Vegetarian Kofta in Tomato Sauce

veggie kofta

Vegetarian Kofta in Tomato Sauce
Author: Clare Reilly
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Serves: 6 with rice
  • Kofta
  • 2 cups of grated veggies ( I used zucchini, sweet potato, carrot and broccoli. And make sure you use any stalks you can, no waste here.)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea/besan flower
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • oil for shallow frying – I used coconut
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbspn olive oil
  • 2 tbspn butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tins of tomatoes
  • 1 tbspn dried basil
  1. Mix all ingredients together and squeeze firmly. Leave to sit for 30 mins
  2. Roll tablespoon amounts of the dough into balls. You’ll make about 24.
  3. Cook, rolling in the pan until balls are browned on all sides, about 4-5 minutes.
  1. Heat oil and butter in pan until butter is melted.
  2. Add bay leaves and allow to fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and remove bay leaves and blend sauce with stick blender.
  5. Return to the heat and add kofta.
  6. Serve with rice or couscous.

kofta and rice

vegetarian kofta

8 thoughts on “Vegetarian Kofta in Tomato Sauce

    1. I’m so glad Claire. Yep, Elliot loved these, so I think they’re a good ‘kid friendly’ recipe.

  1. yum! This sounds like a great dish for everyone… From the adults through to the toddler and the babe when he starts on solids. Winner, winner, vegie dinner πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Clare
    We made this tonight to feed two so I halved the recipe and substituted some spices .
    We will make it again thank you
    It was pretty good – I think a tomato and coconut sauce would be good too and instead of rice I will try quinoa or even put the patties into flat bread.
    This was the third recipe of yours that we have tried and all good πŸ‘πŸ»
    We make the veg burgers every month and the pumpkin and lentil sausage rolls were a success too
    Appreciate your efforts
    Julie D
    Pilbara WA πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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