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Indian flavored Cauliflower kofta with Creamy Tomato Sauce -- serve them as side dish for your holiday parties and game nights.


20 Kofta

Total time

60 minutes





  • 2 cups Cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 small Potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 0.25 tsp Turmeric
  • 0.25 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 0.25 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.25 tsp ground coriander
  • 2~3 tbsp Chickpea flour (besan) or All purpose flour
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro,
  • 1 small Onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 0.5 tsp ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 0.25 tsp curry powder
  • 0.125 tsp Turmeric
  • 0.125 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1~2 tbsp heavy cream
  • to taste Salt


  1. Steam or microwave the cauliflower until tender, about 3~5 minutes. Lightly mash and set aside.
  2. Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add onion, ginger and garlic; cook till the onions are translucent, about 3~4 minutes.
  3. Next add the mashed cauliflower and mashed potato. Stir in turmeric, red chili powder, ground cumin, coriander and salt. Mix well and cook for 2~3 minutes. Turn off the heat and cool slightly.
  4. Coarsely grind the chickpeas into a coarse paste. Remove into a mixing bowl and add the cauliflower mixer, chopped cilantro and adjust the seasoning. Add the chickpea flour (or flour) and mix well. Try to form a ball with the mixture, if it does not come together add a little more flour.
  5. Take 1 tbsp of mixture and make koftas.
  6. Koftas can be baked in a preheated 400°F oven (spray them with cooking spray) or they can be deep fried. I fried them in a aebleskiver (appe) pan for a low fat option. Take them out onto paper towel lined plate. Serve Warm with the creamy tomato sauce.
  7. Heat 2tsp oil, add onion, ginger, garlic and cook for 4~5 minutes. Add the tomato puree, cover and cook for 3~4 minutes.
  8. Add curry powder, turmeric, red chili powder and cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt.
  9. Stir in heavy cream and let the sauce heat through, about 1~2 minutes.

✅ Vegan

Contains allergens

✅ Dairy