Kofta curry, minced meatball curry
This recipe for kofta curry or minced meatball curry, I had discovered it when I bought the Thermomix, a recipe on the site Cookidoo, in the Indian cuisine collection. I did not have all the ingredients, (I will say rather all the spices). I replaced what I had. The result is a recipe tested and approved and above all appreciated by everyone that it becomes one of the recipes and menu ideas of the week.
In addition, a programmed recipe in the Thermomix, that even my husband launches the program, and makes dinner, ouiiiii! a first, because my husband has always liked that I’m always the one who makes the delicious dishes, hihihihi (yes he always tells me that especially when I’m fed up: you cook so well that I don’t dare to cook! I know that’s one way to make a point!)
In any case, this curry of kofta, or minced meatballs is pure indulgence, and it’s so easy to make. I will give you the recipe with the Thermomix and without Thermomix. for a dish that will please everyone.
In the Thermomix recipe, the minced meatballs are steamed, but you can easily fry them (in a little oil, otherwise cook the meatballs directly in the curry sauce.
You can present this dish with delicious naan rice or pita bread
By the way, here are some other Indian cuisine recipes for you:
Kofta curry or minced meatball curry
For the kofta dumplings:
- 1 onion 120g cut into quarters
- 30 g fresh coriander leaves
- 15 g peeled fresh ginger cut into rounds (2 mm)
- 1 fresh green chili halved, deseeded
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 vs. coffee coriander seeds optional
- 1 vs. coffee fine salt
- ½ vs. coffee ground black pepper or to taste
- 500 gr minced beef
- 1 vs. coffee lemon juice
for the curry sauce:
- 10 gr of ghee
- 15 gr butter
- 1 vs. coffee garlic powder
- 1 vs. coffee ground turmeric
- 1 vs. coffee garam masala
- ¼ vs. coffee fenugreek powder
- ¼ vs. coffee caraway seeds
- 1 vs. soup garam masala paste
- 80 g onions quartered
- 1 vs. coffee salt
- 500 gr tomato coulis or fresh skinless and seedless tomatoes
- 80 gr ml of water
Prepare the kofta dumplings
Place the onions, fresh coriander, ginger, chillies, garlic, coriander seeds, salt and pepper in the thermomix bowl,
chop 5 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula.
Add minced meat and lemon juice then mix 20 sec/reverse/speed 2.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, then mix again 20 sec/reverse/speed 2.
place the mixture in a bowl
with wet hands, shape the equivalent of 24 small meatballs (koftas), then place on a large dish, cover and reserve in the refrigerator.
Meanwhile, clean mixing bowl and prepare sauce.
Place the ghee and butter in the bowl of the Thermomix and program 2 min / 100°C / spoon speed.
Add the garlic powder, turmeric, garam masala, fenugreek, and caraway seeds then fry 1 min 30 sec / 100°C / speed 1.
Add onion and chop 3 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula then sauté 2 min/120°C/speed 1.
Add the massala paste, tomato coulis, salt and water.
Place the koftas in the Varoma dish then place Varoma in position and cook 40 min / Varoma / speed 1.
At the end of cooking, transfer the koftas to a pot and pour in the sauce. Mix well then serve with rice or Indian bread.
Recipe without Themomix:
chop together: onions, fresh coriander, ginger, peppers, garlic, coriander seeds,
place everything in a large salad bowl, and add salt and pepper, minced meat and lemon juice,
incorporate everything by hand, shape the equivalent of 24 small meatballs (koftas), then place on a large dish, cover and reserve in the refrigerator.
melt the ghee and butter in a large pot,
garlic powder, turmeric, garam masala, fenugreek, and caraway seeds, and sauté well.
add the chopped onion and the garam masala paste, and sauté until the onion becomes very translucent
add the tomato coulis, salt and water and cook
to the first broth, add the meatballs (for more taste you can fry them before)
cook well until the curry sauce becomes smooth and the meatballs are well cooked.
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