“Time and again
come joy come pain
your smile your words
of the values
instilled in our minds
has taught me so much
that I can carry forward
to my kids,
of living this life
with love,with compassion
with a purpose
One remarkable woman is on my mind today.A woman who has endured so much pain in the past few months..Lost her husband,survived a life threatening health scare and still trying to recover,but yet she smiles in all her pain,yet she speaks of postivity,of happiness,of joy,of love.Yeah that’s my Mom.And I’m so greatful that she is a part of my life.
My mom makes the best Koftas ever.And today I thought of recreating her favorite recipe using Brussels Sprouts along with some dried sweetened cranberries and I’m elated that it turned out absolutely delicious.A new family favorite indeed.Its a special dish that requires a special occasion for it to be served.
My Brussels Sprouts Kofta is one amazing dish with some exotic flavors and super simple for anyone to try.I recently spotted sliced Brussles Sprouts at Trader Joe’s and couldn’t resist buying one pack.It made the whole process so much more quicker.The koftas have Indian spices, ginger and dried cranberries and are bound together using some Gram Flour (Besan) easily available at your local Indian Grocers.The combination of the tart, sweet,spicy flavors is insanely good and will convert any Brussels Sprouts hater into a Brussels Sprouts lover.The only thing that you have to be careful about is to not cook the koftas for too long in the sauce.They might collapse.You can cook the sauce separately and add the koftas into the sauce just before serving and cook for a couple of minutes.It should be perfectly coated in the juices and taste delicious.Enjoy.
“Wishing all you Moms a Very Happy Mother’s Day”
Brussels Sprouts Kofta
- Brussels Sprouts Shredded-2-3 cups
- Gram Flour (Besan)-1/2 cup
- Crushed Ginger-1 tsp
- Dried Sweetened Cranberries-3/4 cupCashews chopped-1/2 cup
- Ground Coriander-1 tsp
- Ground Cumin- 1tsp
- Salt-1 tsp
- Oil-to deep fry
- Onion Medium-1 finely chopped
- Crushed Ginger-1 tsp
- Crushed Garlic-1 tsp
- Medium Tomatoes-2 (pureed)
- Ground Cumin-1 tsp
- Ground Coriander-1 tsp
- Garam Masala-1 tsp
- Turmeric-1/2 tsp
- Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
- Salt- to taste
- Sugar-1 tsp
- water-1 1/2 cups
- Oil 2-3 tbsp
- In a deep fry pan heat oil on medium.
- In a microwave safe dish soften the shredded brussels sprouts for about 3-4 minutes.
- Mix all Kofta Ingredients and roll into small balls.
- Deep fry the balls in the oil in batches until golden on all sides and keep aside.
- In a separate pan heat the oil and add onions.
- Fry for about 4 minutes until golden and add the ginger and garlic.
- Add the tomatoes and spices and cook until oil starts to separate from the sides.
- Add the water, bring to a boil.Lower the heat and cook for about 6-7 minutes.
- Adjust the seasonings.Your sauce is ready.
- When its time to serve, just add the balls into the gravy and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve hot with Naan, Roti or Rice.
Sunday Supper is celebrating Mother’s Day and my friend Liz from That Skinny Chick can Bake is hosting this exciting event.Scroll down for some mouthwatering breakfasts,appetizers,entrees and desserts for Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Breakfast:
- Bacon,Egg and Cheddar Scones from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Chai Berry Muffins from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Almond Prune Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Greek Breakfast Strata from Curious Cuisiniere
- Maple Almond Butter from girlichef
- Orange Julius from Neighborfood
- Rum Rolls from Daily Dish Recipes
- Slow Cooker Eggs with an Asian Accent from NinjaBaking.com
Mother’s Day Appetizers, Soups and Salads:
- Asparagus and Prosciutto Crostini from Hip Foodie Mom
- Carrot Ginger Soup from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Chilled Spring Pea Soup from An Appealing Plan
- I Love You Mom Melon Salad from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Limoncello and Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Strawberry Salad with Asparagus Mousse from Delaware Girl Eats
- Truffled Sea Salt Shrimp Arugula Salad from Family Foodie
- Vegetable Shu Mai from My Healthy Eating Habits
Mother’s Day Main Dishes:
- Betty’s Salad from Jelly Toast
- Brussels Sprouts Kofta from Soni’s Food
- Cajun Shrimp Eggplant Casserole from Food Lust People Love
- Crepes Lorraine from Noshing With The Nolands
- Greek Chicken Pizza from Casa de Crews
- Ham and Spinach Quiche from Try Anything Once Culinary
- Lightened-Up Penne & Tomato Cream Sauce with Peas & Prosciutto from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Mac & Cheese Dressed Up for Mother’s Day from Cooking Chat
- Mini Pot Pies from Jane’s Adventures in Cooking
- Paprika Shrimp from Nosh My Way
- Spears in a Blanket from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Mother’s Day Desserts:
- Banana Cream Pie from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Black-Eyed Susan from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cannoncini alla Crema from Manu’s Menu
- Chocolate Babka from Run DMT
- Chocolate Caramel Tart from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chocolate Creme Brûlée from Desserts Required
- Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Gluten Free Lemon Curd Pie from Gluten Free Crumbley
- Lemon Cookies from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Limoncello Lemon Pound Cake from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Mom’s Glazed Blueberry Tarts from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Mom’s Coconut Macaroons from MealDiva
- Mango Sorbet from Pescetarian Journal
- PB&J Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Peach Cobbler from Cookin’ Mimi
- Pina Colada Cake from The Foodie Army Wife
- Pineapple Empanadas from La Cocina de Leslie
- Scotch Tea Cookies from Shockingly Delicious
- Strawberry Shortcake Whipped Cream Cupcakes from Seduction in the Kitchen
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Pies and Plots
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here—>Sunday Supper Movement.