Kofta (Meat balls/ Koftay)

Kofta (Meat balls/ Koftay) recipe. Make it the way we do and you will love it. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Oil 5-6 tbs
  • Onion sliced 3 medium
  • Water 4-5 tbs
  • Beef mince ½ kg
  • Onion paste 2 tbs
  • Poppy seeds powder 2 tbs
  • Whole spice powder ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic chopped ½ tbs
  • Yogurt 3 tbs
  • Red chili powder 1 & ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Green chilies 3-4 or to taste
  • Coriander leaves 2 tbs
  • Oil 5-6 tbs
  • Ginger garlic paste ½ tbs
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Turmeric ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tbs or as required
  • Salt ½ tsp or to taste
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Yogurt ¾ cup
  • Water
  • Coriander leaves chopped handful
  • Green chilies chopped 3-4
  • Whole spice powder ½ tsp


In a wok, add oil and onion, fry until onions are light brown, set aside.

In grinder, add fried onion and water, grind well.

In food chopper,add beef mince,onion paste,poppy seeds powder,whole spice powder,ginger garlic (chopped),yogurt,red chili powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,salt,green chilies and coriander leaves,grind well.

Grease your hands with oil and make meat balls of equal sizes with your hands.

Heat oil in wok,add ginger garlic paste,mix it.Add remaining onion mixture and saute for few minutes.

Now add cumin powder,turmeric,red chili powder,salt and coriander powder,mix it.

Add yogurt and give it a good mix.

Add water, cover and cook for 15 mins on low to medium flame.

Add the kofta balls, bring to the boil,let them cook for 15mins on low flame.Stir to prevent sticking.

Now add coriander leaves and green chilies,cover and cook for few minutes.

Sprinkle whole spice powder and serve hot.

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