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Pumpkin pie spice kofta

Sangeetha Anguraj TeaChef Level 1

Pumpkin pie spice Kofta Curry Recipe is a lighter version of a creamy and rich kofta curry. The koftas are made from a roasted pumpkin that is mashed to form a pulp and mixed along with besan and corn meal to bind. Then these are fried on to a kuzhi paniyaram pan until it crisp up. The crispy koftas are then dunk in a yogurt based spice curry. Pumpkin is considered as squash that is rich in Vitamin C and potassium. It is also good for the heart and rich in antioxidants

30 m 4


  • ∆3 tbsp - Coconut milk
  • ∆3 - Tomatoes, chopped
  • ∆1 tsp - Ginger and garlic paste
  • ∆2 - Onions, chopped
  • ∆2 tsp - Chilly powder
  • ∆1 tsp - Garam masala/spice powder
  • ∆2tsp-pumpkin pie spice
  • ∆1 tsp - Coriander powder
  • ∆1 tsp - Cumin powder
  • ∆1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • ∆2 tbsp - Coriander leaves
  • ∆Salt to taste
  • ∆Oil for frying
  • For the Koftas:
  • ∆2 cups - Grated pumpkin
  • ∆3 tbsp - Plain flour (maida)
  • ∆1 - Small onion minced
  • ∆1 tsp - Minced ginger
  • ∆2 - Potatoes, boiled and mashed


∆Mix the grated pumpkin, mashed potato, flour, minced onion, minced ginger, salt and water to form a thick batter.

∆Heat oil in a pan and fry 2-3 teaspoonfuls of the batter until a golden colour. Keep aside.

∆Now in 3 tbsp of the remaining oil, saute the chopped onions until pink.

∆Add the pumpkin pie spice, ginger and garlic paste, tomatoes, chilly powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt and fry until the tomatoes turn soften and the oil separates from the mixture.

∆Now add the coconut milk and 1 cup of water and let it boil.

∆Add the fried koftas to this and simmer until the gravy thickens.

∆Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

∆Serve with chapattis or rice

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