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Mutton Kofta Curry

Mutton Kofta Curry

This is a tasty meat balls in gravy dish,prepared with the easily available ingredients at home the aroma of this dish is simply superb and tempting..

Ingredients for Koftas(Meat Balls)

Mutton Mince/Boneless mutton – 500 gms

Onion – 1 med roughly chopped

Green chilli – 1 chopped


Cloves – 5

Cinnamon 2 ” pc

Cardamom – 3

To prepare Koftas

First powder the spices using mortar and pestle and keep aside.

I used mince,so just wash the mince well two times and squeeze all the water away and place in a mixing bowl.

Grind the onion and green chilli in a mixer and add to the mince,add half of the spice powder also.Keep the remaining spice powder for later use.

Mix the mince well by adding salt and make small balls (koftas),as shown.

Prepared Koftas

Now place a skillet and add 4 cups of water and a tsp of oil and bring to boil.When water starts boiling gently add the koftas to the skillet and roll after 2 mins to turn them and cover cook 10 mins on med heat.

Remove the koftas and keep,save the broth for later use.

For Gravy you need

Oil  – 5-6 tsps

W.G.M – Cardamom-3,Cloves-3,Cinnamon-1” pc,Bay leaf – 1

Onion – 1 large finely chopped

Green chilli – 2 slit

Tomatoes – 2 med chop,microwave 1 min on high and make puree

Fresh coconut – 1/2 cup grated

Cashew nuts – 8-10 wash and add little water and microwave 2 mins on high

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp heaped

Yoghurt – 1 cup

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

Salt as per taste

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Clove,cinnamon and cardamom powder – saved while making koftas.


Prepare tomato puree,Grind the microwaved cashews and fresh coconut and make a paste,and prepare fresh ginger garlic paste.

Ginger garlic paste,Cashew and fresh coconut paste and Tomato puree

The boiled koftas look like this.

Boiled koftas

 To start the process

Place a heavy bottom kadai or pan on heat and add oil,as it gets hot drop the W.G.M and stir a min,add the chopped onions,green chillies and saute till onion turns transluscent.

Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry well,reduce heat to low and add red chiili,turmeric and coriander powders stir well.

Then add the cashew-coconut paste and stir 3-5 mins till oil seperates,add tomato puree and stir cook increase the heat and continue stiring 4-5 mins.

Then lower the heat and add whisked yoghurt and stir continuosly or it will curdle and ruin the dish stir till it becomes almost thick a ,now add the koftas,salt and broth saved after boiling koftas and remaining clove,cinnamon,cardamom powder stir gently and simmer,add 1/2 cup water if needed and cover cook 6 mins,

Lastly sprinkle fresh coriander and turn of heat.

If you wish to get thick gravy curry keep for longer time and it appears this way.

Mutton Kofta curry in thick Gravy

Serve hot with rotis or chappatis.This is good with Rice too…


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