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.
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.
The boiled koftas look like this.
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.
Serve hot with rotis or chappatis.This is good with Rice too…