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.