Friday, July 8, 2011

Chicken Kofta Curry


chicken - 250 gms (boneless)
Egg - 1 
Onions - 3 (chopped)
tomatoes - 3 (made into a puree)
thick coconut milk - 1 cup
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
oil - to fry
corriander powder - 1/2 tsp
garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom - 2 each

To marinate:
red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
salt - 2 pinches
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
onion - 1 (chopped)
corriander leaves - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
garam masala - 1/4 tsp 

Kofta Marination:
- add the onion and chicken and mince it in a mixie
- make sure that the water is well drained before you do this as we dont want any more moisture, else you cannot make koftas.
- add ingredients "to marinate" and mix well
- add 1 egg and mix well and allow that to marinate for min 1 hr.
- if you are in a hurry, you can leave this to marinate in the fridge

For gravy:
- add oil in a pan
- grind the onions to a fine paste
- add salt and turmeric powder
- allow this to cook until the oil oozes out of the mixture
- add the tomato puree and ginger garlic paste
- add the red chilli powder, corriander powder and garam masala
- mix well and allow that to cook till it forms a paste
- and the paste should give out the oil
- in a muslin cloth add the bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and tie it up
- add this cloth bag into the onion mixture and add some water
- when the water comes to a boil add the coconut milk and allow that to cook for 2 mins
- now make small balls out of the kofta and add them slowly into the gravy
- ensure that you dont mix the gravy and the gravy is not in a very higgh flame
- when you add all the koftas in, close the pan with a lid and allow that to cook in slow flame for 15 - 20 mins
- remove the lid, check for taste and check if the koftas are well cooked.
- then sprinkle some corriander leaves on top and remove the spice bag from the curry

Serve with rice/ dosa/ idli / puttu/ string hoppers (idiyappam).


indian recipes said...

nice post. Is there any menu for weight watchers.
Check this recipe for nilgiri chicken by Bobby Saigal –

Reva said...

yummy dish... I have tried chicken koftas in a curry dish... yummy:)

Charley29 said...

so tempting, love to eat this food!