Koftas are mostly loved by everyone. Koftas are mostly made of meat balls in rich gravy that is served with steaming hot Rice or rotis. I love Koftas(Vegetarian) anytime. I make different types of Vegetarian Koftas. Most popular ones are made from Potatoes, cabbage ,Raw Banana. I have experimented with Raw Papaya and Paneer. It is just out of the world, absolutely delish and will be enjoyed by all age groups.
It is easy to make. I have added some multigrain too to make it healthier.

Recipe for Raw Papaya and Panner Kofta:
Ingredients for Kofta:
1 Medium size Raw Papaya cut into Pieces
20 Paneer Cubes
1 Potato cut into big Pcs
1 Onion finely chopped
2 Green Chillies slit
5 Tbsp Multigrain Powder( Quinoa, flaxseeds,chia seeds,green gram powder –roasted and coarsely powdered)
1 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
1 Tsp Sabji Masala
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Ajwain/ Carrom Seeds
1 Tsp red chilli powder
Fresh coriander finely chopped
Oil for frying


Boil the raw papaya, potato ,green chilli and Paneer in 1/4 glass of water in a cooker .
Once boiled all it to cool. Squeeze and remove excess water. Keep this water aside.
Mash the boiled veggie and paneer. Add tapioca flour,sabji masala,salt,red chilli powder,ajwain,finely chopped onions,coriander and mix well.
Shape them into round balls, roll them in the multigrain powder and deep fry. Keep them aside.

Ingredients for Gravy:
4 Onions(medium sized)
3 Tomatoes (Medium Sized)
2 Green Chillies
2 Red Dry Chillies
10 Cashews
10 Almonds
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Tsp Jeera
½ Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
¼ Tsp Turmeric/Haldi
Roasted Sesame seeds for Garnishing

Cut the onions and tomatoes into pieces. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add Jeera,red chilli powder and Turmeric/Haldi. Saute for 2 seconds. Add Cashews and Almonds. Roast for a minute. Add chopped onions, red chillies, green chillies, and roast till the onions turn slightly brown. Add the chopped Tomatoes and Saute till they turn mushy. Allow this mixture to cool. Once cooled divide the mixture into 2 parts. Grind one part coarsely and the other into a fine paste.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add Jeera and red chilli powder . Add both the mixtures, water of the boiled veggies, garam masala and mix well. Add another glass of water and let it simmer on low flame. Once it starts to boil switch off the flame. Add the Koftas , garnish with Roasted Sesame seeds and serve hot with Rotis or Phulkas.
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  1. -

    Gravy looks awesome.. I must try raw papaya koftas.. they look good.

    • - Post author

      Thank you.Do give your feedback whenever you try.

  2. -

    Yum, that looks really good. Lovely colours and the spices sound just right.

  3. -

    you know preethi, I simply love this gravy….mouthwatering post!! 🙂

  4. -

    Beautiful colours. Love koftas!

  5. -

    Never thought about combining papaya and paneer.. Will be delicious I hope.. will try

    • - Post author

      Thank you Sundari. Yes it tastes yum. Do try and give your feedback.

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    This is such a fun recipe. I love kofta’s and often make them with paneer but never added papaya to it. Sounds like a delicious plan 🙂

    • - Post author

      Thank you Molly. Its a yummy combo. Glad you liked it.

    • - Post author

      Thank you Sathya. Do give our feedback in case you try.

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    Wow..this looks a hit..trying koftas with diff veggies..nice

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