Monday, March 21, 2011

Keema Kofta Curry

Ingredients for Kofta:
  • 1 lb Minced meat (lamb)
  • 2" piece Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamons
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2" piece Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Onions chopped
  • 4 tbsp Fried gram
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Ingredients for curry:
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 cup Coconut shredded
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper corns
  • 3 tbsp Mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grind fried gram to a fine powder and keep aside.
  2. Now grind cinnamon, clove, cardamon, chili powder, green chilies, fennel seeds and  onion to a fine paste without adding water.
  3. Now divide this grounded portion into half and keep aside for curry.
  4. Now in a mixie jar grind coconut and pepper to a fine paste by adding little water and keep aside.
  5. Now take a bowl add minced meat and half of the grounded paste and fried gram powder.
  6. Add salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and coriander leaves to it and mix well.
  7. Now divide into equal portion and wet your hands and make small balls for kofta.
  8. Cover it and keep aside.
  9. Now heat a kadai or wok, add oil, add the remaining grounded paste and fry well.
  10. Add tomatoes and fry well.
  11. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and mint leaves.
  12. Fry well until oil leaves the sides.
  13. Now add water, grounded coconut paste and salt.
  14. Allow to boil.
  15. Now turn the stove to medium heat and add the koftas in to the curry.
  16. Close the lid and cook until the koftas float on surface.
  17. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti, rice, idiyappam, etc..
  18. Enjoy!!

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