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Try this low-cholesterol, heart-friendly kofta kadhi

This mouth-watering steamed koftas prepared with sprouts and fenugreek leaves can turn the simple Gujarati kadhi into a heart-friendly, low-cholesterol treat. Furthermore, the low-fat curd makes it a perfect low-calorie dish for weight watchers. Find out the calories in your favourite dhokla, thepla, handvo and other Gujarati snacks.

Ingredients

For the koftas

  • 1/4 cup sprouted moong (whole green gram), coarsely crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach (palak)
  • 1/4 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • Salt to taste

For the kadhi

  • 1 and 1/2 cups low-fat curd (dahi)
  • 2 tbsp bean (Bengal gram flour)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp-ginger garlic chilli paste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai/sarson)
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 pinches of asafoetida (hing)
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • Salt to taste

For the garnish:

  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Method:

For the koftas:

  • Combine all the ingredients along with 1 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture at equal distance on a steamer plate and steam them in a steamer for 6-8 minutes or till the koftas are firm. Keep aside to cool completely.

For the kadhi:

  • Combine the curd, besan and two cups of water in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk till the mixture is smooth and lump-free.
  • Add the turmeric powder and the ginger-green chilli paste, mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves and saute on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Lower the flame, add the curd-besan mixture and salt and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for 4-5 minutes while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  • How to proceed:
  • Just before serving, re-heat the kadhi, add the koftas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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