Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kofta curry

Kofta, also known as meatballs, are made with minced meat and are known to be very spicy and juicy. Kofta curry is the life of dinner or lunch parties which makes fiesta heavy and tempting. Try the following recipes and no body will be able to resist the aroma and taste of this exotic dish. It is heavy in calories and fats so it will not be good idea for people on diet to eat it. One tip which is very useful for making smooth koftas and that is if your kofta cracks or the mixture thickens, then add corn flour in it and first boil a little ball in water to check if everything is right or not.

For making Kofta:

  • Half kilograms boneless chicken or mutton
  • One medium sized onion (roughly sliced)
  • One tablespoon ginger garlic paste (adrak lehsan paste)
  • Salt as per taste
  • One teaspoon grounded red chilli (kuti laal mirch)
  • One egg
  • Two tablespoons cornflour
  • Half teaspoon all spices powder (garam masala powder)
  • Two green chillies
  • Fresh coriander leaves
Preparation Process:
In the food processor, place meat and all other spices and grind until it turns into fine mince. Grease your palms with oil and make medium sized balls of the meat.

For making curry:

  • 2 big onions (finely sliced)
  • 2 big sized tomatoes (finely sliced)
  • Salt as per taste
  • One teaspoon red chilli powder (laal mirch powder)
  • Half teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • Half teaspoon grounded dry coriander (kuta dhania)
  • Half teaspoon all spices powder (garam masala powder)
  • Half teaspoon haldi (turmeric)
  • One teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • Quarter cup oil
  • Green chillies
  • Fresh coriander leaves
Preparation Process:
Fry the onions in the oil till they turn golden brown. Add tomatoes and ginger garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, cumin, coriander and haldi and cook until oil appears on the surface. Add two cups water and koftas and let them cook on low flame without stirring the spoon and by covering the lid. When gravy thickens and little cracks appear on the surface of koftas then it means kofta curry is ready. Dish it out and garnish with green chilies and coriander leaves and all spices powder.

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