Kofta curry

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Serves: 4

By munchkinmum

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  • 1 onion chopped

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 3 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 knob fresh ginger 1 inch, minced

  • 10 cloves

  • 2 cloves garlic chopped

  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped

  • 1 tin plum tomatoes

  • 1 tsp chilli powder

  • 400g minced beef low-fat

  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Make the sauce first: Use a large frying pan that has a lid. Lightly fry onion for 10 minutes in some olive oil You don't want the onion to brown very much.
  2. Add garlic and lightly fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add all spices and lightly fry for 2 minutes (you may need to add a bit of water if it is really dry).
  4. Add tomatoes and simmer with lid on for about 20-25 minutes (meanwhile make the koftas).
  5. Next, make the koftas: Put all kofta ingredients (mince, garam marsala, egg, coriander) in a bowl and mix together (best to use hands for this).
  6. Shape bits of mixture into small balls and put on a plate.
  7. Then, when the sauce has cooked down a bit, arrange all the koftas on top of the sauce so they are half immersed in the sauce. Put lid on, and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn the koftas using two metal spoons (they are fragile at this point) and put lid back to simmer for another 10 minutes. Turn the koftas again and cook for 5-10 minutes more and when the sauce has cooked down and the koftas are cooked, it’s done.
  8. Check for seasoning then scoff.

Handy Hint

This is a really rich curry with strong flavours. Nice with a yoghurty sauce on the side (I do a raita with cucumber and mint or coriander).

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • indian

  • moroccan

  • tomato

  • beef

  • Meat

  • Main Course

  • Low fat

  • Gluten Free

  • Nut Free

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  • munchkinmum 20/01/08 20:00

    Hubby's favourite!!! Just gorgeous - easy to do but is so tasty!