palak kofta curry
Palak Kofta Curry
Written by Jayashree
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Spinach is one of the healthiest foods mentioned by the world health foods. It is rich in anti -oxidants and store house of nutrients.It consists of Vitamin K,Vitamin A, manganese,iron and Vitamin B2 and B6. One needs to include it on a regular basis in their diet.

Spinach can be used in various ways in our diet. I love using this as it can be used for a range of dishes such as Alu Palak, Dal Palak and  Palak Tambli. I had made a kebab and it had turned out delicious. I even used  in making dry snacks such as Palak Sev.

Here is an accompaniment Palak Kofta Curry which you can use it with steamed rice or roti.

palak kofta curry

Ingredients that you need are :

For the curry :

  • Spinach 3 clusters
  • onion 2
  • ginger 1 inch
  • green chilli 2
  • red chilli powder 1tsp
  • milk 2tbsp
  • cream 2 tbsp
  • coriander powder 1tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil for cooking

For the koftas :

  • boiled potatoes 3
  • onion 1
  • green chilly 2
  • spinach leaves  a few
  • ginger 1/2 inch
  • bread 2 slices
  • coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2tsp
  • amchur powder 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • cornflour for binding
  • oil for shallow frying

Method :

For the spinach curry :

  • Blanch the spinach leaves. When cool grind to a paste.
  • Take oil in a kadai andadd the ginger,then add and  saute the onions. As they turn pale , add the spinach paste. Allow to boil for a minute.
  • Add milk,coriander powder, garam masala powder ,red chilly powder and salt.
  • Finally, stir the cream into it.
  • Let the flavours blend together.

For the koftas :

Koftas are usually made by deep frying in oil. But, I have adopted the healthier version of cooking and it is equally tasty.

Take a bowl and mash the potatoes. Add finely cut onions, a few spinach and coriander leaves which are chopped into bits. Grind the chilli and ginger together. Mix all the spicey powders along with bread and salt. Knead well. Make flat balls and keep aside. Make a paste of cornflour. Dip these koftas into and it and shallow fry on a skillet.

To serve:

Put the koftas in the curry just before serving.

Some quick notes for you :

  • Do not blanch the leaves for more than two minutes.
  • If you want to make a vegan dish, add almond milk instead of milk and avoid the cream. This also tastes good.
  • Garlic may be added for the curry. I have not added. Use ginger garlic paste and saute.
Palak Kofta Curry

Palak Kofta Curry

Palak Kofta Curry

Palak kofta curry is a tasty accompaniment from North Indian cuisine. Guilt free, melt in the mouth koftas are dunked in a spinach gravy, makes a tasty treat with any meal.


For the gravy

  • 3 cluster spinach
  • 2 onion
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil

For the koftas

  • 3 boiled potato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chilly
  • spinach leaves
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder
  • salt to taste
  • cornflour for binding
  • oil for frying


For the gravy

  1. Blanch the spinach leaves, keep aside a few for koftas.

  2. When cool grind it to a paste.

  3. Take oil in a pan, add ginger, saute for a while, then add onions.

  4. As the onions turn pale pink, put the spinach puree. Allow to boil.

  5. Add milk, coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder and salt.

  6. Lastly, add the cream, let cook for sometime.

To make koftas

  1. Take a bowl and mash the potatoes

  2. Add finely chopped onion, spinach and coriander leaves to it.

  3. Grind the ginger and chilli together.

  4. Mix all the spice powders along with salt and bread to it.

  5. Knead well.

  6. Make flat balls and keep it aside.

  7. Make a paste of cornflour.

  8. Dip the balls in it and shallow fry on a skillet.

To serve:

  1. Put the koftas in the gravy and serve immediately.


This was one of the first few posts that I wrote in the beginning. I have joined a group Foodies_Redoing Old Post and thus I am updating one post with better pictures every fortnight. Sending this to Foodies_Redoing Oldpost 7

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  1. Jade @ Jonesin' For Taste

    This sounds very intriguing. I’m curious about the 3 bunches- how much is 3 bunches? Like the way the store bunches them? Thanks for sharing on the Merry Monday linky and hope you can make it again next week.

