Vegetarian Kofta in Tomato Sauce
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Serves: 6 with rice
  • 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
  • 1½ cups chickpea/besan flower
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ 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.
Recipe by The Life of Clare at