Kofta Curry

Kofta is a soft potato dumpling soaked in mildly spiced delectable curry, and it is greatly enjoyed by children and others who are not accustomed to the heat of red chilli. In this recipe ginger is used to make the gravy spicy and red chilli powder is added mainly for the color & flavor, however red chilli powder may be added little more according to our palate.

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Kofta curry

Kofta curry can be served as a side for roti or pulao (rice dish). Now the recipe for Kofta curry is as below:

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Chappathi with kofta curry

Kofta curry recipe:


Yields : 11 kofta


  1. Potatoes (medium sized) – 2 Nos.
  2. Corn flour (corn starch) – 1 tbsp
  3. Cashew nuts – 6 Nos. (broken into small pieces)
  4. Raisins – 10 Nos.
  5. Salt – ½ tsp
  6. Any neutral oil for deep frying – 250 ml (I used saffola oil)
  7. Corn flour for dusting
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Kofta ingredients

Cooking Method:

  • Steam potatoes for 10 min. and remove its skin.
  • Add cashew nuts, raisins, salt, corn flour & steamed potatoes into a mixing bowl.
  • Knead potato into a lump-free dough.
  • Divide dough into 11 balls of equal size.
  • Coat each ball with corn flour and keep aside.
  • Heat a frying pan with oil in medium flame.
  • When the oil is ready for frying reduce the flame and slowly drop the balls (3 or 4) one after another.
  • Fry them in medium flame until they turn golden.
  • In the same way fry remaining balls & keep them aside.
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Kofta recipe



  1. Oil – 1 tsp
  2. Onion (medium sized) – 3 Nos.
  3. Ginger – a thumb sized piece
  4. Garlic – 3 pods
  5. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  7. Coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam masala – ½ tsp
  9. Tomatoes (medium sized) – 2 Nos
  10. Salt – ½ tsp
  11. Cashew nuts – 9 Nos.
  12. Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
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Curry sauce ingredients

Cooking Method:

  • Chop onions, ginger & tomatoes roughly and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil in medium flame.
  • Add onion, ginger & garlic and saute until onion turn translucent.
  • Add red chilli, coriander, turmeric powder & garam masala and saute for 30 sec.
  • Add chopped tomatoes & salt and simmer until tomatoes are well amalgamated.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Grind onion mixture into a paste when it reaches room temperature.
  • Add cashew nuts and grind into a smooth paste after adding a tbsp of water.
  • Heat the same pan in low flame.
  • Add ground masala & water (about 300 ml) into the pan, stir to combine and bring it to a boil.
  • Remove from heat.
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Curry sauce
  • Place kofta in a bowl, pour gravy over kofta, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with soft roti, chappati or rice.
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  • We can add a tbsp of fresh cream to make it rich & creamy.
  • Although sweetness of cashew balances this pungently spiced gravy, you may add half a tsp of sugar if needed.

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