Beef Kofta Curry | How to make Beef Kofta Curry

By Bhavna Kalra  |  31st Jul 2015  |  
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About Beef Kofta Curry Recipe

I love meatballs, I mean who doesn’t right? “Koftas” as we call them in India are a very luxurious treat reserved usually for special occasions especially the Non vegetarian versions of the Koftas as they require some planning and preparation. I have previously blogged about the vegetarian koftas which are a treat on their own. This curry goes amazingly well with some hot Garlic naans or plain boiled Rice. It is a little heavy and indulgent but hey who said indulgence is bad.

Beef Kofta Curry is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Beef Kofta Curry has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Bhavna Kalra is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Beef Kofta Curry recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Beef Kofta Curry is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 60 minutes. This is recipe of Beef Kofta Curry is perfect to serve 6 people. Beef Kofta Curry is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Beef Kofta Curry. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Beef Kofta Curry by commenting on this page below!

Beef Kofta Curry

Ingredients to make Beef Kofta Curry

  • 500gms Beef minced
  • 1 onion very finely chopped
  • 1 Green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Fresh garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp clove powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped green coriander
  • 1 ½ tbsp Besan/chickpea Flour
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 tomatoes blanched in hot water
  • 2 onions roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 – 2 tsp fresh cream (for garnishing)
  • Freshly chopped green coriander (for garnishing)
  • Handful of unsalted cashew nuts (for garnishing)
  • salt to taste

How to make Beef Kofta Curry

  1. Soak the cashew nuts in hot water for 15 minutes or in plain water for a few hours.
  2. Bring all the ingredients for the Kofta except the oil together and mix well.
  3. Gently make soft medium sized balls. You should be able to make around 15 – 18 balls out of this.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick pan or kadhai/wok.
  5. Once heated add the meatballs and shallow fry them until golden brown on all sides. This should take around 10 – 12 minutes.
  6. Drain on a kitchen towel and keep them aside. Do not throw away the left over oil as we will prepare the gravy in the same pan.
  7. In the same pan in which we fried the Koftas, if you have left over oil, add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté till the onion is translucent.
  8. Now add the blanched tomatoes and cook till everything is mushed up.
  9. Let this cool before adding the onions and tomato mixture in a grinder. Remove the Cashew nuts from the water and add them as well, blitzing everything in a smooth gravy.
  10. Now in the same pan or a deep bottomed pan add ½ tsp oil, cardamoms and cinnamon. Add the smooth gravy and cover, letting it cook on a medium flame for 7 – 10 minutes.
  11. Now add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and garam masala before adding 1 cup of warm water to the gravy
  12. Bring the gravy to a boil before you add the Koftas gently. Let the Koftas gently simmer in the gravy for 15 minutes or so.
  13. Before serving garnish the curry with some coriander, cashew nuts, cream or yogurt on a bed of plain boiled rice or some hot naans to soak up all the flavours

Reviews for Beef Kofta Curry (3)

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago


ghazla shameem2 years ago

good one..

Sujata Limbu3 years ago

I can't wait to try this dish, it looks delicious :D

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