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Kheema Kofta Curry

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Kofta curry is a recipe for deliciously spiced traditional Pakistani meatballs, that are served in a creamy sauce and saffron rice.

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Total Time: 55 mins

 

INGREDIENTS :

For Koftas :

Chicken Kheema 500 gms

Onions (finely chopped) 150 gms

Garam masala 2 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp

Chili powder 2 tsp

Coriander leaves (chopped) 2 tbsp

Green chillies (finely chopped) 1

Salt & Pepper to taste

Oil 2 tsp


For Curry :

Onions (ground into paste) 3 medium size 

Tomatoes (ground into paste) 2 large

Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp

Garam masala 2 tsp

Red chili powder 2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Coriander and cumin seed powder 2 tsp

Tomato ketchup 1/4 cup

Yogurt 1 cup

Vegetable oil 2 tbsp

Salt to taste


PREPARATION :

Koftas :

Mix all the kofta ingredients in a bowl, form small meatballs the size of a walnut and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.


Heat 2 tsp of oil in a non-stick pan and shallow fry the koftas for few minutes and keep aside (you don't need to cook them fully, just lightly brown from all sides).


Curry :

In a pan heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion paste, garlic,ginger-garlic paste, and spices; sauté for 5 minutes.


Add the tomato ketchup and the tomato paste, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat till oil separates.


Add the yogurt and water, stir well and add the fried koftas into the curry and continue cooking on low heat for about 10 - 15 minutes.


Serve the meatballs, topped with the curry. Sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander. 


Enjoy it with Saffron rice or Dry fruit Pulao.

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