Kofta (meatballs) by Shazans


  • 10-12 meatballs
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp coriander and cumin powder
  • ½ tbsp crushed ginger
  • ½ tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 ½ tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • 6 black whole peppers
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 green chillies
  • Fresh coriander
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 8-10 fresh fenugreek leaves


  1. Heat oil then add cinnamon, bay leaves, whole cumin, black peppers and cloves
  2. As soon as it sizzles add chopped fenugreek leaves stir then add onions and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, ginger, garlic, turmeric, garam masala, coriander and cumin powder, salt, and chilli powder.
  4. Cook until oil separates from mixture.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil.
  6. Add meatballs. Cover and cook fro 30-40 minutes until meatballs are cooked throughout.
  7. Serve using coriander to garnish.
  8. Serve hot with naan or rice or with spaghetti.

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