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Meat Ball Curry/Kofta Curry



Meat Ball Curry/Kofta Curry

Today's recipe is a delicious meat ball/ kofta curry which goes well with rice, pulao or naan. If you want to try something different for dinner try this kofta curry. This is a great dish to serve when you have friends over for dinner. Kofta curry is definitely worth a try-juicy and tender meat balls are cooked in a  rich tangy mildly spiced tomato based gravy enriched with aromatic spices.

The first time I tried the kofta curry was in Delhi and it was creamy  rich curry with lots of fresh cream and the meat balls were cooked over charcoal for a smoky flavor. So if you want that authentic flavor try barbecuing the meatballs before adding to the gravy. I wanted to try my own version of kofta curry and added cashew nut paste instead of cream and my family enjoyed for dinner with vegetable pulao and naan .For a richer, creamier texture you can also add cream. You can use minced mutton of beef or even try a vegetarian version of this curry with mashed potatoes,paneer or any other veggies of your choice. The flavors and taste will tickle your taste buds. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
To make the meat balls
Minced meat- 1 lb
Onion- 1 medium
Egg-1
Bread crumbs- 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Minced green chili-  1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Butter- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves- 3 tbs

For the gravy
Onion-2 medium
Tomato puree- 1 1/2 cup
Tomato paste- 1 tbs
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts- 10
Chill powder- 2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Meat masala- 1 tbs
Kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves- a pinch
Chopped coriander leaves- 3 tbs
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Butter- 1 tsp
oil
salt to taste



To make the sauce 
Mince onions and keep aside. Soak the cashew nuts for 10 minutes and make a fine paste. Take four to five tomatoes and make a fine puree.
Heat oil in a pan and add the minced onions and saute till golden brown.Add ginger garlic paste and tomato paste and fry till the raw flavor disappears. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder,coriander powder,sugar, salt and after a minute add the cashew paste. Saute this in medium flame for 3-4 minutes and add the tomato puree. Saute for two minutes and add one cup of water. Simmer this medium for 7-8 minutes or till oil separates. Mean while make the meat balls/koftas

To make the kofta 
In a bowl add minced meat, onion, ginger garlic paste, minced chili, pepper powder,salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Add one egg, bread crumbs, one tsp of melted butter and chopped coriander. Mix to form a uniform mixture and make small ball. Heat oil in a pan and fry the meat balls. You can either shallow fry or deep fry. Fry till all sides are slightly brown.

Add this into the simmering gravy. Mix in garam masala and meat masala.Cover and cook for 15 minutes or till the gravy reaches the desired consistency.Add a tsp of butter and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


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Like to try more chicken and meat recipes, check my page- 100 Chicken/Meat Recipes.
Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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