Low-Carb Vegetarian Kofta Balls

by KetoDietApp.com

Step 1To make the koftas, grate the zucchini and paneer by hand or in a food processor.

Step 2Add all kofta ingredients to a food processor fitted with an S blade, and pulse until combined and broken down to the size of rough breadcrumbs.

Step 3Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes — the water from the zucchini will be absorbed by the lupin flakes which will soften in this time, and the mixture will bind together with the help of the psyllium husks.

Step 4Preheat oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional), or 160 °C/ 320 °F (fan assisted). Remove the mixture from the fridge and shape into 20 small balls (about 28 g/ 1 oz each). Place on a greased tray, and bake 30 minutes, turning half way through.

Step 5Make the sauce while the koftas are baking. Add the onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, chilli, fennel seeds, coconut and water to a high-powdered blender and blend until smooth.

Step 6Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add bay leaves and cook for a few seconds. Add the ground spices and mix in, stirring a few times to coat, and then add the tomato mixture.

Step 7Add the coconut cream and stir to combine. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so the onion gets well roasted. Season with salt to taste.

Step 8Both the sauce and koftas will keep a few days in a sealed container in the fridge. The koftas are nicest if quickly panfried to reheat.

Step 9These koftas can be enjoyed on their own topped with the korma sauce and a spoonful of yogurt. Or, serve alongside some steamed greens, on top of some cauliflower rice, or in a keto tortilla/wrap.