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Chicken Kofta Curry

Written By Angela Steffi on Monday, November 28, 2016 | 10:54:00 PM

Chicken Kofta Curry is made with minced chicken or minced lamb meat cooked in a delicious creamy Curry. There are two ways to make koftas we can either fry the chicken balls in oil for some time and then add it to the curry or we can directly add the uncooked balls to the curry both tastes delicious.Frying the koftas gives a crispy outer layer and it is really loved by children and at the same time the one which we add directly soaks up all the flavor from from the curry and tastes heavenly .Today i have prepared both the methods you can follow whatever you like. Chicken Kofta Curry is an awesome side dish for naan, Rice varieties and lot more. " Indian Meatballs soaked in delicious creamy curry " 


Serving Size          :  7 people

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time       : 40 minutes

Difficulty: Spice Level:

Quantity Ingredients for Chicken Kofta Curry
1/2 kg Chicken without bones

For Seasoning the chicken 
1 tspGinger Garlic paste
1/2 tsp  Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Pepper powder

Coriander leaves

Salt to taste 

For Kofta Curry
2 Tbsp Oil

2 Bay leaves , 1 Cinnamon stick, 3 Cardamom, 5 Cloves
1/2 tspCumin Seeds
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
Green Chilies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 large Onion
2 large Tomato 
2 tspChili powder
2 tspCoriander powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 tbsp Yogurt / Curd 

Coriander Leaves

Salt to taste

Cooking Method

Step 1) In a blender add boneless chicken pieces and shred the chicken by giving few pulses.You can also use store bought minced chicken.


Step 2) Next season the chicken with ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, salt, pepper, coriander leaves and mix well to combine everything together.You can also add 1 egg if you prefer.


Step 3) After mixing make medium sized kofta balls, before that grease your hands with some oil so that the meat doesn't stick to your hands. Chicken koftas can be made in two ways you can either shallow fry them in oil for some time and then add it to the gravy to get crunchy taste or you can directly add them to the curry to get very soft koftas. Both the methods tastes simply delicious.
For your reference I am going to fry half of the kofta balls and the rest I am going to add directly to the gravy you can follow any of the method .


Step 4) Next to make base for our Kofta Curry add onions and tomatoes in a blender and grind it to a fine paste.I have ground the onions and tomatoes to get a smooth curry base you can also chop the onions and tomatoes very finely and add it to the curry.

Step 5) Now in a pan heat oil and add whole spices bay leaf, cinnamon stick. cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds and stir once.Then add Ginger garlic paste, green Chilies and turmeric powder and again mix it well and cook for few seconds.
Then add the onion tomato puree and cook it for 15-20 minutes to get rid of the raw smell.

Step 6) Once you see some oil oozing out of the mixture it is right ti,e to add the masalas Chilli powder, Coriander powder, Garam Masala powder, Yogurt to get a creamy texture (you can also add cream if you prefer).Add some water and bring the entire gravy to a boil.


Step 7) Once the gravy comes to a boil add the uncooked meat balls and mix it well with the gravy and cook for 7- 8 minutes and after 8 minutes add the fried meatballs and add it to the curry and cook for another 5-6 minutes.


 Step 8) Finally add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing and turn off the heat.


Our Delicious Chicken Kofta curry is ready to be served.It is an excellent side dish for rice, Chappathi, Roti and pulaos. Some times i make American chopsuey just by frying the noodles and add this curry on the top and serve with egg. You can replace the chicken with any kind of meat and the curry tastes really good .Please do try this chicken meatball recipe and share you feedback with us.Happy Cooking :)


Chicken Kofta curry is an awesome curry enjoyed all over the world which can make you extremely addictive. This recipe is nothing but Indian meatballs soaked in Rich creamy and Delicious creamy curry and is an excellent side dish for rice, Roti ,Chapathi and pulaos
Rated 4.9/5 based on 25 reviews

  • For Seasoning the chicken
  • 1/2 kg Chicken
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • For Kofta Curry
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Bay leaves , 1 Cinnamon stick, 3 Cardamom, 5 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 large Onion
  • 2 large Tomato
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt / Curd
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  1. Mince the chicken and season it with salt, chili powder, pepper, coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste
  2. make kofta balls and fry some if you wish
  3. Heat oil and add the whole spices and add the onion tomato puree
  4. once raw smell is gone add the masalas
  5. Once the curry comes to a boil add the kofta balls and cook
  6. Finally Garnish the chicken Kofta curry with coriander leaves.

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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