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Chicken Kofta Curry

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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

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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


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Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe