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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 .