Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lamb Kofta Curry

Regularly and generally, it is just akin a habit I settle for mutton (Almond Spicy Mutton Varuval, Dalca/Mutton Dhal CurryMasala Mutton Curry Pepper Mutton Curry). Every now and then, well, lamb is a choice. The next question is of course what to do the lamb I bought (Lamb Curry Noodles & Lamb Stew)? Safest and always a welcoming moment is definitely a thick curry (Spicy Tofu Curry & Egg Vindaloo), yet this is my first time of making kofta. Kofta is basically made with  mince meat (Mutton Ball Soup), mixed with spices and shaped into meatballs. Koftas can be fried, grilled, steamed, baked or into a spicy curry. And if you are in search of a kofta curry recipe, millions will pop out, of course I will appreciate your hands-on to this recipe of mine. Neither spectacular nor unique but assured tried, tested and all lines clear. Kofta in a spicy, tangy and scented with curry leaves curry goes so well with Tomato Rice, Cucumber Yogurt Salad and the other option is perhaps drenched with Nandu Rasam.  

For the kofta
350g minced lamb
1/2 inch ginger - chopped
5 garlic - chopped
Salt for taste

For the curry paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp shallot paste
2 tbsp plain chili powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp fennel powder
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
*** mix all these ingredients with a little water and keep aside

Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon, 1 star anise and 5 cloves
1 large tomato - sliced 
2 tbsp yogurt
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/4 cup oil
salt for taste
1/2 liter water

Mix all the ingredients for kofta, pinch bit by bit, shape into small balls/rolls and keep aside.
Heat oil and when heated, fry spices for a min.
Add curry paste and cook until aromatic and oil splits.
Add tomato and curry leaves, stir for a couple of times.
Pour water, stir again and simmer to heat.
Then gently drop the kofta one by one inside.
Once the koftas are cooked, off the heat and gently combine in yogurt. 
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  1. I wonder how it taste it spicy with a bit sourish...

  2. The curry look fabulous! though I haven't tried koftas with lamb but I love kofta in general and judging your recipe by the spices used.

  3. I'm sure it will taste good with some rice or meehon =)

  4. I love this. An awesome carbo load dish when my mother in law makes it:D Either I learn it up real soon since you have the recipe and all OR "puppy eye" request MIL to make it:D

  5. curry recently i keep on eat curry >.<

  6. when I c lamb curry..
    the first thing that I think of is Malam Jumaat.. lol
    In my ex company's canteen, they always serve curry mutton on Thursday.
    then the malay told me becoz of malam jumaat.. lol

  7. This is a dish I often get in restaurants, but it never looks this good.

  8. This curry looks exquisite my friend :D
    A beautiful presentation and mix of flavours!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. lamb is totally out of my league. you make cooking sound so easy! but its not =( (at least for me)

  10. It looks delicious even though I don't really fancy the smell of lamb. :)

  11. Koftas and kebabs - nothing beats them :) These lamb koftas look terrific :)


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