Tuesday 23 September 2008

Kofta Curry

Kofta Curry

For Koftas:1kg chopped Meat
1 chopped Onion
2-3 Green Chillies
1 tbsp Black Cardamom seeds; crushed
3 tbsp Bengal Gram flour / Besan / Kadala Mavu
1 Egg
1 tsp Red Chilly powder
2" piece Ginger
Oil for Frying
Salt to taste

For Gravy:
3 chopped Onions
2 pieces Ginger
8 Garlic flakes
3 Tomatoes, pureed
1 Tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Red Chilly powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Oil or Ghee
2 tsp Coriander powder

  • Put all the kofta ingredients except the egg in a mixer and run the mixer till a smooth paste is obtained. Remove the paste and add the egg and mix well. Form kofta balls of 1 1/2" diameter and deep fry till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • Grind Onion, Ginger and garlic in to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • To make Tomato puree, dip tomatoes in boiling water for 5 seconds. Remove from water and peel the outer skin of the tomatoes. Chop tomatoes and run in the mixer at high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a heavy bottom pan. Add the onion, garlic and ginger paste and stir till it browns. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chillies, coriander powder and salt. Stop frying when oil starts separating. Add 3 cups of water. when the gravy starts boiling, turn heat to medium. Introduce koftas one by one. Simmer with half covered lid for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala and coriander leaves on top before serving.
  • Goes well with Sannas, Palappam, VellayappamNan, Chapathi, Pulav etc

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  1. Swapna, these koftas look so inviting! Tks for recipe-sharing!

  2. Kids wd hv holidays frm 28th on! Hmm great for them, after that its the 6.15 routine! :D

  3. Thank you Happy Cook!!

    Thaks Purnima!!! why from 28th?? its from 30th-4th right??his teacher said like that...ya 6.15 is lil difficult...now they are very happpy to go at 7.15...


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