Asian Home Recipe

Lamb Kofta Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg

1 medium


3 teaspoons

3 cloves

1 teaspoon


1/3 cup

2 tablespoons



1 tablespoon

1 medium


3 teaspoons

2 cloves

1 teaspoon

3 teaspoons

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 1/3 cups

3/4 cup

1 1/4 cups

Lamb mince

Onion, finely chopped

Green chilies, finely chopped

Fresh ginger, grated

Garlic, crushed

Ground cardamom


Fresh breadcrumbs

Ghee or cooking oil



Ghee or oil

Onion, sliced

Green chili, finely chopped

Fresh ginger, grated

Garlic, crushed

Ground turmeric

Ground coriander

Ground cumin

Chili powder

White vinegar


Plain yoghurt

Coconut milk

Method :
  • Line an oven tray with baking paper.

  • Place the mince in a large mixing bowl.

  • Add the onion, chili, ginger, garlic, cardamom, egg and breadcrumbs, and season well with salt and pepper.

  • Mix until combined.

  • Roll level tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place them on the prepared tray.

  • Heat the ghee in a frying pan. Add the meatballs in 2 batches and cook over medium heat until browned all over.

  • Transfer the meatballs to a large bowl.

  • To make the sauce, heat the ghee in a pan, add the onion, chili, ginger, garlic and turmeric.

  • Cook and stir over low heat until the onion is soft.

  • Add the coriander, cumin, chili powder, vinegar, meatballs and water and stir gently.

  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Stir in the combined yoghurt and coconut milk and simmer for another 10 minutes with the pan partially covered.

  • Serve with steamed white rice.


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