Fig , Potato & Cottage cheese koftas in Tomato Cashew Sauce


Creaminess of  cottage cheese and potato  , combined with the sweetness of  figs , balanced  with a hint of chillies  and finished off in  rich , tangy  tomato cashew-nut sauce. In other words , a must try !

Potato Cottage cheese  Koftas stuffed with Fig
– 1  (150 gms ) medium Potato boiled  and grated
– 100 gms cottage cheese  grated
– 1 tbsp  corn flour(for binding)
– ¼ tsp pepper powder
– pinch of  Salt
– 5 dried figs soaked  in hot  water
– 1 cup Sunflower Oil – to shallow fry  the koftas

Tomato Cashew nut sauce
– 2 medium tomatoes
– 2 green chillies
– 50gms roasted  cashews
– 1 tsp ginger  paste
– ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
– 1/2 tsp turmeric
– 1/2 chilli powder
– 1/2 coriander powder
– 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
– Salt according to taste
– 2 tbsp sunflower  oil
– 1 tbsp fresh Cream







  1. Combine grated potatoes and  cottage cheese , season with salt and pepper.Add Corn Flour and mix well . Knead to  a smooth dough .
  2. Drain the figs from water , pat dry and chop  finely
  3. Divide the dough into small portions . Roll each  portions into 1/2 inch balls .Dust your hands with corn flour  , take one portion at a  time and flatten the kofta . Fill the kofa with figs and roll it into a round ball.Repeat with the remaining koftas .
  4. Heat oil in a Wok , fry the kofta till golden brown , drain on paper towel
  5. Blend the tomatoes , cashews and chilies with little water  in a food processor to a smooth paste .
  6.  Heat oil in a non-stick pan , add cumin , let it splutter .
  7. Add, ginger paste and  fry well , now add tomato -cashew paste , mix well.Add a little water if the sauce is too thick .please use a long handled ladle or spoon to mix the sauce as  the tomato -cashew paste may splutter while cooking.
  8.  Add turmeric , chilli powder and coriander powder (Basic spice mixture). Mix well . Add a little  hot water if the sauce is too thick. Add garam masala powder .Mix Well. Bring the sauce to a boil ,then, reduce the flame and simmer the sauce  for 2 to 3 mins .
  9. The sauce is ready when the oil starts to surface on top .
  10. Just before serving add the koftas and gently coat with the  sauce .*
  11. Remove  from the heat and add fresh cream  , Garnish with chopped coriander and serve .IMG_1611