Monday, July 21, 2014

Chicken Kofta Curry

Hope everyone out there is doing well. I am doing great here. As it is Ramadan, I am little busy and cant find time to blog. Now at least I have got sometime so that I could share this recipe for you. Chicken kofta curry is an Indian style spiced meatballs in spiced gravy. It's a flavorful Indian dish. Off to the recipe...


For the koftas :

Ground/Minced Chicken - 500 gms
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala -1 tsp or to taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - few sprigs
Cornflour - 1/2 cup
Oil for fry

For the curry :

Oil -2 tbsp
Cardamom seeds 1/4 tsp
Cloves - 3 
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch piece 
Bay Leaf - 1
Onion - medium, finely chopped
Salt - very little
Ginger & garlic - 1 tbsp, minced
Tomato Paste - 1 tbsp
Tomatoes - 2 medium chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 1 cup, we'll beaten
Water as needed
Cilantro - for garnish


1. Mix all the ingredients for the koftas (except cornflour) and mix really we'll.
2. Dip your hands in water and take a small amount of mixture and make lemon size balls. Coat with cornflour. fry and keep aside.

3. For Curry part, heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.
4. Once hot, add the Cinnamon stick and the bay leaf.
5. Pound the Cardamom Seeds and the Cloves in a Mortar and pestle.
6. Add to the Oil.
7. Immediately after that add the Onions.
8. Add a little Salt to speed up the cooking.
9. Once the Onions change color add in the minced Ginger & Garlic.
10. Cook for just a couple of minutes.
11. Add in the Tomato Paste and mix well.
12. Add in the fresh tomatoes and Turmeric powder and cook till the Oil separates.
13. Add in the Coriander powder, Cumin powder, and Garam masala.
14. Mix well and lower the flame to a simmer.
15. Adding the well-beaten yogurt slowly and stir continuously while adding.
16. Add enough Water and increase the flame to a medium, cover and allow the curry to boil.
17. Drop koftas gently into the boiling curry.
18. Repeat process till all the koftas are in the Curry. 
19. Lower the flame, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, remove cover and mix very gently.
20. Garnish with Cilantro and serve hot.


  1. Those koftas look delicious. I can have atleast 3-4 before adding it in curry.:)

  2. have to agree with meena the koftas look delicious!! with or without the curry sauce