Chotte Kofta (Spicy Mini Meatballs, Indian style!)
|Ground chicken/Ground turkey or lamb||2 Pound|
|Garlic cloves||2 Large, finely minced|
|Fresh ginger||1⁄2 Inch, finely minced (peeled)|
|Onion||1 Medium, finely diced|
|Ground cumin||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground coriander||1 Teaspoon|
|Garam masala||2 Teaspoon|
|Red chili powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Crushed red chili flakes||1 Teaspoon|
|Lime||1⁄2 , juiced|
|Egg||1 Large, beaten|
|Canola oil/Vegetable oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Cilantro leaves||4 , chopped|
In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (longer is better). Then form 20 uniformly shaped balls, which are then slightly flattened (making a small round even shaped disc). Set aside until needed.
In a large frying pan on high heat, add 1-2 tbsp. of oil. When the oil is hot, carefully add the patties, making sure not to overcrowd the pan (this may be done in batches). After 2-3 minutes, flip them and reduce the heat to medium. They should have a lovely golden brown color. After an additional 2 minutes cover the pan for 2-3 minutes so they will cook all the way through. Drain if needed and serve hot with a spicy tomato sauce or your favorite chutney.
If you wish to make kofta curry, simply make your favorite curry and add them at the end. Simmer for 10 minutes on low and serve.