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On my very first recipe blog I would like to share with you folks my MOST favourite Pakistani Food- Kofta Curry.
A random lunch or dinner got me into entering a Pakistani Restaurant- couldn’t remember when. This dish was the one that got me the most with its rich flavour. Here is my take on the Kofta Curry. Traditional Kofta’s mostly uses Mutton but I have opted for Chicken meat instead. Yes, the Mutton would have paired well with the rich spices but chicken would give the mild tender and juicy koftas, which is already a hit among many.
I hope you guys try out the recipe, and enjoy it as much as I do.
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- INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHICKEN KOFTA (PATTY)
- -500gm of Minced Chicken Breast
- -125gm Greek Yoghurt
- -1 tbs of Ginger & Garlic Paste
- -1 tsp of Cumin Powder
- -1 tsp of Red Chilli Powder
- -1 tsp of Coriander Powder
- -1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder
- -1/2 tsp of Garam Masala
- -Salt & Pepper to taste
- -1/2 tsp of Nutmeg powder (optional)
- INGREDIENTS FOR THE CURRY
- -1/2 tsp Each of Cumin Seeds, Caraway Seeds, Black Mustard Seeds, & Fenugreek Seeds (Mix all these seeds together)
- -5 Small Cloves
- -1 nos of Onion (Chopped)
- -2-3 Medium Sized Tomatoes- Diced (if you’re using cherry tomatoes, it will be around 10 or 15 small nos cut into half)
- –1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder + 1 tsp Turmeric Powder + 1/2 tbsp Red Chili Powder + 2 tbsp Garam Masala (mix all these spice powders together in a bowl and add in a little water at a time till turn into a thick paste, then set aside)
- -A pinch of Nutmeg Powder
- -Salt to taste ( you can opt for a teaspoon of chicken stock powder if you wanted to substitute the salt, it does brings out the flavor at some point)
- -2 tablespoons Oil ( you can use any type of oil, unless you want it to be more fragrant and packed in flavour I suggest you use Ghee)
- -1 cup of Water
- 1.5 tbsp Greek Yogurt
- -1 tbs of Kasoori Methi (there's no proper measurement for this - you can just grab a handful and sprinkle it)
- First things first, we’re going to mix the Kofta ingredients. In a big bowl mix the ingredients listed under the “Kofta Ingredients”.
- Put a bit of oil on your hand and start rolling the patty into a ball (this depends on how big you want them to be. I have made it into a two inched diameter balls.
- Heat some oil on the pan and slowly fry the meatballs until it’s light brown and then set it aside
- Heat up the pan with the oil
- Put in the mixed spice seeds and cloves; stir it for a minute (in high heat)
- Turn the heat down to medium and add in the chopped onion; stir it till light brown
- Add in the tomatoes and cook it until it’s soft
- Add in the mixed spice powder paste and keep stirring it till the oil breaks (make sure while at it the paste doesn’t get burned), then add in water
- Add in the Chicken Kofta, give it a stir and cover it for 7 to 10 min (keep an eye on it all the time and stir it in between in order not to let it burn underneath the pan)
- To make the curry extra rich and creamy, add the 1 1/2 tbsp Yogurt. Stir in well.
- Lastly add in the salt and Kasoori Methi in and stir it well for a minute and you’re done … Your Chicken Kofta Curry is Served…
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