Thursday, May 6, 2010

Soybean Koftas with Tomato Sauce

(Serves 2-3)


For koftas:

150 gram soybeans

½ of red onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 potato

3 tablespoons of chopped parsley

Salt, pepper to taste

4 teaspoons of butter

30-50 grams of breadcrumbs

For tomato sauce:

1 can of tomatoes

1 garlic clove, minced

1 onion, chopped

½ teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground pepper

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt to taste



In cold water soak soybeans overnight.

In a saucepan bring water to a boil, add soybean and cook for 40-45 minutes or until soft.

Boil or steam the potato for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

Preheat frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of butter. When butter is melted add onion and garlic, sauté for a few minutes.

In a large mixing bowl combine soybeans, potato, onion, garlic, parsley and mash everything with potato masher or you can blend in a food processor/ blender. Season with salt and pepper.

From the mixture form medium size balls, coat with breadcrumbs. Preheat frying pan and add rest of the butter then lightly fry soya koftas.

For tomato sauce, in a saucepan add oil, onion, garlic and spices. Sauté for a minute then add tomatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and add koftas. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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