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08 March, 2013

Spicy Mutton Meatball Curry-Women's Day Special

08 March, 2013

Spicy Mutton Meatball Curry-Women's Day Special

Indian cuisine's specialty is curries and spicy gravies. India is full of spices and food without it tastes very bland. All parts of India have at least one kind of spicy specialty. Now, I guess I spoke more about India than the dish. I thought of making this spicy mutton meatball curry while my daughter was studying India's Freedom Struggle. Many brave women played a major role in India's freedom struggle. So, why not make this curry on the ocassion of Women's Day. It's not very spicy, but has the necessary hotness and finds usage of all the spices. I am sure this will taste great! Do try it out! (And don't forget to comment or subscribe!! Njoy!!) Happy Women's Day!! :)

Spicy Mutton Meatball Curry-Women's Day Special

Ingredients:

For the Meatballs:

  • Minced mutton/chicken - 300 gms.
  • Green chilli - 3/4(chopped)
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp( finely chopped)
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp 
  • Garam masala powder - 1tbsp
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Salt - 1 tsp 
  • Egg - 1
  • Cornflour - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp

For the Curry:

  • Onion paste - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1"
  • Bay leaves - 3
  • Green cardamom - 3/4
  •  Mustard Oil - 3/4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp 
  • Salt and sugar to taste 
  • Ghee / Clarified butter - 1 tbsp

Method:

Making the Koftas/Meatballs:
1. In a bowl, place all the ingredients for the meatballs.
2. Oil your palms and then make lemon sized balls/koftas of the mixture.
3. Line them on a plate and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Making the curry:
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the whole spices. Next, add the onion paste and cook on medium heat till golden brown in colour.
2.Next, add the garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. To the onion garlic paste add turmeric, red chilli ,cumin powders, salt, sugar and cook the spicy mix on medium heat for 5/6 mins. or till oil starts separating from the sides of the pan.
3. Now add 1.5-2 cups of water and stir well. cover with a lid and let it boil on high heat. Next, reduce the heat and slowly add the refrigerated meat balls. Do not overcrowd them as they would swell up as they cook.
4. Cover the lid and let cook on simmer for 15-20 mins. Once the koftas are done add ghee/clarified butter.
5. Let the meatballs rest in the gravy for 1-2 hours so that the flavours get absorbed. The more they rest, the more the flavour.
6. Serve warm with jeera rice or rotis.

Making of the meatballs
Step 1 & 2 
Step 3, 4 & 5
Meatball curry is ready! Njoy!!

09 November, 2012

Nargisi Kofta

09 November, 2012

Nargisi Kofta

This dish tastes really delicious. It can be used as a starter in any party and would definitely be appreciated by near and dear ones. Its fairly simple to make and even the kids would love to eat these egg balls. So, enjoy these nargisi koftas and surely u all would love it.

Nargisi KoftaIngredients:


  • Chicken mince - 250 gms
  • Eggs - 4 (Boiled)

  • Egg -1 (For binding)
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  •  Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Powdered cardamom, cloves, mace, nutmeg, cinnamon - 1tsp
  • Kashmiri mirch/red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • sugar 
  • Coriander leaves(chopped)- 1tbsp
  • Maida/ flour - as required
  • Oil - For frying

Method:

1. Boil the eggs nicely and peel them.
2. To the chicken keema add ginger-garlic paste, kashmiri mirch,powdered spices, egg, salt-pepper, chopped coriander leaves and mix well. 
3.Coat the eggs with mince meat mixture evenly to form a nice shell around the eggs.
4. Wet your hands with water or oil so that the mixture does not stick on the hand and gets evenly coated.
5. Now roll the koftas in maida/ flour and deep fry them in medium heat till crisp and golden brown in colour.
6. Serve hot with salad and tomato ketchup. N'joy!

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