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Lamb Kofta Curry
Lamb kofta curry is for those who love meatballs and curries combined. The succulent meatballs taste divine in well-balanced spicy curry sauce.
This recipe I’m sharing with you here is quite kid-friendly. Although you can always add more, the chilli proportion in this recipe is fairly mild. So, you can feed your little ones with curry.
And if you’re like me who is just chilli-mad, you can always set aside some of your ready cooked lamb koftas. And then add more chilli powder and just sprinkle chilli flakes to the rest of the dish before you eat it. This way everyone can be happy, and you don’t have to worry about cooking different dishes for your young children.
How to make
Basically, you make two things for this dish, the meatballs and the sauce. Both use their own spices and herbs, so when they are combined together, they will be full of aromatic flavour.
For the kofta, you just mix the lamb minced meat with finely chopped onion, all the spices, salt and flour. Mix and knead thoroughly so that you get a fairly-smooth textured minced-meat. If you like, you can use a food processor to mix. But make sure you don’t do it for too long. A few blitzes to process is more than enough.
As for the sauce, firstly, you fry the chopped onion. Then add in the ginger and garlic followed by the spices. Once you get the aroma of the spices you put chopped tomatoes in. You can use fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes. Both work fine.
Then continue cooking as you are mashing the tomatoes every now and again until you have a nice smooth and thick sauce.
When your sauce is ready, you can add the meatballs in and stir carefully. Leave it to cook until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
The ways to enjoy
And if you are planning to spread a full Pakistani menu, here are some menu ideas that you can do:
- Chicken Pilau Rice.
- Lamb Kofta Curry.
- Aloo Palak (spinach and potato curry).
- Dahi Baray (lentil dumplings in yoghurt sauce).
- Gajar Ka Halwa (carrots sweet pudding).
Another idea is, why don’t you have your meatballs curry with spaghetti? Try. It’s so delicious and comforting.
Thank you for reading this lamb kofta recipe. I hope you are now wanting to try it. If you do, it will be great if you share what you think about it in the comments below (leave a reply box).
Before you go, don’t forget to check my other recipes that you may love.
- Pakistani lamb keema matar: minced lamb and green peas curry.
- Pakistani Aloo Keema: minced meat and potato curry.
- Aloo Gosht: Pakistani style meat and potato curry.
- Lauki Gosht: Pakistani style meat and bottle gourd curry.
- Keema Paratha: Pakistani style flatbread with minced meat stuffing.
Thank you and all the best.