dam kofta in creamy sauce


Usually , when we make kofta curry or kofta in gravy , we always fry the koftas first so that they remain intact in the gravy . But today I’m sharing a recipe , where there is no need of prior fryinf and they taste so good . I used cconut milk and cream in the recipe for the gravy , but if you are not a coconut milk fan , omit it and use yogurt instead .

Ingredients :

For Kofta:

1 lb beef or mutton mince
1 tea spoon ginger paste
1 tea spoon garlic paste
2 slices of bread , soaked in milk
1 beaten egg
Chopped mint
Chopped green chilies
3 tbl spoon fried onion
1 tea spoon ghee
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon garam masala powder

For the gravy :

3/4 th cup fried onion or bereshta
1 and 1/2 tea spoon ginger paste
1 tea spoon garlic paste
1 cup coconut milk * ( see the note if you are using yogurt)
1/4 th cup heavy cream
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
1 tbl spoon red chili powder
4 cardamoms
1 stick of cinnamon
2 bayleaves
4/5 green chilies , whole
Salt to taste
1/3 rd cup oil/ ghee
Keora water
Special garam masala powder ( apply all)

Special garam masala powder :

For the special garam masala powder grind 4/5 cloves, half a teaspoon black pepper, half a teaspoon cumin seeds, half a teaspoon whole coriander, 3 cardamoms, little amount of joyetree/ mace together.


1. Blend all the ingredients mentioned above with the mince in a food processor . Double mince is the secret of melting in mouth effect . 😀

2. Now shape them into small round ball as kofta .

3. Heat oil/ ghee . Fry the whole garam masalas , that is cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves. Now add ginger paste , garlic paste . Add little water and add the fried onions . Now add turmeric, chili powder and salt.Cook very well adding water little by little . Add the coconut milk and reduce the gravy . Add heavy cream . Now lower the flame of the stove , add the koftas carefully . Must be at low flame. Don’t add the koftas when the gravy is boiling . The gravy should be simmering in low heat in order to prevent breaking up the koftas . Cover the lid . Cook for few minutes then turn over the koftas carefully. Cook another few minutes until they are done . Add few whole gren chilies and special garam masala powder .Keep it on them for another 5 minutes .

4. You may sprinkle some keora water before serving.


1. Cook the koftas in gravy in low heat with lid on . The steam should help the koftas to be done .

2. If you are not fan of coconut milk add 1/3 rd cup of beaten yogurt with 1/3 rd cup of water . Don’t forget to add 1 tea spoon sugar also .


4 responses to “dam kofta in creamy sauce

  1. sounds like a good recipe to try for eid 🙂 No frying is my kind of recipe 😀

  2. My boyfriend is from Bangladesh and he always talked about how he missed food from home. One day he came home to me making your korma and he said that he coold smell it when he got out of the car. He is so pleased that I found your site! Thank you from both of us 🙂

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