Chicken Kofta Curry

Fill your valentine's day with spice by making the easy chicken kofta curry at home.

Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Ingredients :
  • 450 gm ground chicken
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, puree
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • red chilli powder to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 red bell paper, diced
  • 3 green cardamom
  • cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric
  • Oil
  • water, as needed
  • 2 tsp yogurt
  • cumin powder

Recipe :
  1. Wash ground chicken and drain the water completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala, egg, turmeric, red bell paper, salt and cilantro. Mix well.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and add 4-5 tsp oil. 
  4. Wet hands with water and take small mixture of chicken on your palms. Make small balls out of the mixture or any shape your want.
  5. When the oil is hot enough, put the balls in the oil and fry until golden brown.
  6. Keep the fried chicken balls aside.
How to make curry :
  1. Grind cardamom and garlic cloves.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the minced cardamom and garlic to the oil.
  3. Now add onion and fry till golden.
  4. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin and salt and stir.
  5. Now add tomato puree and saute for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. 
  6. When oil starts separating from the edges, add coriander powder, garam masala and cumin powder. 
  7. Fry on low heat. Now add yogurt and stir continuously.
  8. Add water and bring to a boil with a cover on the pan.
  9. Take taste and adjust the salt and spices as needed.
  10. On lower flame, slowly add koftas one by one in the boiling curry.
  11. Cover the pan the let the koftas cook for 10-20 minutes on medium heat.
  12. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat and mix the curry very carefully. 
  13. Decorate with chopped coriander.
  14. Serve hot with rice or chapati/bhakri.
Tips :
  • Make the kofta size small so that they will cook faster
  • You can use any meat to make the koftas

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