Kofta Meatball Curry

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Brian Holley

Koftas are usually served as an appetizer, this recipe is for a main dish. This is a recipe for those who like cooking. First the kaoftas are made and then cooked in a curry sauce.

Top Review by sobiah

Fantastic! I have made this a couple of times now and it turned out great every single time. Brian, thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. In a pan place half of the meat with the ginger, garlic, and the water. Cook over medium heat till the water has evaporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. To the cooled meat add the rest of the meat, chilli, coriander leaves, mint leaves and the salt.
  4. In a blender blitz the meat till fine.
  5. Form the mixture into walnut sized balls with your hands.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and fry the onions till soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the coriander, cumin, tumeric, and chilli powder, stir, add the tomatoes one by one, add the juice and stir. Cook till the mixture begins to dry out.
  9. Add the water salt, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves, stir.
  10. Add the kofta balls, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Gently stir in the yogurt and almonds, cover and cook till the koftas are firm to the touch. Cook 10 minutes. Stir to prevent sticking.
  12. Stir in half of the coriander leaves.
  13. Serve garnished the rest of the coriander leaves.

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