Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Indian Lamb Kofta Recipe (Spicy Lamb meat balls in a Curry)

Ingredients:

For the Gravy :
Onions, finely chopped                                      3 nos.
Tomatoes                                                          3 nos.
Chili powder                                                     2 tsp.
Coriander powder                                             2 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder                                              1/4 tsp.
Ginger-garlic paste                                            1 tsp.
Cloves                                                              3 nos.
Cardamoms (black)                                          2 nos.
Bay leaves                                                        2 nos.
Cummin seeds                                                  1 tsp.
Green chilies, finely chopped                             4-5 nos.
Coriander leaves, finely chopped                      1 tbsp.
Water                                                               To make the gravy
Oil                                                                    5-6 tbsp.
Salt                                                                   To Taste

For the Koftas :
Minced  mutton                                                 1/2 kg.
Egg                                                                    1 no.
Coriander leaves, finely chopped                         3 tbsp.
Cumin seeds                                                     1/2 tsp.
Red Chili powder                                                1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder                                              1/2 tsp.
Salt                                                                     To taste

Procedure:

For the Koftas :
1.Wash the minced mutton and drain out the water 

2.Chop the coriander leaves and green chilies.
3.Mix all the ingredients together, make medium sized koftas and keep aside.

For the gravy :
1.Heat oil in a Kadai. Add finely chopped onions and green chilies, cumin seeds, bay leaves and ginger-garlic paste
and fry them till golden.
2.Grind the tomatoes, cardamoms, cloves and the powdered masalas together, add this mixture and salt and continue frying on a low flame.
3.Add koftas into the gravy and wait till the koftas leave water and then only if required add more water and let the koftas cook on a low flame.
4.Remove from heat once kofta balls gets cooked and serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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