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Friday, May 18, 2012

Lamb Kofta Curry - Meat Ball Curry

Being a hardcore non-vegetarian family, I can’t believe that I have not posted any Non-veg recipe on my blog, though it is going to be full four months since starting this blog!!  Though I had the pictures taken couple of months ago, I couldn’t get hold of the recipe or just got too lazy to put it together!
Lamb Kofta Curry or Meatball Curry is my most memorable childhood favourite dish in the Non-vegetarian cuisines.  I remember my grandma preparing this almost every week since my grandpa loved it very much.  Every time I visit my grandma, she would ask me what would I like to eat and without a second thought I would say (in Tamil), “Kaima Kolumbu”  (Meatball Curry). Nowhere have I tasted the way my grandma would prepare.  Only person who can match the taste is my aunt (Mom’s sister).  Even my Mom’s recipe doesn’t turn out like that because Mom cooks with a strong masala base unlike my grandmas preparation which tastes subtle and creamy with a perfect blend of spices!! Hope to get the recipe when I visit her next. My son is blessed to have two precious gems in the form of Great Grandmas - one is my grandma and the other is hubby’s grandma. J  
What I have posted here is my Mom’s version that she had prepared when she visited us couple of months ago! She surprised me with this delicacy, when I went home after a long day at work that day!! The first thing that I did was gobble up two meat balls from the Kadai, without even bothering to wash my hands :P  and quickly took few pictures before it could vanish into our tummy J

This is a must try recipe and you can use ground Lamb/Beef/Chicken meat to prepare this dish! If you are a vegetarian, just replace meat with cooked veges and use the same masala! There you go….you didn’t miss out on tasting this Indian Delicacy J

Here goes the recipe……….
500 gms ground/minced meat
50 gm. / about ½ cup fried gram - powdered
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
3 big tomatoes
2 big onions
½ coconut grated/ about 1 cup
1 bunch coriander/Cilantro
3 tsp. Dhaniya powder
2 tsp. Chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
10 cloves / lavang
6-7 cinemon sticks (small) / 3-4 if it is big in size
2 tbls oil
Salt to Taste

How to prepare:
1.   Grind coconut, cloves, cinnamon, onions, Dhaniya powder, chili powder, ginger garlic paste and coriander leaves adding tomatoes instead of water into a fine paste.
2.   Halve the masala and mix one portion with minced meat in a mixer or by hand if the meat is ground finely by adding fried gram powder and salt to taste.
3.   Roll them into medium sized balls and set aside.
4.   Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add the remaining masala and salt to taste. Sauté till oil separates and raw masala smell goes away. You can add little water at this stage if you want a thin gravy.
5.   Slowly add rolled koftas into the curry and cook covered for 15-20 minutes. Do not stir till the meatballs are cooked or they may break.
6.   Serve hot with rice/chapattis/bread.

YUMMY…….how simple is that! Just remembered there is stock of mince meat in the fridge and I got to go and prepare this quickly before I forget about it for another two months!! J

Points to Ponder:
“For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.”
                                                                                                                   Psalm 100:5
“And His mercy is on those who fear Him, from generations to generations.”
                                                                                                                  Luke 1:50


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