Monday, February 4, 2013

Indian Style Meat Kofta Curry


Try out this amazing Indian style meatball curry. You could substitute the meatballs with store bought ones to save time. It is wonderful! 



For the meat balls (Can be substituted with store bought frozen Italian Meatballs): 

Ingredients: 

1. Minced beef - 1 lbs
2. Ginger - 1 inch finely chopped
3. Garlic - 3 pods finely chopped
4. Ground cumin - 1/2 tsp
5. Garam masala - 1 tsp
6. Salt - To taste

Preparation: 

1. Add all the above ingredients to a food processor and give it 1-2 pulses to mix. 
2. With moist hands shape them into small meat balls (1 - 1.5 inch diameter). 
3. Refrigerate for at least 30 min - 1 hr to set. 
4. Heat oven to 350 F and bake for 20 - 30 mins until the outside is crisp and brown.
5. Keep aside. 

Tip: You could alternatively fry them lightly. 



For the Curry: 

1. Tomato - 1 large 
2. Onion - 1 large chopped
3. Ginger - 1 inch piece chopped 
4. Garlic - 3-4  cloves chopped 
5. Oil - 2 - 3 tbsp 
6. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
8. Garam masala - 1 tsp
9. Freshly ground fennel seeds - 1 tsp
10. Freshly crushed green cardmom - 4-5 
11. Cloves - Crushed 3-4
12. Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
13. Salt - As desired 
14. Chicken Broth / Beef Broth - 1 cup 
15. Dry kasoori methi - 1 tsp
16. Coriander leaves - For garnish

Preparation: 

1. Blanch the tomato in water, peel the skin off, puree and keep aside. 
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute until lightly browned. 
3. Add the onions and saute until lightly golden brown. 
4. Add the above mix to a food processor along with 1/2 a cup of the stock and process to a smooth paste. 
5. Heat a little oil in a pan and add ingredients 6-12 on medium low heat and mix until the raw smell of the spices go way. That would take 30 seconds to a min. 
6. Add the onion paste slowly and keep on stirring as you add the onion paste and mix well with the spices. 
7. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the meat balls, tomato puree and the remaining broth and cook for another 10-15 mins until the gravy thickens. 
8. Add the fenugreek leaves and garam masala. Mix well. Simmer for a few minutes and remove from the heat. 
9. Garnish with coriander leaves. 
10. Serve hot with rotis or naan. 

Enjoy! :D 




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