Pakistani Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe

AuthorAwan
RatingDifficultyAdvanced
Pakistani-Kofta-Curry
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

INGREDIENTS

FOR KOFA (MEATBALLS)

  • 400 gram chicken mince
  • 3 medium sliced breadsoaked in water for 2 seconds and squeezed.
  • ½ onionchopped finely and water squeezed and discarded
  • 1 inch ginger chopped finely
  • ¾-1 tablespoon chilli pasteless or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • ½ tablespoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Saltto taste

FOR CURRY

  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 1 onionblended into paste

SPICES

  • 1 tablespoon green chilli paste
  • ½ tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6 black pepper
  • 3 button red chilli
  • Saltto taste

OTHER

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut milk powder
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ¼ milk

GARNISH (OPTIONAL)

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Black pepper to taste

Method

FOR KOFTA

  • Mix all ingredients of kofta to make soft dough. (Mix 1 extra tablespoon cream if dough is not soft.) Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Grease fingers with oil and roll out 1 inch kofta balls from dough. Refrigerate again until required.

FOR CURRY

  • In a wide based skillet, fry onion paste for 3 minutes until onion water dries and you see oil on sides.
  • Add all spices and fry for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Now, add ¼ cup water and mix. Add kofta balls one by one in skillet. Cover and cook for 7-10 minutes on low heat. To mix, hold skillet with napkins and shake. (Do not mix with spoon until color of kofta completely changes to whitish.)
  • Mix yogurt, cream, coconut milk and milk in bowl and pour over kofta. Mix slowly and carefully. Cook for another 7-10 minutes on low flame so until a little oil rises on side of pan.
  • Add milk and water to thin gravy to desired consistency and bring curry to boil again.
  • Garnish with butter and pepper powder.

Ingredients

Directions

Pakistani Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe