Kofta Balls with Indian Tomato Sauce

For the sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
4 cups tomatoes, chopped
12 teaspoon garam masala
14 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
For the kofta:_
1 cup extra firm tofu, cut into cubes
1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup cornmeal
14 teaspoon ajowan or caraway seeds
6 cloves garlic, peeled and stemmed
1 jalapeno, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons cilantro
Olive oil, for frying

Cooked rice, for serving

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  Add onions and sauté until soft.  Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric, and salt.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes break down and form sauce, about 20 to 30 minutes. 

2. Place tofu, chickpeas, cornmeal, seeds, garlic, jalapeno, salt, and cilantro in food processor bowl.  Process until smooth and mixture pulls away from sides of processor bowl.  Form into small golf ball-sized balls. 

3. Add oil to skillet, about 14-inch deep.  Heat over medium heat.  Fry balls, working in batches, until golden brown on all sides.  Remove from pan and drain on paper towel-lined plate. 

4. Serve sauce on top of rice with Kofta balls on top. 

Kofa Balls with Indian Tomato Sauce

This recipe is from Food-Fitness-FreshAir.  It’s one of the tastier things I’ve made recently and it’s vegan as well!  I doubled the Kofta ingredients and this made a great meal for the three of us.  I probably could have quadrupled everything so that we could have enjoyed more leftovers, but I didn’t think of that until it was too late.  I’m looking forward to making this again in the future.