Fried Kofta curry or Meat ball curry is a traditional exotic Curry and is one of my most favorite dishes. In this recipe Meat balls made of Chicken are first fried in oil and then added to the simmering onion and tomato based curry flavored with spices and other ingredients. The Curry tastes awesome and goes well with Pulao, Paratha or Naan.

So next time, if you wish to make something delicious, spicy and flavorful, turn in to this recipe of Fried Kofta curry and I am sure you will be impressed.

Let's move on to the recipe of making Fried Kofta/ Meat ball Curry

Serves: 6


For the koftas

250 gms boneless chicken cut into small pieces
1 Big onion finely chopped
½ tsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger paste
2 tomatoes pureed
¾ tsp red chilli powder
¾ tsp salt (or to taste)
100 gms roasted gram powder (or as needed)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Coriander leaves

For the gravy

3 tbsp oil
2 cardamom
1 cinnamon
1 Big onion chopped
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
4 tomatoes pureed
½ cup curd
4 tbsp coconut paste
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
Coriander and mint leaves
½ lemon


  • First we will prepare the koftas. For this grind the chicken pieces, onion and coriander leaves into a fine paste (Do not add water). 
  • Then transfer to a bowl and add all the other ingredients for the Kofta/ meat balls, except gram flour and mix well. 
  • Now add gram flour little by little. Stop adding gram flour when everything comes together and you are able to shape small soft balls. 
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Then take the kofta mixture, make small balls and drop it in the gravy (The koftas need not be very tough). 
  • Fry in medium flame till the meat balls turn golden brown in color. 
  • Transfer to a plate and keep ready. In the same way make remaining meat balls/ kofte. Keep ready.
  • Now to prepare the Kofta curry, heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cardamom, cinnamon and onions. 
  • Saute till onions turn golden, then add garlic and ginger pastes.
  • Saute for a couple of minutes till the raw smell goes.
  • Next add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and tomato puree. Mix well and cook for about 2 minutes. 
  • Then add curd and coconut paste and mix well. There should be no lumps in the gravy. 
  • Finally add coriander and mint leaves. Mix well and add 4 cups of water. Bring the curry to a boil.
  • Now add lemon juice and the fried Koftas and let it boil for a minute.
  • Then close a lid and let it cook in low flame for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas.
  • Transfer the Kofta curry to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with  PulaoParatha or Naan.

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