Kofta Meatballs - Beef

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Brian Holley

This is just one of several Kofta recipes that I shall be posting. A favourite dish for parties and gatherings in India. Very cheap to make. You can make your own ghee by clarifing butter. I serve this with a vegetable curry and rice. This is a good dish for beginers to make.

Top Review by L. Duch

These were pretty good. I used 1.5lbs of venison instead of beef and only one onion. 1lb of onions sounded like a lot for the amount of meat you suggested. That's why I only used one med. onion, 1/2 of which went into the meat and the rest into the gravy. The onion was still a bit over powering. I also used some bread crumbs to help hold the meat together as the venison was a bit moist. The spice blend was good. I think I would have enjoyed this even more if the onion wasn't so strong. I will try this again. I served this over jasmine rice with a side of mixed veggies. Thanks Brian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender mix together the meat, half of the onions and half of the garlic with the parsley.
  2. Add the egg and mix into the meat.
  3. Form the meat into balls the size of a walnut.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the meat balls till they are browned. Remove from pan.
  5. In a pan melt the ghee and fry the onions till golden. Add all the spices and ginger, and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the meat balls and cook for 20 mins, stir them gently do not allow them to stick to the pot.
  7. Add the yogurt stir and cook for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve.

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