Soy and Sweet Potato Koftas - My Friday Food Swings

Soy and Sweet Potato Koftas


Soy and Sweet Potato Koftas


I have not been cooking at all and working with the camera is a dream. All I am doing now is working on the interiors of the house like crazy, now that we have moved in two weeks back. Putting things together keeping in mind the color scheme and space available has been quite a task. However, it is such a fulfilling experience and privilege to be able to pick every straw that would go into your nest. I have posted a couple of pics of the house on Instagram and I will be posting a lot more in the coming future.



And yes being busy with the house means being away from the blog. However, the house was another good way to validate the tremendous love that I have for interior design. Even when we lived in one-bedroom apartments and just got started off with our lives here in the US, I would always work on giving our space a distinct identity, something that is imperfectly perfect. What I am trying to come at is I have a very clear style in mind when it comes to my house. I know the colors I want, the accents I want and the layout I want. And it better be that way, especially this time, when Sam went out of his way to get the space designed as per my wish. So right now my focus has completely shifted from food styling to meeting the styling requirements of our nest and trust me the process can be extremely taxing. But then this is also a dream come true for anyone who gets a kick from squeezing the creative juices within.



Now coming to the recipe, this Sweet Potato Soy Kofta curry is my go-to dish on Mondays, which are essentially meatless for us. These koftas do not let anyone miss meat at all. Made from sweet potato and soy chunks, these are good for you. And the added bonus is I airfry them or just bake them. So they are high on the guilt-free index too.


Last year around the beginning of the year, I had a done a 20 pounds weight loss challenge. Sweet potato was one of the carb food choices, which was allowed in the program. And I fell in love with this unassumingly humble starch. Not only this acts as a binder in this recipe but also the sweetness it renders accentuates the overall taste and mouth-feel of the koftas. A perfect dish to entertain with and enjoyed best with roti or rice.


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Soy and Sweet Potato Koftas
Serves 4
A delicious weeknight spin on a classic Kofta curry.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
0 calories
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Koftas
  1. Sweet Potato – 1 cup ( Boiled and Mashed)
  2. Soy Granules – ½ cup
  3. Corn Flour – 2 tbsp
  4. Bread Crumbs – 2 tbsp
  5. Corn Kernels – 2 tbsp
  6. Salt – To Taste
  7. Sugar- To Taste
  8. Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  10. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  12. Kasoori Methi – 2 tsp
For the Gravy
  1. Onion – 1/3 cup ( finely chopped)
  2. Ginger – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
  3. Garlic – 2 tsp (finely chopped)
  4. Tomatoes – 1 big (Finely chopped)
  5. Whole Bayleaf – 1
  6. Whole Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  7. Green Cardamom – 2
  8. Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  9. Tomato Paste – 1 tbsp
  10. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
  12. Garam Masala – 2 tsp
  13. Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  14. Salt – To Taste
  15. Sugar – To taste
  16. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp
  17. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  18. Coconut Milk – 2 tbsp
  19. Kasoori methi – 1 tsp
  20. Cilantro – 2 tbsp(finely chopped)
For the Koftas
  1. Boil the sweet potato until it is tender and make sure that it did not have too much water. After it is boiled, allow it to sit on a straining colander to get rid of the moisture.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients. Once mixed, make small balls. If the mix looks too moist, feel free to add a little corn flour.
  3. Put the balls in the air fryer and allow them to cook for 12 mins. They should brown evenly.
  4. Remove and set aside.
For the Gravy
  1. Heat the vegetable oil over a medium flame.
  2. Add the whole spices, bay leaf, cumin seeds, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Let the oil get fragrant with the spices for about a minute.
  3. Add the onion, ginger and garlic. Saute for about 4-5 mins until the onion looks translucent.
  4. Add tomato and sauté for another 3 mins over medium flame.
  5. Add tomato paste and mix it in.
  6. In the meantime, take ½ cup of hot water and add the spices, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chili powder. Mix them in and pour it over the sautéing onion-tomatoes.
  7. Add salt and sugar to taste and keep stirring for 3-4 mins.
  8. Now add 1 cup of water and let it come to a boil. Let it simmer for 3-4 mins or until the gravy reduces to half its consistency.
  9. Add coconut milk and mix it in and while it is still simmering, add ghee and garam masala and stir them in.
  10. Remove from heat and add kasoori methi and finely chopped cilantro.
  11. Serve with rice or roti.
  1. P.S: There's a problem with the Recipe Plugin that I use and the NF table is not getting populated. Please bear with me, I will change the Recipe Plugin this weekend!
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