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Shaam Savera

5 from 1 vote

Some recipes are just too tempting to be tried and this is one of them. I had seen this in chef Sanjeev kapoor's show and I so wanted to try this signature dish of his. Presenting, "SHAAM SAVERA"... Paneer stuffed spinach koftas, cooked in makhni gravy.. spicy, tangy and absolute yum..
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • For the koftas: Spinach leaves - 2 cups
  • Paneer - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 th tsp
  • Salt
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies chopped - 1
  • Besan - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 th tsp
  • For the gravy : Tomato puree - 1 cup
  • Green chillies chopped - 2
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 3 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted kasuri methi - 1 tsp
  • Salt


  • To make the koftas, chop the spinach leaves and blanch them in hot water. Drain them and wash them in cold water. Drain and keep aside.
  • Now heat a pan with little oil, add the cumin seeds and then the chopped chillies.
  • Mix and saute till the besan is cooked and leaves the sides of the pan.Then add the spinach leaves and cook till done. Keep aside.
  • Now add the turmeric powder.Stir and add the besan followed by salt.
  • Now crumble the Paneer and cardamom powder, salt. Mix and make 8 equal sized balls out of it.
  • Now make 8 balls out of the spinach mix and stuff each one with the Paneer balls and reshape them.
  • Dust them in cornflour and deep fry them. Keep aside.Now to make the gravy, heat a heavy bottomed kadhai with butter.
  • Add the tomato puree, salt and all the powdered masalas. (While making the puree, blend the blanched tomatoes with the ginger and green chillies).
  • Cook till the masala is done and leaves the sides.Now add some water and salt to make the gravy.
  • Once it comes up to boil and then add the roasted kasuri methi. Now cut the koftas into halves and place them into the gravy to serve.

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Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee
Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee

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