Spinach Koftas

Koftas are Indian spiced meatballs often made with lamb. This is our delicious vegetarian version made with spinach, paneer, herbs and spices. Simmering these koftas in our Butter Masala sauce brings the whole dish together for a sumptuous meal!

Serves 2-3



1 tsp neutral oil

1 tbsp small diced onion

1 tsp minced garlic

5 oz baby spinach

¼ cup mashed potato

½ cup grated paneer

½ tsp garam masala

1 mint sprig, chopped, no stems

2-3 cilantro sprigs, chopped

½ tsp sweet paprika

2 tbsp chickpea flour, plus more if needed

½ tsp salt

Oil for deep frying


1 jar Maya Kaimal Butter Masala Simmer Sauce

Chopped cilantro, for garnish

Garam Masala, for garnish


Step 1
In a sauté pan, heat the oil, add the onions, garlic, and spinach. Sweat for 2-3 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Cool completely and blend in a blender or food processor to make a smooth paste.

Step 2
In a bowl, combine the spinach puree, and all the kofta ingredients and make a soft dough. Add more chickpea flour if it is too sticky. Wet your hands and roll into 10 balls, about 2 tbsp each.

Step 3
Heat about 1 inch oil in a pan for deep frying. Deep fry the koftas until golden brown. Take them out on a paper towel lined plate and set aside

Step 4
Pour the Maya Kaimal Butter Masala Simmer Sauce into a small pot. Heat through. Add the fried koftas and simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 5
Garnish with cilantro & garam masala. Serve hot with naan or rice. Enjoy!