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Chicken Kofta Curry recipe

Chicken Kofta Curry

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
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Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
25min
Total Time
45min
IndianLunchDinnerMeat

Chicken Kofta Curry, an Indian cuisine, is made by shaping ground chicken into small balls and then simmering it in a flavourful gravy made with a blend of spices giving them a unique and complex flavour that will leave you craving for more.

Ingredients

6 Servings

For Chicken Kofta

  • 500g
    Chicken Mince
  • 1/2cup
    Onion (chopped)
  • 1cup
    Potato (boiled & mashed)
  • 1
    Bread slice (crumbs)
  • 1tbsp
    Coriander Powder
  • 1tsp
    Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1
    Green Chilli (chopped)
  • 1tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1tsp
    Garam Masala
  • 1
    Egg (optional)
  • 2tbsp
    Cilantro Leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2tsp
    Salt
  • Oil (for frying)

For Curd Mix

  • 4tbsp
    Curd
  • 1tsp
    Coriander Powder
  • 1/2tsp
    Black Pepper Powder
  • 1tsp
    Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4tsp
    Garam Masala
  • 1/2tsp
    Cumin Powder
  • 1tsp
    Turmeric

For Gravy

  • 4tbsp
    Oil
  • 1
    Bay Leaf
  • 1
    Cinnamon Stick (small)
  • 2
    Green Cardamom
  • 2
    Onion (finely chopped/ground)
  • 2
    Green Chilli (chopped)
  • 1tsp
    Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1tbsp
    Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 3
    Tomato (ground)
  • 1/2tbsp
    Lemon Juice
  • 2cup
    Water
  • 2tbsp
    Cream
  • 1tbsp
    Cilantro (chopped)

Method

For Chicken Kofta

  1. Place the bread slice in a food processor and pulse until it becomes fine crumbs. Set aside.

    Step 1.1: Place the bread slice in a food processor and pulse until it becomes fine crumbs
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken mince, chopped onion, mashed potato, bread crumbs, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilli, red chilli powder, garam masala, egg, coriander leaves and salt.

    Step 1.1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken mince, chopped onion, mashed potato, bread crumbs, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilli, red chilli powder, garam masala, egg, coriander leaves and salt
  3. Mix well and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

  4. Form the mixture into small lemon size balls/koftas.

    Step 1.1: Form the mixture into small lemon size balls/koftas
  5. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat.

  6. Carefully add the chicken balls/koftas to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked for about 5-7 minutes.

    Step 1.1: Carefully add the chicken balls/koftas to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked for about 5-7 minutes
    Step 1.2: Carefully add the chicken balls/koftas to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked for about 5-7 minutes
  7. Remove the balls/kofta from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels.

    Step 1.1: Remove the balls/kofta from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels

For Curd Mix

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine curd, coriander powder, black pepper powder, chilli flakes, garam masala, cumin powder and turmeric. Mix everything until well combined. Set the bowl aside for later use.

    Step 2.1: In a mixing bowl, combine curd, coriander powder, black pepper powder, chilli flakes, garam masala, cumin powder and turmeric

For Gravy

  1. In a wok/karahi, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, green cardamom, chopped onions, and ginger garlic paste. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are slightly golden brown. Add Kashimiri red chilli powder and stir.

    Step 3.1: In a wok/karahi, heat oil over medium-high heat
  2. Add the tomatoes and lemon juice and mix well. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes or until the oil starts to surface.

    Step 3.1: Add the tomatoes and lemon juice and mix well
  3. Add the curd mixture and continue stirring until it is well mixed.

    Step 3.1: Add the curd mixture and continue stirring until it is well mixed
    Step 3.2: Add the curd mixture and continue stirring until it is well mixed
  4. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding water as required and bringing it to a boil.

    Step 3.1: Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  6. Add kasuri methi and cream and fresh coriander leaves.

    Step 3.1: Add kasuri methi and cream and fresh coriander leaves
  7. Add the fried chicken balls/kofta, and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 3.1: Add the fried chicken balls/kofta, and simmer for 5 minutes
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice or naan.

    Step 3.1: Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice or naan

Tips & Tricks

  1. Mix the chicken ball/kofta mixture well, but do not over-mix it. Over-mixing can make them hard.

  2. Adjust the number of chillies and spices according to your taste.

  3. To make the balls/kofta firm, you can also add gram flour instead of potato to the mixture.

  4. I have used fresh bread crumbs for this recipe. You can use store-bought bread crumbs.

  5. The number of servings will depend on the quantity of the dish served.

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