Meat Masala Kofta


Meat Masala Kofta goes very well along with Paratha, Naan, fried rice etc.  You can make it with mutton or chicken instead of beef. Ingredients:-

For Koftas

Minced meat                          1/2 kg

Onion (finely chopped)            4 cups

Ginger garlic paste              2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder                       1 teaspoon
Chilly powder             1 teaspoon

Garam Masala                       1/2 teaspoon

Egg yolk                                 1
Tomato sauce              1 tablespoon
Bread slices                          2 nos. (soaked in water and pressed dry)

Salt                                         To taste

Egg white                               1 (beaten)

Bread crumbs                       1 cup

For masala gravy

Onion                                      1 cup(thinly sliced)

Ginger Garlic paste              2 teaspoon
Garam Masala                       1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder                       1 teaspoon

Chilly powder             1 teaspoon

Tomato                                   3 nos

Salt                                         to taste

Cashew Nuts                   6 nos.

Kismis                               12 nos.

Oil                                           1 cup

Coriander leaves             2 tablespoon (chopped)


Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan.  Saute onion.  Add ginger garlic paste.  Saute well and add garam masala, chilly powder, and turmeric powder.  Add minced meat.  Saute the minced meat till it becomes dry.  Allow the mixture to cool.

Mix this mixture along with egg yolk, tomato sauce, salt, and pressed bread slices.  Divide into small balls.   Dip each balls first into egg white then into bread crumbs.  Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan.  Deep fry the meatballs and keep aside.

Heat oil.  Add sliced onion and ginger garlic paste and sauté well.  Add tomatoes and sauté until it becomes pulpy.  Add coriander powder, chilly powder, and garam masala.  Remove from fire and allow it to cool.  Grind this masala along with 1 cup water.

Add required salt and boil this masala curry.  Add 2 more cups of water.  Put the fried meatballs one by one and cover with a lid.  Cook the meat kofta curry on low heat.  When the gravy is thickened, remove from fire.  Grind cashew nuts and kismis.  Add it to the gravy and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves.


Beef Cutlets

Although cutlets are common in India, only in Kerala you can taste a variety of cutlets.  Beef cutlets are very special in Kerala.  It is very common among Syrican Christians to serve cutlet and salad as the first course of a sumptuous dinner.1.         Beef                            500 gms ( cut into medium sized cubes)

Ginger                        1″ piece (chopped)

Garlic                          5 pods

Pepper powder             1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves

2.         Onion                         4 big ( chopped)
Ginger                         1/2 tablespoon ( chopped)
Green chillies            3 nos (chopped)

Garam Masala            1 teaspoon

Curry leaves

Potato                         3 nos (boiled & mashed)

Bread Crumbs            1 cup
Egg white               1 egg

Oil                             2 cups

Pressure cook beef for 10 minutes along with pepper, ginger, garlic &salt.  Allow it to cool.  (for best minced meat freeze for 1 hour and then mince).  Mince the meat.

Heat oil in a pan.  Saute onion.  Add chopped ginger, green chillies, and curry leaves and saute well.  Add minced meat. Add garam masala.  Saute the minced meat till it becomes dry.  Allow the mixture to cool.

Add mashed potatoes to this mixture and mix well.  Make small balls and roll into oval shapes.  Beat the egg white.  Coat each cutlet first in egg white and then in bread crumbs.  Deep fry in oil. Serve hot.

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