Zafrani Kumbh Kofta | Mushroom Kofta in Yellow Gravy

Zafrani Kumbh Kofta is one dish I prepared giving it my twist where I’ve used mushrooms stuffed with mashed potato which gives the stuffing a binding and the richness of grated paneer and raisins added to it. Usually, Indian versions of Kofta is prepared and served with gravy made of onions and tomatoes which is normally on a sweeter side. However, Zafrani Kumbh Kofta calls for stuffed mushrooms prepared and cooked in yellow gravy which has raisins added to it which giving the dish richness and sweetness. The gravy for this dish is a rich gravy which calls for cashews, cream and curd. Another and most important ingredient adding to the richness is Zafran which is also known as Saffron or Kesar in Hindi which is mostly used in Indian and Mughlai cuisine.

This is a perfect recipe one may want to follow for a Yellow Gravy / Yellow Curry and also for everyone who loves restaurant food. You can say it is a restaurant style Kumbh Kofta. This recipe for yellow gravy can be used as a base to prepare any dish with paneer, stuffed capsicum, mushroom mutter and even chicken. The garam masala used in this recipe is basically same masala that is used to prepare Korma/Qorma dishes. If you have the Korma masala pack at home, feel free to use it else you can read on to my recipe below for the home made masala.

Duxelles

Duxelles – Well this is a French term used for finely chopped or minced mushrooms, cooked with garlic and seasonings. Duxelles can be prepared using various seasonings and it makes an amazing filling for puff pastries, croissants, chicken.

I’ve been fond of mushrooms ever since and enjoy my pizza’s, pastas, noodles almost all dishes that are loaded with mushrooms. When I learnt about Duxelles, I instantly recollected the chicken and mushroom pastries I used to pick up from Gaylord, a restaurant and bakery close to our house. I didn’t mind waiting patiently for the next batch to get baked as they were so delicious. As a kid I didn’t know that minced mushrooms were called Duxelles. Like always, I wanted to recreate the same taste that I relished during my childhood days and so, here I am with the recipe for Mushroom Duxelles.