Meatless Monday with Vegan Bread Kofta CurryCSR Business, CSR Canada, Green, Meatless Monday, News | Elyse | June 24, 2013 at 12:01 am
Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog and thank you for joining us for another Meatless Monday recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.
Eating meat-free can seem daunting especially in the beginning but that’s why we’re here. Every Monday we share a new and exciting vegan or vegetarian recipe that will help to take the guesswork out of meatless meal planning. On the menu today is a vegan Bread Kofta Curry that is not to be believed. Don’t be discouraged by the amount of ingredients or steps – you’ll be glad you made the effort. The flavours in this recipe are outstanding and this amazing meal comes by way of the very talented (and kind) Sangeetha from the Spicy Treats website, an incredible source for recipes and well-worth a look.
Vegan Bread Kofta Ingredients (makes 15-17 kofta)
- 8 Bread Slices
- 2 large or 1 cup mashed potato (boiled & mashed) Potato
- 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Cabbage
- 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Spinach
- 2-3 tbsp (shredded) Carrot
- 2-3 tbsp(finely chopped) Red Pepper
- 1/4 cup or less (boiled & mashed) Peas
- 1 small (finely chopped) Onion
- 1 tsp (finely chopped) Ginger
- 2 -3 tsp Rice Flour
- 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- Oil to deep fry or shallow fry
- Wash and boil potatoes and green peas together with enough water until soft and cooked. Once done drain water, peel skin and mash it completely and keep aside.
- Wash and shred/chop vegetables and keep ready.
- Trim the bread slice edges and put in a bowl and sprinkle with 1-2 tbsp water and mash it well (don’t add more water).
- To the same bowl add mashed potato, shredded carrots, finely chopped ginger, cabbage, red pepper, spinach, onion then rice flour, chili powder, cumin powder and salt (to taste) and mix everything into a tight dough.
- Divide and shape dough into 15-17 balls
- Heat a paniyaram pan, add few drops of oil in each portion and keep koftas into the pan, cook in medium heat with lid covered for 2 minutes then turn other side and cook covered in medium heat till get brown and crisp on all sides. You can also deep or shallow fry the balls
- Once done transfer to a plate and allow to cool before adding to the curry.
- 1 large (roughly chopped) Onion
- 2 -3 (roughly chopped) Tomato
- 2″ piece chopped Ginger
- 3 fat cloves chopped Garlic
- 3 or 4 Dry Red chili (adjust to your spice level)
- 5 whole Cashew nuts
- 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp or less Chili powder
- 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
- 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi/Dried Methi leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp +1 tbsp Oil
- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add cashews, dry red chili, ginger, garlic and sautee for a minute.
- Then add roughly chopped onions and sautee for 1-2 minutes.
- After that, add tomatoes and sautee until soft but not too mushy.
- Allow ingredients to cool then grind using a little water to a smooth and fine paste.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds until they splutter.
- Add the ground onion/tomato paste and cook for 1-2 minutes, then add red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt (to taste) and allow to boil to a gravy.
- Once it starts boiling add garam masala powder, kasoori methi and stir well and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Lastly add fried koftas and finely chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.
- Serve hot with any rotis/Naan/Puri/Pulao (I served mine with Multi grain Naan)
Thanks for letting us feature this Spicy Treats recipe, Sangeetha.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.
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