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Steam chicken kofta curry

Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
0 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Steam chicken kofta curry RECIPE

Non veg kofta mainly made with mutton / lamb mince but I here have used chicken mince for healthy option ..kofta generally deep fried but I steam chicken kofta andput in mildly spice flavourful gravy for guilt free eating..

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Mughlai
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. chicken mince -500 gms
  2. onion -2 large
  3. ginger paste -2tsp
  4. garlic paste 4 tsp
  5. salt - As required
  6. Green chili -1 chopped
  7. tomato purée /paste - small 1 cup
  8. Roasted masala -2tp ( dry roast cumin seeds ,coriander seeds and dry red chili and coarsely ground it)
  9. bay leaf-2
  10. Green cardamom -1-2
  11. cinnamon -1/2 inch stick
  12. clove -2-3
  13. cumin powder -1tsp
  14. coriander powder -2tsp
  15. Chili powder -1tsp
  16. Cashewnut and magaz paste - 2tbsp ( soak cashewnut and magaz in warm water for 2-3 hrs and make a fine paste )
  17. Fresh cream -2-3tbsp


  1. Take a big bowl ,add chicken mince ,chopped onion,1 tsp each ginger and garlic paste,salt ,roasted masala ,green chili chopped chopped coriander leaves.mix it well
  2. Make a round shape chicken meatball.divide into equal portion chicken meatball. Take a tiffin box ,grease it with one tsp of oil.put chicken meatball into the tiffin box and close the tiffin box.
  3. Heat a pressure cooker with half cup of water.keep tiffin box into the pressure cooker.wait for one whistle then reduce the flame for 20 mints..after 20 mints turn off gas..release pressure on its own.
  4. Take out tiffin box from pressure cooker.keep aside.this way you can steam chicken meatball
  5. Heat kadai with3-4 tbsp of oil .add bay leaf. Whole garammasala .then add one onion paste ,frying onion until it gets nice light brown colour ,then add rest of ginger and garlic paste ,keep sautéing..
  6. Now add tomato purée /paste , cashew and magaz paste. Mix it well, add turmeric ,chili ,cumin and coriander powder ,salt. 1 tsp sugar ,mix it well ,keep sautéing until masala separates from oil .
  7. When masala separates from oil ,add one cup of water. Give a good stir ,gravy starts boiling add steam chicken meatballs I to the gravy ..stir gently..reduce flame for 10 mints
  8. When gravy became thick. Add fresh cream and garammasala give a nice stir....keep gravy as per your desire consistency...
  9. Steam chicken kofta curry is ready to serve it on the serving bowl and serve it with naan /roti or whatever you like to eat...

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Piyali Saha
Piyali Saha   Dec-07-2016


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