Long long ago the only side dish i knew to make for phulkas was dhal and onion tomato gravy (chennai style) All the inventions began only after quitting my job. I dont even remember what all dishes i have tried but the tester at home SH he remembers all my attempts and flops too (very fewww i shd say).. Most of the nights dinner is phulkas with some side dish and we are not tired of it. 

When i was looking at the refrigerator the poor baby corns which i picked up last week was so eagerly looking at me. Fine, i picked em and boiled it so wat m i gonna do with this.. If i make a curry with baby corn swear i will be chucked out of the home.. coz SH hates em and he has warned me not to pick them. Finally, the cord struck and there came in idea of making baby corn koftes with oats in a simple onion, tomato gravy to go with phulkas for dinner. Thank god koftas had no clues of baby corn in it.. it was all mashed and pan fried.. n my other cheating day went well!!

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 3 

What you need for Koftas:
1 cup – Baby corn, chopped
1 no – Potato
1 cup – Powdered Oats
1 no – Carrot, grated
¼ tsp each – Red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, mango powder, cumin seeds
1 no – Green chilli
1 tsp – Ginger
Salt as reqd
1 tbsp – Oil

How to make Koftas:
Pressure cook baby corn and potatoes for 4 hisses, cool them and mash well.

Make a paste of green chilli and ginger and mix all the ingredients together except oil and make into smooth dough and divide into equal portions.

Grease the appam pan place the koftas, cook on one side flip it and cook until they turn lite golden brown and keep them aside.

What you need for gravy: 
2 nos – Tomatoes
1 no small – Onion
1 no – Green chilli
1 tsp – Ginger
3 pods – Garlic
5 nos – Cashew 
2 tsp – Pumpkin seeds

Make a smooth paste of all the above ingredients. 

1/2 tsp – Red chilli powder
1 tsp – Coriander powder
1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp – Garam masala
1 tbsp – Oil
Salt as reqd

Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds saute and add the paste, half cup water, spice powders, salt and cook in medium heat until the oil leaves the sides approx 10 mins. 

Add the koftas, cook for a min, switch off the heat and serve hot!!


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