Monday, March 12, 2007

Red Hot Kofta Curry N Lamb Chops !!!

Kofta Curry!

For Making koftas :

Mince meat 500 grams(Lamb/Chicken Mince)
Ginger & Garlic paste 1Tbsp
Roasted Gram flour 1 Tbsp
Garam masala powder 1 Tsp
Green chillies 1-2 chopped
Curry powder 1 Tsp
Salt to taste

For Curry :

whole Green cardamoms3
Bay leaves 2
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1 "
Cumin Powder 1Tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste 1 Tbsp
1 Onion chopped finely
Kashmiri Red chilli powder 2 Tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp
Coriander powder 1Tsp
Tomato puree 1 cup
chicken stock 1 cup
salt as required
Fresh cream 1- 2 Tbsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing(optional).

Mix all the ingredients well for kofta and divide them into small portions to make koftas . Keep aside.

Heat the ghee or oil in a pan and fry the whole spices till you get their aroma . Add the ginger & garlic paste and then the onions, saute for a while till the onions are brown . Add all the powders and saute for few mts .later add the pureed tomatoes and simmer for few more minutes. Now add the chicken stock, salt and add the chicken kofta balls one by one and cook over low flame for nearly 30 mts till the balls are cooked well and the curry is thickened. Finally stir in some fresh cream & garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves & It's ready to serve.

Lamb chops!

Lamb Chops - 500 gms
Curds 1 .5 cup
Tomatoes 2
Garam masala 1 Tsp
Ginger 2"chopped
Garlic paste 1 Tbsp
Green chillies 2-3
Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1 Tsp
Nutmeg a pinch
1 onion sliced
Coriander powder 2 Tsp
Curry leaves 1-2 sprigs
oil 2 Tbsp
Lemon juice 1 Tbsp
Salt as reqd

Method :

Marinate The meat with curds , salt ,nutmeg,Coriander powder, Ginger and Garlic paste.Pressure cook the Meat Marinade along with chopped Green chillies and chopped Tomatoes.Once cooked, add this to the saute'd sliced onion , pepper and curry leaves & allow this to simmer for few more minutes before adding a dash of Lemon juice to serve.