For this recipe I collaborated with my friend and fellow Strala guide Kirthana who is always making the yummiest, healthy, (mostly) plant based food. She lives in India so I haven't gotten to tasting her food but her photos make me drool.
When I am in the mood for comfort food and curry this is usually my go to recipe. Kofta is traditionally ground up veggies mixed with besan (chickpea flour), shaped into balls, fried and then placed in a flavorful curry sauce.
A few months ago I started a real buckwheat kick after a friend bought me a package of kasha (dry roasted buckwheat) from a Polish food store. Then I went to Russian Banya and got inspired to make these wild mushrooms I had there. These mushrooms were the best part of that night because I'm not sure why I thought it was a good idea to sweat in three different sauna rooms and then take a cold shower.
Chana Masala is one of my favorite dishes but I might say that about every vegetarian curry, so don't take my word for it. Seriously though I don't think I've ever met anyone who likes South Asian cuisine that says Chana Masala isn't the best. What makes this curry taste so good?