Sunday, March 31, 2013


Kofta (Meatball) Curry Recipe @

These spicy meatballs are served in a mildly hot gravy, seasoned with onion, ginger, garlic and some spices. These koftas are fried before cooking. If you're health conscious, avoid frying, you can simply  drop the meatballs in the gravy and let them simmered until it was cooked through or another option was to bake them..

Kofta (Meatball) Curry Recipe @

It can be made from ground beef, lamb or chicken. The corn flour acts as a binding agent so you will get  a smooth and beautifully shaped balls.

This low fat version of kofta curry without coconut milk, yogurt or cream had just the right amount of heat and spice.

Kofta (Meatball) Curry Recipe @

Yield    :    4 servings

For kofta (meatball)
500 g ground beef/mutton/chicken
2 onion chopped fine
2 tsp chopped ginger
3 cloves minced garlic
3 green chili chopped fine
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
handful of cilantro chopped
2 tablespoon corn flour
salt to taste
oil for frying if needed

In a bowl, combine all the above ingredients except oil. Shape mixture into large balls by rolling each ball between your palms until smooth. Fry in oil or bake @ 160 C for 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated if you are not frying them.

For gravy
2 onion
2 medium tomato
4 green chili
2 cloves garlic
1 cm  ginger

Add to the ground ingredients
1 tsp chili powder/paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp fennel powder

For frying
1 onion sliced
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
1 stick cinnamon

3 tablespoon oil
2 cups water
1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
handful of cilantro


Heat the oil,  add ingredients for frying, cook until onion turns soft.

Add in ground ingredients,  fry for 1 minute, add  2-3 tablespoon of water if the mixture becomes too dry and continue cooking until oil separates using medium heat.

Now add 2 cups water  and salt, cover and bring to boil  Slide in the meatballs, turning them over gently in the gravy to coat them well. Reduce the  heat and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally without breaking the kofta until it was cooked through.

Add the lemon juice and sprinkle with cilantro before removing from heat.

Serve over rice, naan or chapati.

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Unknown said...

YUM!!!! :-)

Rafeeda AR said...

looks really yummy...

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

Yummy platter and nice click too

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Meat ball curry looks very luscious dear. Wish to have it now.

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and simply tempting kofta curry. Looks delicious.

Sangeetha Priya said...

Delicious curry, loved it...

mail4rosey said...

These look great. My husband is a HUGE meatball fan, and always looking for new ways to make them.

babYpose said...

the meatballs look so good, when I was little I called it kebab :)

Priya Suresh said...

Inviting food,wish i live near you.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks super good !! Nicely done.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

A delicious traditional curry my friend :)

Happy Easter!
Choc Chip Uru

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Super perfect... Love to taste it now... said...

These look soo good, great for a weekend meal!

Anonymous said...

We just bought some lovely pappadums that would go lovely with this. Yummo. Thank you for linking up with my Eat. Pray Love linky party, don't forget to do it again this Tuesday!

Prema said...

wow perfectly made dear!!!

Mel S. said...

These sound delicious! I have been looking for ways to add turmeric to my diet!

Mel S

Julie said...

very tempting and delicious!!

Happy Valley Chow said...

Sounds like a fantastic meatball recipe, can't wait to try!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Cathleen said...

I can't believe I have never made meatballs before. These look great!

Shiloh Barkley said...

Mmmm! Delicious! I love kofte. Found you at marvelous Mondays! Pinning!

Katerina said...

We make keftedes as we call them in Greece too without the curry. Your kofta look very warming and comforting!

mjskit said...

We both had spicy and delicious on our minds this week! Your kofta sounds wonderful and I love the idea of making them with lamb. I bet the lamb would greatly complement that spicy curry gravy. I do love this lowfat version!

Theresa said...

These sound so good! I will have to make them for my husband and I soon. Thanks for sharing.

kala said...

who don't like kofta???This dish looks sooo yuumyyyy

Juliana said...

These meatballs look very tasty...
Enjoy your week :)

Ashley Blom said...

Meatball curry--I have never heard of such a thing! Sounds delish though!

Nilu A said...

Great recipe... The kofta curry looks very droolworthy.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

They look delicious! Thanks for joining us at the Whatever Wednesday Party.

Cherished Handmade Treasures

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you be a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS!

- The Tablescaper

Kathy M said...

I can imagine the aroma for these kofta now! Delicious!
Thanks for the post.


The Frugal Exerciser - Sheila Simmons said...

Is this a South Asian dish?

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted today!

Rosita Vargas said...

Super ricas con salsa me encantan buen plato ,saludos abrazos y abrazos.

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.

Peggy~~PJH Designs

Adelina Priddis said...

Wow, these sound yummy! I've never seen a meatball curry. Thanks for coming by foodie Friday!

Diane Balch said...

Love the combination of spices in these meatballs and the gravy looks so comforting. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on foodie friday.

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Ohhh love spicy meatballs. I cheat and buy ours from the meat market but that is kind of pricy. I will have to give your recipe a shot. Thanks for linking up.

With A Blast said...

This is a great recipe! I have been meaning to make Koftas for a while now - think it is about time ;-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party and hope to see you back tomorrow!

Christine said...


Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up tomorrow evening!

HANI said...

I love koftas. And this recipe looks delicious. I must try! Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party

Betsy @ Romance on a dime said...

Looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Looks delish!!

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Diane Balch said...

Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured today on foodie friday. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too. Thank you again for being party of our linky.

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Thanks so much for linking up an awesome project! Stop by again and link up another creative creation!

Have a great week!

Mayor Sonni said...

These meatballs look good. The baked option seems the way to go for an easy weekday meal. Dropping by from Traffic Jam Weekend #238.

Being A Wordsmith said...

Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend! It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week's party that went live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.