Kofta curry is a very famous dish in the Indian subcontinent. It’s a meatball curry wherein firstly, the soft tender meatballs are formed while mixing spices and herbs in the minced meat and then they are simmered with the curry. Curry itself is an amalgamation of Indian spices, and these exotic spices imparts a vibrant taste to the dish.
Kofta curry also known as Kofte is very popular in Northern India as this region’s dishes are highly influenced by Mughlai cuisine. The Khansamas (chefs) of Mughals brought in their Persian culinary skills to India and imbibed them with exotic Indian spices. The extensive use of saffron and herbs and spices gave Mughlai cuisine a niche not only in Indian subcontinent but also throughout the world.
Kofta curry though it may look like a daunting task to cook at home, but it is super easy to make. The meatballs are prepared separately and later they are added in the curry. It’s worth mentioning here that koftas can be made by using either chicken minced meat or lamb or goat minced meat. In India to cater the needs of vegetarians there is veg- kofta curry also. Here I am going to share a Kofta curry recipe using goat meat. This step by step kofta recipe will make it super easy to make kofte at home.
Step 1 – Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Fry makhanas till golden brown. Dish them out and let them cool.
Step 2 – In the same oil, add onions and fry till golden brown. Dish out and let it cool.
Step 3 – Make a smooth paste of fried makhanas and fried onions in a blender. Add water for a smooth mixture.
Step 4 – In a bowl add yogurt, red chili powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, turmeric powder. Whisk them smooth.
Step 4 – In the same oil add the onion- makhana paste, fry for a minute and now add the yogurt paste.
Step 5 – Keep stirring while frying the Masalas, add water in between the frying so the masala does not get burned.
Step 6 – Once the oil separates from Masala, add enough water and bring the gravy to boil.
Step 7 – Lower the flames to medium low and slowly add the kofta in the gravy. Add the meatballs one by one so that they don’t break. Cover the lid and let them cook for some time.
Step 8 – Slowly turn the sides of the koftas once to ensure even cooking. Cover the lid again and let them cook.
Step 9 – It’ll take about 45 to 50 minutes on a low flame for the koftas to be fully done. At this point adjust the thickness of the gravy as you desire. 10 minutes before switching the stove off add Kashmiri red chili powder and sprinkle Garam Masala.
Step 10 – Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves. The tasty kofta curry is ready to be served.
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These are simple tips which will come handy while making the kofta curry
This authentic Mughlai dish is best served with Naans, Kulche and even with plain white rice. A salad with onions, tomatoes and cucumbers will make a perfect colorful side for this enticing super delicious dish.