Beef Kofta Curry Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Beef Kofta Curry Recipe


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Beef Kofta is a spicy,flavoured and delicious meatball based on thick gravy,tasty and mouth watering traditional Meatball Curry with its perfect blend of rich and aromatic spices.
I am gonna share with all a traditional kofta recipe, probably you will have eaten and cooked kofta several times in lives its preparation method a bit different from other koftas because that neither add any poppy seed nor roasted chickpeas
                                
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It is simply quite an easy and juicy meatballs that my grandmother and mother used to cook, unique and different recipe of kofta 
Which main ingredients are added to this Kofta recipe?
Main ingredients are a bit amount of boiled chana dal, grind onions spices and mince
I am using ground meat/mince you can use mutton and lamb as well additionally you can add boiled eggs as desired
Let’s go-ahead to know how to cook it in a different way
                           

Tips:
  1. Don't add more roasted chana/chana dal your meatballs may become hard
  2. Using ghee makes delicious and aromatic curry than oil
  3. You can slightly fry meatballs before adding in gravy this trick preserves juice inside 
  4. Don't stir spoon too much while meatballs are cooking with gravy 

We Need:

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Preparation of Kofta Recipe:
Firstly wash the mince under the running water in the strainer keep aside

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Boil the chana dal

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Peel and cut onions ginger and garlic

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In the grinding jug add onion, ginger, and garlic, grind them into smooth paste keep aside


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Cut the ginger into thin slices

    slice-the-ginger-into-thinly

    Chop coriander leaves and green chilies

    chop-the-coriander-chilli

    In the chopper, mixture add ginger, coriander, and green chilies, grind them together coarsely, now add mince along with boiled chana dal,chopperize them till turns to smooth paste

    chop-mince-with-ginger-chilli-and-coriander
    chop-slightly-green-spices-for-kofta

    Transfer to another bowl 

    chop-mince-for-kofta

    Boil the water in the saucepan 

    boil-the-water

    Cook gravy:
    In the pot heat the oil, add dried fenugreek seeds, let it crackle for a minute

    heat-the-oil
    let-it-crackle

    Now add onion paste in the oil, cook onion paste on medium flame

    add-onion-paste
    let-it-cook-until-oil-separates

    Mix spices in yogurt:
    Meantime take a small bowl to add yogurt and all dried ingredients except garam masala
    Mix them well

    mix-spices-in-the-yogurt

    Cook the onion paste until water dries up

      cook-the-onion-paste

      Add Spiced yogurt mix with onion paste, now stir to mix well then cover the lid 

      add-mix-yogurt-spice-into-the-onion-paste
      stir-the-spices

      Allow to cook it over low-medium heat till oil is separated, Reduce the heat to low

        cook-till-oil-separates

        Now you can see the water has evaporated from the spice, once started bubbling in the gravy take out 2 tbsp onion spices for adding ground meat

        started-bubbling-in-the-kofta-gravy

        Make meatballs:
        Meantime in the ground meat add yogurt, cooked onion spices to the ground meat

        add-yogurt-in-the-kofta-meat
        put-spices-in-the-kofta

        Add some salt along with 2 tbsp oil to the ground meat

        knead-kofta-meat-as-a-dough


        Mix them well and knead ground meat to a soft dough for 5 minutes until everything is incorporated 


        Apply some oil on palm, shape into tennis sized ball

        shape-into-kofta-balls

        I made 10 medium-sized meatballs from 300g mince, place on the plate to make all meatballs
          made-10-kofta-balls-from-300g-mince

          Gravy is looking thick, has to add 1 cup boiled and hot water, bring it to boil


          Cook Kofta with curry:
          Place all meatballs in the gravy, allow to cook meatballs, Just shake up the kofta curry with rough cloth or kitchen towel
          Cover the lid and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes over low-medium heat 

          place-all-kofta-balls-into-the-pot
          shake-up-curry-with-rough-cloth

          After 10-15 minutes you will see gravy is getting thick, check the meatballs tenderness 

            remove-the-lid

            Add hot and boiled water,as much you want to keep thick or thin gravy in the kofta curry

            add-hot-boiled-water-in-to-the-gravy

            Bring it to boil, now add green chilies, grated ginger and basic garam masala

              bring-it-to-boil

              Then add coriander leaves fresh/frozen whatever you have available
                add-coriander-leaves