    • jayashree

      Hello Jade,
      Many thanks for the visit. Here in India,a cluster of leaves with stalks are tied together and sold. Each bundle costs around 5 to 10 Rs. I hope this helps.

  2. Lou Lou Girls

    Hello gorgeous! What an amazing recipe. Oh Yum! Pinned. We hope to see you at our party tonight at 7 pm. It is so fun to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear. Glad to have your appreciative comment. Shall join the party again

  3. Culinary Flavors

    I love spinach and use it as often as I can. Delicious kofta or as we call them in Greece Keftedes!

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much. I hope you shall try this one. Have a great day!

  4. Michelle Meche

    Spinach if my favorite vegetable. I enjoy it prepared any way. I’ve never had it in a curry and look forward to trying it this way. Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much for stopping by to comment. Glad you liked it Michelle.

  5. Vidya Narayan

    Spinach and Koftas both amazing. Loved the recipe and one of the best way to include greens in your diet.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vidya

  6. simplyvegetarian777

    Love this simple and easy recipe Jaya. The koftas that you have made would be tasty as fritters as well, I bet.

  7. Nayna Kanabar

    What a delicious recipe,I love spinach cooked with tomatoes and garlic but I do like the sound of adding koftas to it. Lovely recipe.

  8. Jagruti

    Such a delightful recipe! Spinach is most loved greens in our house.

  9. Lathiya

    healthy and yummy dish

  10. Nivedita Thadani

    Yes, even I love spinach alot and will be adding it in curry, rice ,Sai bhaji, parathas, puri, dal, paneer…
    But never tried koftas. Will try sometime.
    Thank you for the recipe Jayashree.

  11. Sapana Behl

    I have never cooked spinach kofta curry but seeing your ingredients list I am tempted to try it soon.

  12. Priya Kumar

    wow spinach kofta curry surely be a hit. looking so tempting. Just few mins before had spinach with corn.. let me try this

  13. Lata Lala

    Palak kofta looks so good. We love palak and make once a week. I have never made these type of koftas and I am so tempted to make it soon.

  14. Jayasri

    Palak and koftas! Perfect combo! My kids would die for this! Yummy recipe

  15. Sandhya

    I love palak curries and koftas so this is my favorite combination. What a yummy and healthy recipe Jayashree!

  16. Lathiya

    Never heard palak kofta curry. This looks delicious though. It should taste great with hot rotis.

  17. amrita roy

    This is a beautiful recipe dear… I would love to pair with my rotis and this is good to go with plain rice or any pulao..

  18. Archana

    Very innovative dish. This curry looks delicious and sounds so yummy. Will love it with rice.

  19. cookingwithsapana

    I have never made this classic curry ever before, can you believe it. Reading your post, I guess I should make it soon. Looks absolutely delicious.

  20. mayurisjikoni

    Lovely recipe to have spinach as the gravy and also some in the kofta. Also not deep frying them, makes it so much healthier. Love the colour of the gravy.

  21. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Love koftas and dunked in spinach gravy makes it more healthy and delicious.

  22. theculinarypeace

    Spinach and koftas, what a lovely combo. Indeed a great option to increase the greens intake.

  23. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    What a lovely idea jaya !!! Koftas in spinach gravy really looks so eye-catchy… its a lovely way to include greens in our diet

  24. poonampagar

    I love spinach but never made a kofta curry with it. Your curry with pan fried koftas sounds healthy and delicious !

  25. sizzlingtastebuds

    The colour just pops here, jayashree not to differ the vibrant colour of the spinach ! The kids love koftas in most forms , & am sure to make this soon

  26. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    lovely option for palak dish, so healthy indeed !! the non-fried kofta in this green gravy really is looing so tempting that one will surely enjoy with some hot phulka 🙂



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