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Lamb Kofta Curry

5/5
A simple Pakistani chicken curry that will leave everyone wanting more. This chicken curry recipe is delicious served with any type of rice recipe. Allow the cooked rice to simply soak up the flavours and aroma for a delicious mid-week meal for the whole family! A quick and delicious mild chicken recipe with bags of flavour.
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Lamb kofta curry is a delicious curry made up of spiced lamb meatballs simmered in a creamy masala. This lamb meatballs curry recipe gives you a fragrant kofta curry recipe that won’t need hours on the stove. A simple kofta that has all the traditional flavour of a delicious Pakistani kofta curry. This curry is the perfect food for winter and is best served alongside some homemade chapattis. Each bite is guaranteed to be filled with flavour!

So, my family might sound like fake Pakistanis here, but we rarely ever have kofta curry. This is rather ironic, because it’s probably the one curry that all of us siblings and my parents would actually eat. My little sister has been asking me (more like commanding me to) to make kofta curry for ages. As she does always wash all the dishes whenever I cook, I thought I would kindly oblige and make it for her. She’s also been after some samosa chaat. I cannot make that quite because everyone is sick and fried food is a current no-no.

 

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Anyways, kofta curry is basically just a spiced meatball curry. It tastes so good, especially with naan. I know some people have it with boiled rice, but I like my meatball curry kind of thick. This means that it wouldn’t really be that great an accompaniment for boiled rice. With that being said, I add in extra water and then remove about two platefuls for my mum and dad. Then I let the rest of the water evaporate to get a thicker sauce the way my siblings like it. My dad HATES thick sauce curries, so I always have to add extra water for my parents and then just let the rest of it cook off. My parents like their curries to have a watery consistency like my traditional chicken curry recipe.

If you have watched my YouTube video, you are probably thinking there is a bit of a discrepancy between what I am showing in the video and the actual ingredient amount. That’s because I kind of realised when I had made the meatballs that I made double the amount of mixture. I know a few people have mentioned that my recipes always make too much. So, I thought I would adjust the recipe to make it easier for those with smaller families.

 

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I know some people don’t precook the meatballs. But I feel like the meatballs don’t cook through if I don’t cook them a little bit. It doesn’t take long to partially cook the meatballs as you fry them in the oil that you are going to use for the actual curry. I would recommend that you do cook them a little bit. Alternatively, just leave them to simmer for longer in the actual pan.

This spiced lamb meatball curry with a delicious masala sauce is perfect for these winter nights.

 

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Lamb Kofta Curry

by Sadia Halimah Aziz
Lamb kofta curry is a classic Pakistani curry made with tender lamb meatballs simmered in a spicy, flavourful sauce. These melt-in-the-mouth meatballs are lathered in an onion and yoghurt sauce that makes this curry burst with flavour. This fool-proof recipe is perfect for beginners and will guaranteed to become a family favourite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani/Indian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 460

Ingredients
  

Meatballs/Kofta (makes 12-18 meatballs)

  • 250 g Lamb Mince/Keema
  • ½ Onion/Pyaz
  • 3 Garlic Cloves/Lehsan
  • 2 Green Chillies/Hari Mirch
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds/Dhaniyaa Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • ½ tsp Salt/Namak
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder/Haldi
  • 50 g Gram Flour/Besan
  • 1 Egg/Anda

Masala Gravy

  • 100 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Onions/Pyaz
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 5 Garlic Cloves/Lehsan chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger/Adrak crushed
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder/Laal Mirch Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves/Methi
  • 1 tsp Salt/Namak
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder/Haldi
  • ½ tsp Cumin Powder/Jeera Powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder/Dhaniyaa Powder
  • 500 ml Water
  • 3 tbsp Yoghurt
  • Coriander/Dhaniyaa finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies/Hari Mirch finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor add the onions, garlic cloves, ginger, coriander, and green chillies then pulse until thick paste forms – do not blend the mixture for too long as this will result in a watery mixture
  • Add the mixture to the lamb mince along with the chilli flakes, turmeric powder, salt, gram flour and egg before mixing until all the ingredients are fully combined
  • Grease your hands with oil and form equal sized balls – makes about 12-18 meatballs
  • In a large pot heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the meatballs and fry them on medium heat for 2-3 minutes undisturbed on either side – do not overcrowd the pan then remove the meatballs and set aside
  • Remove the meatballs and set aside then in the same pan add the finely diced onions and salt then cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are slightly softened – adding the salt with the onions helps to bring the moistureout of the onion to allow them to cook down and brown more evenly without burning the onions
  • Add the garlic cloves, ginger and cloves then cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes then cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes soften
  • Add the dried fenugreek leaves and garam masala then cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder then cook the spices for 4-6 minutes adding a few tablespoons of water to prevent the spices from burning
  • Add the finely chopped green chilies and coriander then cook for another 3-4 minutes
  • Add the yoghurt then stir immediately to prevent the yoghurt from curdling and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the water and allow to come to a gentle simmer
  • Add the meatballs and mix gently before covering and cook on low heat for 20 minutes
  • Remove the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes or until thickened to your personal preference
  • Your lamb kofta curry is ready!

Video

Keyword curries, dinner, lamb

Sadia Halimah Aziz

The Aziz Kitchen | Food Blogger

I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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