Continuing from my article of 20th August 2015 titled “Unearthing of the lost” I have a little detail on another dish that was served during the festival called the Kancha Kofta.
What is it– This dish was part of erstwhile Mughal cuisine which has faded away now. When it was placed in front of us it looked like any other ordinary gravy with Kofte (meatballs) in it. Once you slice a Kofta in 2 half pieces you realise that it has an empty spot/void in between and that is the beauty of this dish. A solid meatball with an empty space in between.
Traditionally all meatballs are made by hand or by machines in a modern-day kitchen. But whatever the method adopted would be, if there is any mould used to leave that space it would even have an exit point on the meatball, which was not the case here.
How is it done– It’s a really smart trick that’s used to make something like this, A small dollop of clarified butter (ghee) is scooped out, given around small shape of marble and frozen.
Once this is frozen it is inserted inside the meatball, as the meatball starts to cook, the clarified butter tends to melt into the ball leaving the space behind.
Origin– Part of the erstwhile Mughal cuisine which have evolved time and again wiping out of some of the old-school dishes from the time.
If you happen to hear even remotely about any of these dishes or any other similar ones, It’s definitely worth a try considering not only the taste but the sheer amount of technicality involved in cooking just one single piece of it. Do let us know if you even lay your hands on it.
Interesting, I didn’t know that’s how they were made. That looks delicious!
They aren’t made anymore, more like extinct. How have you been
Can you make some and send them to me? These look amazingly delicious!
Lol come here I’ll make for you, better off get me there and I’ll make it ><
They look so amazing…i love Veg Kofta 🙂
It’s not a veg one but maybe you could try the veg version of the same
Yes, that’s what we normally have at home 🙂
Try the non veg one if you eat that too
No, I am pure veg
Hmm that’s alright, there’s lot of stuff in veg to explore too
wow… i did not know this…
There are lot of classic dishes like that, sadly they aren’t documented well and are vanishing