Diwali Recipe: Pistewali Shahi Kofte

Diwali is just around the corner and so are the delicacies. Actually, none of the festivals in India are complete without delicious food. This is the time when people across the country try their hands in making some unique, rich and scrumptious delicacies.

So to have you covered and ensure you cook the best of food this Diwali, we will be publishing few recipes over the next three days. But one at a time, first up we have a recipe of Pistewali Shahi Kofte by Maharaj Hemaram Choudhary, Corporate Chef of Rasovara. 


For The Koftas

  • 1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • ½ cup Grated mawa 
  • 3 tbsp plain flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp chopped cashew
  • 1 tsp chopped pista
  • 1/2 tsp  baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying

For the curry 

  • 1/2 cup pistachios , blanched and peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 4 green chillies 
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup curd
  • 2 large onion
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste  
  • 1.2 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 8-10 cashew pieces
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder 
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • ½ tsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tbsp ghee 

Making the kofta

  • Take grated mawa, maida , grated paneer, chopped cashew, chopped pista , baking powder  and salt  in a plate and knead it to make soft dough.
  • Make small round balls and fry it in oil in a pan till it becomes golden brown.
  • Repeat the same for all the dough .
  • Keep on absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • Put fried Kofta in warm luke water for 10-15 minutes and drain it.

Completing the dish

  • Take the blanched pistachio , green chilli , water and grind it into fine paste. Keep aside
  • Grind the onions into coarse paste and keep aside
  • In a small pan fry the cashew and keep aside 
  • Add desi ghee in a pan. For tempering , put cumin seeds  & allow it to crackle
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes 
  • Add the onion paste , salt and sauté for 3- 4 minutes 
  • Add the white pepper powder , black pepper, turmeric,red chilli powder , kasuri methi, garam masala  and sauté for few minutes
  • Add the prepared pista paste , cream and mix well. 
  • Add the  kofta , fried cashew and mix well
  • Garnish with chopped pistachio, coriander 


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