Lamb Kofta- Delicious!
Lamb Kofta- Delicious!
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Lamb Kofta is basically a lamb meatball curry with an interesting hot but sweet flavour that is infused with spicy goodness. Again a favourite of my kids, Kofta is one of those curries you can enjoy again and again. I hope you enjoy my recipe, as well as a great accompaniment- Onion, Tomato and Coriander Raita.
Meat- 500g of minced Lamb.
Ball Mix- 60g pealed and finely chopped Ginger (about 1 inch), 30g minced Garlic (1 1/2 tsp) 1 tsp Gnd. Cummin (8g), 1tsp Gnd. Coriander (8g), 1tsp Garam Masala (8g), 1 heap tbs dried Mint flakes.
Mix- Meat and spices well, then wet hands and make into small meatballs. Makes about 14 small balls. Lightly roll in flour and refrigerate.
Chop- 3 Onions (300g) into fine half rings.
Heat- 150ml ghee/oil in pot to be used.
Add- Onions, fry ‘til golden and translucent.
Add- Spices- 1tsp Chilli Powder (10g) or hotter if you wish, ½ tsp Turmeric (5g), 1 tsp salt (8g), 1 heap tbs Mint Flakes, 2 heap tsp of quality Stock Powder (24g). Stir in and cook for 1 minute.
Chop- 400g of pealed Tomatoes.
Add- Tomatoes plus 1 tbs of Tomato paste.
Add- 2 ½ cups of Water (600ml). Combine all in pot. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer.
Add- Meat Balls, gently stir then leave to simmer for about 30 minutes or until the balls are well cooked and the liquid has reduced and thickened.
Onion, Tomato and Coriander Raita
In a bowl mix ½ cup of white vinegar and ¾ cup of water, plus 1 ½ tsp of Caster sugar and ½ bunch of Coriander Leaves chopped finely. Chop up 1 small Spanish onion into fine ½ rings, plus chop up 2 large tomatoes into 2cm cubes. Blend all and enjoy with your curry.
Serves up to 4 people. Dish up with Basmati rice and pappadams. Hope you enjoy these pungent flavours of India.
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