Friday, November 1, 2013

Mouthwatering Koftas in Yogurt gravy...

  This Recipe is for Mouthwatering Koftas in yogurt gravy (salan)
Koftas are spicy beef meatballs fried, and then put into a special yogurt gravy.. Served on special occasions, such as  Eid, festivals, and party's.. or you can have them for any simple day..

Their are thousands of recipes out there.. but everyone has there own unique way of cooking them.. I tend to fry the koftas instead of cooking them in the gravy because I don't like Raw Meat, and my experience is finding the koftas that are not fried to end up soggy and kind of raw..
So I have been making this particular recipe for many years.. The meatballs are not hard, I mean their coarse or hard when their fried, but once added to the gravy and covered and simmered in the gravy their so moist, juicy, and perfect!
This Recipe calls for a Food processor, because you want to have a smooth textured gravy. Koftas serve great with white Naan, or Chinese fried rice, or just plain old white rice..
So get ready for my simple Recipe for Mouthwatering Koftas.......
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
stove top cooking
serves 4-6 hungry people
For kofta meatballs:
1 lb pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed coriander (dania)
1 egg
1/2 cup of white all purpose flour ( maida)

Put all the ingredients except for the egg, and flour into your food processor and mince for about 1 minute... Put into a mixing bowl and mix, add in the egg and the flour mix with your hand. Knead the beef using your hands, and palms like you would do for mixing (atta) or flour. Once completely mixed  start performing 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide meatballs... and arrange in a plate, in the meantime preheat your oil ( it should be clean oil that has not been used for frying before) fry on both sides mixing them around in the oil to get completely covered.. Remove from heat once their a brown color, and place on a paper towel to absorb oil...
For the Gravy
1 large onion
4 medium sized tomatoes or 1 cup of pure tomato sauce
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red chili peppers
 1 cup of yogurt
1 teaspoon crushed cumin (zeera)
1 teaspoon crushed coriander(dania)
1/4 cup of cooking oil

Method for the gravy...
Heat oil in a large cooking pan, add onions and fry until they turn light golden brown.
Put the tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, salt, chili pepper cumin and coriander in a
food processor, and blend on high for 1 minute.. It should be a liquidy paste.. add the paste mixture, to the onions
Cook on high flame for 15 minutes.. adding a bit of water if it starts to stick..
then pour in your cup of yogurt stir, and cook again for 10-12 minutes.
Once you see the  yogurt gravy releasing oil add 1 1/2 cups of water
cook the gravy for 6-8 minutes.. Throw in your meatball Koftas cover again and cook for
10 min.. Then  put the flame on very low (simmer), and keep covered. The gravy will release the oil,
your color of the koftas will turn beautifully red, your koftas will be as soft as ever..
garnish with green cilantro, ginger, and green peppers, Serve with Fried Rice, White Rice,  or My step by step recipe for perfect Naan
Hope you guys enjoy this simple recipe! I would totally love to hear your comments below...Naz


  1. looks too good... love kofta curries...

    1. Thankyou Rafeeda, Koftas are one of my favorite Dishes aswell..:)))


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