Beef Kofta Curry. Beef kofta curry is a very common dish in the Middle East as well as in Southern and Central Asian cuisine. 'Kofta' originates from the Persian word ' koftah ' which means pounded meat. Simply put, they are balls of ground meat, which usually consist of beef, pork, lamb or chicken. Beef Kofta Curry, or simply kofte, is a classic Pakistani curry made of tender meatballs simmered in a spicy, flavorful sauce.
Perfect to pair with roti or rice, and a simple kachumber salad. If you like meatballs, and you like curries, these Pakistani kofte are perfect for you. To make the curry, heat oil in a dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat, then add cumin seeds. You can cook Beef Kofta Curry using 27 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.
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Ingredients of Beef Kofta Curry
- You need of For the Kofta.
- You need 800 gms of beef / lamb / chicken of mince, go with.
- You need 1 of onion large diced.
- You need 1 tbsp of garlic paste.
- It’s 1 tbsp of ginger paste.
- Prepare 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds ground.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of coriander seeds ground.
- It’s 1/4 tsp of chilli powder.
- It’s 1 tsp of garam masala powder.
- Prepare 1 of egg.
- Prepare 1 of lemon Juice of.
- Prepare to taste of Salt.
- You need 1 of onion large.
- Prepare 2 of tomatoes large diced.
- Prepare 1 of green chilli slit lengthwise.
- You need 1 tbsp of ginger garlic each of and pastes.
- Prepare 1 tsp of coriander power.
- You need 1 tsp of cumin powder.
- It’s 1 tsp of garam masala.
- It’s 1 tsp of turmeric powder.
- You need 1 inch of cinnamon stick.
- You need 3 of cloves.
- Prepare 2 pods of cardamom.
- Prepare 1 of bay leaf.
- You need 1 cup of yogurt well beaten.
- It’s 2 tbsps of oil.
- Prepare to taste of Salt.
Once they begin to splutter, add the cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Beef kofta curry – gorgeous meatballs in a butternut squash sauce Most people love a good meatball and by using extra lean mince you can easily incorporate them into your healthy eating plan. There are lots of reduced calorie meatball recipes around, but Beef Kofta Curryfrom Pinch of Nomhas recently become one of my favourites. Squash the tomatoes into the liquidizer, peel and add the ginger, and trim and add the spring onions.
Beef Kofta Curry step by step
- I put all the ingredients mentioned under the kofta list and minced it fine. Mix well and make kofta balls, slightly smaller than golf balls.
- Some people like to fry the kofta balls, but I am going to drop these just as in the curry base and trust me the kofta balls won't fall apart! They actually get real juicy and get all the yummy spice flavour in.
- Alright time to make the curry base!.
- In some heated oil, add the onions, ginger and garlic pastes, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom pods and bay leaves.
- Once the onions have softened add the tomatoes, green chilli and all the masala powders: coriander, cumin, garam masala and turmeric powder. I added a cup of water and also the beaten yogurt. Let the curry start to boil and then about 7 minutes later, gently drop the kofta balls into the curry.
- I made sure the kofta balls didn't touch each other and also I did not stack them.
- Cook on medium low and put a lid on the pot. Give it around 25minutes and check if the meat balls are cooked. It should be and the curry will be nice and thick and extremely flavourful.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Serve with some freshly made rice and some home made rotis or store bought naans haha.
Add half the chilli, the coriander stalks, turmeric, honey, curry paste and coconut milk, then blitz until combined. Pour into the kofta pan, bring to the boil, then simmer and season to taste. Place the turmeric, curry powder, passata and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, season well and carefully place the meatballs in the sauce. Tasty spiced meatballs that are cooked till caramelized and then combined with a fragrant curry sauce.