Recipe: Badami Kofta Curry

Badami Kofta Curry

The koftas (meatballs) in this dish can be made with beef, lamb or chicken. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 50 minutes

 Servings: 6


  • 1/2 kg ground meat
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/4 bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1/4 bunch of mint leaves
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for gravy:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 boiled tomatoes
  • 250 gm plain yogurt
  • 25 gm almonds, crushed
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • all spice to taste
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 bunch fresh coriander leaves



  1. Place all kofta ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Process until well combined.
  3. Take the mixture out in a bowl.
  4. Boil almonds in water then peel.
  5. Make small balls of kofta mixture.
  6. Then place an almond in the middle of each ball.
  7. Place in a refrigerator for 40 minutes or until set.
  8. Heat oil in a pan or wok.
  9. Fry chopped onions in hot oil for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Then add ginger garlic paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Add all spices, turmeric powder, cumin, coriander powder, red chili and salt.
  12. Also add ½ cup water.
  13. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame 5 minutes.
  14. Put boiled tomatoes, yogurt, boiled almonds in a blender.
  15. Blend and make a smooth paste.
  16. Add this paste in the gravy.
  17. Also add ½ cup more water.
  18. Bring to a boil and carefully place prepared kofta balls in it.
  19. Again cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked thorough.
  20. Uncover and stir well.
  21. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  22. Delicious Badami kofta are ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions:

  •  Enjoy with Roghni Naan.
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Bushra Waheed

I believe you can make great food with everyday ingredients even if you’re short on time and cost conscious. You just need to cook clever and get creative!

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