                Cover the lid, keep simmering for around 15 minutes over very low heat

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                After 15 minutes turn off the heat, transfer to the serving bowl

                  kofta-is-ready-to-serve

                  Now Kofta curry is ready to serve with chapati,rumali roti,naan ,bagara rice with salad and raita
                            






                  Beef Kofta is a spicy, flavored, and delicious meatball based on thick gravy, tasty and mouth-watering traditional Meatball Curry 

                  Ingredients for kofta spice:
                  1. 2 medium.onions
                  2. 1-inch piece, ginger chopped
                  3. 3-4, garlic cloves peeled and chopped
                  4. Salt to taste
                  5. 1 tsp, red chili powder
                  6. 1/3 tsp, turmeric powder
                  7. ½ tsp, coriander powder
                  8. ½ tsp, red chili flakes
                  9. 1/2 tsp, dried fenugreek seeds 
                  10. ½ tsp, basic garam masala
                  11. 3 tbsp, homemade yogurt beaten
                  12. 1 tbsp, grated ginger
                  13. 1 cup, cooking oil
                  14. 2 tbsp, fresh coriander leaves chopped
                  15. 3-4 green chilies
                  Ingredients for kofta balls:
                  1. 300g, beef mince/ground meat
                  2. 1 tbsp, chana dal boiled
                  3. 3-4, green chilies
                  4. ¼ cup, coriander leaves fresh/frozen
                  5. 1 inch, ginger
                  6. 1 tbsp, cooking oil
                  How to make the kofta?
                  Instructions:
                  1. In the pot heat the oil
                  2. Then add dried fenugreek seeds
                  3. Let it crackle for a minute
                  4. Now add onion garlic ginger paste
                  5. Stir them well till oil is separated
                  6. Meanwhile in the small bowl add yogurt,red chili powder, turmeric, salt,garam masala, coriander powder along with a little water
                  7. Mix them together very well 
                  8. Then put the onion paste
                  9. Let it cook until water has evaporated from the onion paste and is started bubbling on top
                  10. Take 2 tbsp cooked onion spices,2 tbsp oil, and a bit salt with yogurt
                  11. Then add to the ground meat, mix them together
                  12. Note: you can add onion spices according to kofta meat quantity
                  13. Knead the ground meat to a soft dough
                  14. Note, Oil, and yogurt will keep soft and juicy meatballs
                  15. Shape into a tennis sized ball or as desired
                  16. It depends on you how to want to keep the size of  meatballs
                  17. Place on the plate keep aside
                  18. Meantime add ¼ cup water to the spice
                  19. Bring it to boil then place all meatballs in the onion spice
                  20. Let it cook for 10 minutes to cover the lid over medium-low heat till water dries out from spice
                  21. Note, don’t stir with a spoon while meatballs are cooking otherwise meatballs may shredded 
                  22. Just shake up the pot with a kitchen towel
                  23. Once the water dries up and oil is separated
                  24. You add I cup boil and hot water in the pot
                  25. How much you wanna keep thick and thin gravy of kofta gravy it's up to you
                  26. Bring it to boil then add ginger slices, green chilies, and coriander leaves
                  27. Allow to simmer it for 15 minutes over a low flame
                  28. At this stage you can add a boiled egg as desired I haven’t added eggs 
                  29. Now remove from the heat
                  30. Transfer to the serving bowl
                  31. Now kofta curry is done to serve with rumali rotichapati, naan or bagara rice with salad or raita
                  32. Note don’t use more salt in the kofta meat because in the onion spice we added salt as well
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