Mutton kofta curry

Mutton kofta curry is very popular traditional Mughalai recipe. Koftas are made of minced mutton and simmered in the curry. koftas imbibe flavour and aroma from the curry so the curry plays an important role in this. Koftas are usually deep fried in oil but you can air fry it too. Koftas are best served with roti, roomali roti, naan and spaghetti. Kofta curry is a delicious delight among the non vegetarians. Mutton can also be replaced with chicken for the same curry. Mutton kofta curry is a great crowd pleaser. Do try and enjoy it!

⏲️PREP TIME : 30 minutes

⏲️COOK TIME : 40 minutes

🍲CUISINE : Mughalai

🥘COURSE : Sidedish

🍴YIELD : 5 servings


For kofta :

Minced mutton boneless – 200 gm

Red chilli – 3no.

Green chilli – 2no.

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Clove – 4 no.

Roasted bengal gram dal – 2 to 3 tbsp

Coconut scrapping – 2 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp

Salt as required .

Ground nut oil for frying

Spices to be powdered :

Pepper – 2tsp

Cumin – 2tsp

Fennel – 1tsp

Cinnamon – 1inch

Cloves – 5no.

Coriander powder – 1& 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli – 2no.

For gravy :

Groundnut oil – 4 tbsp

Big onion – 2no.

Country tomato – 2no. (Puree it)

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Curry leaves as required

Green chilli – 1no.

Bay leaf – 1no.


To make kofta balls :

Pressure cook mutton with salt and water for 5 whistles.

When it is cooked and once cool down, drain the water thoroughly .

In a mixer jar add cooked mutton and all the ingredients mentioned above for kofta except oil.

Grind to a fine mixture and make balls .

Fry the balls and transfer them to absorbent paper.

Koftas are done .

In a mixer jar add the spices mentioned for spice powder for gravy. Grind to a fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan temper bay leaf, green chilli and curry leaves .

Saute ginger garlic paste till raw smell goes off then add finely chopped onions.

When the onions are cooked, add the tomato puree and saute well.

Now add the ground spice powder and saute until raw smell goes.

Now add a glass of water, salt and allow it to boil.

When the oil comes out separately, add in the koftas and give it a boil and stop the flame.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve them with chappati or roti.


You can try same recipe with Chicken minced too.

The curry is so yummy that it is not necessary to use minced meat you can even try it with chicken or mutton in it.

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