Spinach Kofta Curry (autumn harvest dinner party)

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 can be used for a range of dishes, quick cooking and not to forget its health benefits. Here is an accompaniment which you can use it with steamed rice or roti.

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


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tasty and healthy

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.






  1. 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 says:

      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. 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! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. spinach and kofta two favorites in one bowl. Love it.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Jagruti says:

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

  10. Lathiya says:

    healthy and yummy dish

  11. 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.

  12. Sapana Behl says:

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

  13. Priya Kumar says:

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

  14. Loved recipe… Nicely explained .

Spinach Kofta Curry (autumn harvest dinner party)