice flour  2 tablespoon

Cooking soda  – a pinch ( if you make it in appe pan. If you want to shallow fry on a nonstick pan omit it)


Soya granule 1 cup ( microwave for two minutes with water) grind with 1-2 green chilli, 1 tsp grated ginger and garlic paste.
Potato 1 boiled and mashed
Peas 1 cup boiled or microwave for 4-5 minutes and mashed
Chopped onion 1

Mix all with salt, Cumin powder, garam masala powder, chopped onion a pinch of soda and 2 tbsp rice flour. You can add one egg too. Make kofte in appe pan with little oil.

If you don’t have appe pan shallow fry them on a non stick pan.

Ingredients for gravy

Onion – 2

Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Tomato – 2 large

Cardamom – 3-4

Cinnamon – a small piece

Cloves – 3

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/4 teaspoon optional

Clarified butter or ghee 1 teaspoon optional

Method to make gravy

Grind 2 onions and 1 inch piece of ginger.

Grind 2 tomatoes with 3-4 green cardamom, a small piece of cinnamon and 3 cloves.

In a pan heat 2 tablespoon oil add onion ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell goes away.

Add pureed tomatoes with cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.

Fry well. Add salt, Cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.

Saute on low flame for 10 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked and becomes mushy.
Add water and let it boil.

Add the kofte, boil for another couple of minutes. Add clarified butter or ghee if you like. And its ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with steamed rice, roti, paratha, naan or toasted bread.

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