Today, lets prepare different variety of Kofta , which is also healthy. I call it Pan Fried Avocado Kofta. Healthy and tasty appetizer.
Kofta is a type of meatball mixed with spices, onions, garlic, ginger and many other stuff very popular dish in Afghan, Arab, Indian, Iraqi etc. Cuisines. In India, vegetarian variety include koftas prepared out of mashed potatoes, paneer, mushrooms , banana etc. Very easy and quick to prepare. You can also make Kofta Kebabs out of them by using skewers and grilling them. These are very good as an appetizers for parties or potlucks.
They taste really good when served as sides along with mint or coriander chutney. Today, I am going to show slightly different variety of Kofta , by using avocado. My son hates avocados, so I try to hide them in different dishes and prepare variety of recipes out of them. But today, thought of trying out this healthy appetizer. And you wont believe, they really turned out yummy. He loved them and didn’t even know that it is prepared out of Avocados.
I have pan fried these koftas making them more healthy. You can also deep fry them or bake them.
So let’s prepare these easy and healthy vegetarian appetizers.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Yields: 7-8 Pieces
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- 1 Medium size Grated Carrot
- Rawa/Semolina or breadcrumbs for dusting
- 1-2 Tablespoons Rice Flour (If Required)
- 1 Small onion chopped very fine
- 3 Tablespoons chopped Coriander leaves/Cilantro
- 2-3 Chopped Green Chilies
- 1 Teaspoon grated Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Grated Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon Tamarind water or lime juice
- 2-3 Tablespoons Oil for Shallow fry
- 2 Teaspoons Garam Masala
- 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder or crushed pepper
- Salt to taste
Peel Avocado and mesh it well with fork.
Heat a skillet and add a teaspoon of oil. Fry grated carrots on medium high heat for about a minute and remove from the heat.
Mix in Grated carrot, chopped Onions, grated ginger garlic ,green chilies and Coriander Leaves.
Add in all the spices .
Sprinkle some salt .
Add in tamarind water or lime juice.
If the mixture is too soggy and cannot make Koftas , add a tablespoon of rice flour and mix.
Take slightly bigger then ping pong size ball of the mixture on your palm and start shaping them into oval.
Keep them aside on a plate.
Take some semolina or breadcrumbs in a plate and dust all the Koftas well , coating with semolina on all the sides.
Heat a skillet and add oil.
Place all the prepared kebabs on top keeping some space in between each.
Let them fry on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Turn them over and fry on the other sides.
Once they look all browned and crisp, Remove on a plate and serve these crisp kofta as an appetizer with Mint chutney or tomato ketchup.