Lamb Kofta Curry

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hr. for marinating
  • Cook Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Freezing: excellent

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Meatballs and sauce have always been a symbol of comfort food. This Indian version packs the same comfort with a mildly spiced curry.

  • Ingredients:

  • Marinade:
  • ½ lb (227 grams) ground lamb
  • ½ cup (125 mL) mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Thai green chilies, chopped
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry:
  • 4 tbsp (50 mL) Crisco® Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh onion paste
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) ginger garlic paste
  • 1½ cups (325 mL) tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Kashmiri lal mirch
  • 1½ tbsp (22 mL) coriander powder
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) cashews, blanched in ½ cup (125 mL) water, ground to paste
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) heavy cream
  • 1½ cups (325 mL) water
  • Method:

  • Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl. Use hands to blend everything well together. Cover. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place meatballs on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until nearly cooked.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom pan at medium high heat. Add onion paste. Sauté for 8-10 minutes until golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste. Stir. Cook for 20-30 seconds. Add tomatoes. Stir. Cook for 8-10 minutes until reduced to a loose paste.
  • Add ground cumin, turmeric, Kashmiri lal mirch, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir to mix well.
  • Add cashew paste. Stir. Add heavy cream. Stir. Add salt. Stir in water.
  • Simmer at medium heat until gravy comes to a boil, about 5 minutes.
  • Add meatballs. Stir. Cover. Simmer at medium low for 5 minutes until meatballs are cooked.
  • Uncover. Continue simmering for 1-2 minutes.
  • Turn off heat. Serve hot with steamed rice or naan.
  • Tip:

  • Substitute potatoes with cooked white rice to mix with meatballs. It helps keep the meatballs soft.
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