You are here

Chicken Kofta Curry

Snigdha's picture
Chicken Kofta goes well with Naan or Steamed Rice.
  Minced chicken 500 Gram
  Egg 1
  Coriander powder/Dhaniya 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1 Pinch
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Garlic ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chilly To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon (Lime)
  Red onion 1 Large
  Tomatoes 2 Medium
  Green chilies 2
  Cashew nuts 8
  Caraway seeds/Shahjeera 2 Pinch
  Fenugreek leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander/Cilantro 1 Dash (For Garnishing)

To make the Kofta Balls

Combine egg, coriander powder, garam masala powder,black pepper powder,turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste,salt and chilly powder and juice of lime with the minced chicken and make small balls.

Heat 1 cup oil in a wok and deep-fry the chicken malls. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel/absorbent sheet. Keep these kofta's aside.

To make the curry
Heat a skillet and add 2 tbs oil. Add choppd onion and fry well. Add chopped tomatoes and green chillies and saute for about 2 minutes. Remove. Add cashews and little water and grind into a smooth paste.

Heat skillet again. Add 1 tbs oil and add shahijeera and let them sizzle. Add fenugreek leaves and as soon as they are beginning to change color, add the ground paste and mix well. Add garama masala powder, salt and chilly powder. Give it a stir and add 1 cup milk. Cover and simmer for about 5-8 minutes. You may add cream or a dash of butter at this point.

Arrange the Kofta's in a bowl and pour the curry over the Kofta's. Allow at least 15 minutes for for the Kofta's to soak up some of the curry and acquire a nice taste.

Serve Hot with Naan or Steamed Rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 2.9 (6 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 199 Calories from Fat 85

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g14.7%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 87.5 mg29.2%

Sodium 148.3 mg6.2%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.1%

Sugars 8.4 g

Protein 14 g28.7%

Vitamin A 8.4% Vitamin C 26.1%

Calcium 8.1% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Prezi's picture
Is koftha not a Bengali dish? I have had this from one of my freinds here in the US. But that was malai koftha and if remember, that was sweet! I believe this one would be spicy! :)
Snigdha's picture
Hello Prezi. 'Kofta' is NOT a Bengali Dish. The word 'Kofta' is actually derived from the Persian language 'Kufta' which means 'ground' (mostly meat). Ground meat mixed in spices is called 'Kofta' in Middle Eastern cuisine. Spicy deep-fried Meatballs called 'Kufte' have originated in the Lebanese, Turkish, Balkan and Mughalai cusines. However the South-Asian version of 'Kofta' can be vegetarian such as 'Malai Kofta', 'Aloo Paneer Kofta', 'Lauki Kofta' while the non-vegetarian versions could be 'Nargisi Kofta', 'Gosht Kofta' and so on.
aparna.priya's picture
hey snigdha, your chicken kofta curry is amazingly delicious. I tried it yesterday and it was simply gr8. keep posting such simple and delicious recipes....
Snigdha's picture
Thanks for the feed back Aparna. Yes. I shall keep posting more such stuff :)
sharifa roy's picture
hey snigdha thnx for the kofta sounds great...will try it soon.. been looking for this recipe foe along time!!
Anonymous's picture
thank u for this turned out really well...yummy ..if u have some more delicious receipes...pliz share..thanx
Snigdha's picture
Hi. Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the dish.
sharifa roy's picture
looking forward to great recipes from this site...
subha's picture
its fantastic ,once i tried in my own way something missed there, now its great ,thank u snigdha di
Snigdha's picture
Thank you Subha.
Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe