Naaspati ke Kofte
These pear dumplings in tomato gravy will leave you satisfied hours after your meal
 Chef Gautam Mehrishi's Naaspati ke Kofte Recipe

- Indian

Cooking Time

-15 Min

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • FOR kofta
  • 1pear
  • 1 cup paneergrated
  • 1 tsp red chilli paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR gravy
  • 4tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 7dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp green cardamom
  • 1 tbsp green fenugreek
  • 1-2cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp red chilli paste
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp cashew nut paste
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR garnish
  • Malai
  • coriander leaves


  1. 1

    In a bowl, add finely chopped pear, paneer, red chilli paste, salt, cumin seeds, and corn flour.
  2. 2

    Mix well.
  3. 3

    In a mixer, add the chopped tomatoes, cloves, salt, cumin seeds, water, and oil to prepare a paste.
  4. 4

    Shape the pear mixture like a kofta and coat it with corn flour.
  5. 5

    Heat mustard oil in a pan; add red chilli, green cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, tomato paste, water, red chilli paste, tomato puree, and cashewnut paste.
  6. 6

    Mix to prepare a gravy.
  7. 7

    While the gravy is cooking, fry the pear mixture koftas.
  8. 8

    Serve the koftas with the gravy.
  9. 9

    Garnish with the malai and coriander leaves.
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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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