Vegetable koftas with saffron rice

Tasteful Vegetable koftas with saffron rice Recipe

Lentils with mashed vegetables are a delicious and healthy meat substitute in these tasty koftas.
Vegetable koftas with saffron rice
Prep Time : 0:10 | Cook Time : 0:22 | Total Time : 0:32 | Serving : 4 person.


  • 200g (1 cup) Basmati rice

  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads

  • 50g butter

  • 2 large coliban potatoes, cut into 2cm pieces

  • 2 carrots, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces

  • 95g (1/2 cup) canned brown lentils, rinsed, drained

  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander

  • 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 x 250g jar korma simmer sauce (Patak’s brand)

  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Cook rice with saffron following packet directions (approx 15 min). Drain and return to pan. Stir in half the butter and cover to keep warm.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook potato and carrot in a saucepan of boiling water for 6-7 minutes. Drain. Place in a bowl with lentils. Roughly mash. Add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander, flour and garam masala. Combine well. Divide into 12 portions and shape into 8cm patties. Heat remaining butter in a frying pan over high heat until foaming. Add patties and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine korma sauce and tomato in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until hot.

  • Step 4

    Top rice with koftas and sauce. Sprinkle with coriander leaves.

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