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Chicken Kofta curry

chicken in kofta curry

chicken in kofta curry

The chicken kofta curry is another variation of the famous Indian chicken curry. Some of our guests who are new to Indian cuisine, may want to know what a kofta is. A kofta is a kind of a meatball (in this case of chicken meat balls made with chicken mince, egg, garam masala, salt and bread slices. See the recipe below for further details.



Chicken mince -1/2 Kg
Onion-2 large
Ginger-2 inch piece
Garlic-8 Cloves
(Onion + Ginger + Garlic + Tomatoes blended and made into a fine paste)
Coriander powder-2 teaspoon
Turmeric-1 teaspoon
Garam Masala-1+1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder-1/4 teaspoon (enough only to add flavor and not to make it spicy)
Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Cooking Oil-3 tablespoon
Desi Ghee (Clarified butter)-1 tablespoon
Water-3 cups
Bread-2 slices soaked in water
Sugar-1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste


In a bowl, mix together the chicken mince, one egg, half teaspoon garam masala and salt. Add the bread slices after squeezing out all the water. Make into balls or kofta. In a frying pan, add the cooking oil and gently fry these balls/kofta 2-3 at a time and keep it in a plate. Switch off the heat source. 
In a pressure cooker, add the same oil and then switch on the heat source. As the oil turns hot, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter. Immediately add the Onion + Ginger + Garlic + Tomatoes fine paste. Stir well till the paste starts giving off a nice aroma and you can see the oil ooze out from the sides.
Add the coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala and red chilli powder. Stir well again and add the salt and the sugar. Now, add the water. As the mixture comes to a boil, gently add the fried chicken balls/kofta balls. Close the lid of the pressure cooker with weight and let it come to full pressure (i.e. when the weight lifts and there is a whistling sound). Turn the heat source to sim and let the chicken balls/kofta balls cook for 2 minutes before turning off the heat source. Let the cooker cool on its own.
Your chicken kofta curry (chicken balls curry) is ready to be eaten. 
© Copyright Prasenjeet Kumar 2013

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