Kofta (Meatball) Curry
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4 servings
 
Everyone loves meatballs and these spice-filled delicacies disappeared quickly during our photo shoot for the book. They are as delicious as they look.
Ingredients
  • For the Meatballs
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • ½ teaspoon Green Chilli Paste
  • ½ teaspoon salt – or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon finely cut coriander leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 slice bread, soaked then squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon onion, grated (optional)
  • For the Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup canned crushed tomato
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • ½ teaspoon Sambal Oelek
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon finely cut coriander leaves
Instructions
  1. Combine the ground beef, garlic, ginger and chilli pastes, salt, cumin, coriander leaves, Garam Masala, bread and onion until mixed thoroughly and then shape into balls the size of a walnut (about 24). Place in the refrigerator until needed.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat, add the onion and cook until golden brown.
  3. Stir in the tomato, garlic and ginger pastes, Sambal Oelek, cumin, turmeric, coriander, salt and yogurt and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the water and bring to a boil.
  5. Gently add the meatballs and cook, without stirring for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Lower the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  7. Enjoy hot garnished with coriander leaves and accompanied by Parotha or Rotli or rice, pickles, salads and yogurt.
Recipe by Noshing With the Nolands at https://noshingwiththenolands.com/kofta-meatball-curry-recipe/