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Kofta Malai

Malai Kofta Gosht


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Malai Kofta Gosht are Indian lamb meatballs with a creamy spicy sauce. You’ll need minced lamb, ginger, onion, garlic, pepper, tomato paste and spices!


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Ingredients

  • 5cm (2in) fresh root ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5ml (1 tsp) paprika
  • 5ml (1 tsp) salt
  • 500g (1lb) minced lamb
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) ground cumin
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) ground coriander
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) turmeric
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) chilli powder
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) Garam Masala
  • 5ml (1 tsp) tomato puree
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) double cream
  • 30g (1 oz) flaked, toasted almonds
  • 30g (1 oz) fresh coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Place the ginger, chillies and garlic in a small food processor and blend until everything is finely chopped. Alternatively, do this by hand.
  2. Place the spice mixture, paprika, salt and lamb in a big bowl and mix everything until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Wet your hands and roll the mixture into 16 meatballs of equal size.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan and frying pan and brown the meatballs.
  5. Remove the meatballs and then add the oil and onions.
  6. Fry the onions until translucent and softened, then add 250ml (1 cup) of water and let it bubble.
  7. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder and Garam Masala, tomato puree, and stir.
  8. Return the meatballs to the pan then reduce the heat to low and leave to simmer for 6-8 minutes or until cooked.
  9. Swirl in the cream and sprinkled with almonds and coriander.

Notes

  • If you’d like to save on calories, fry the meatballs without oil when browning. The meat’s fat content is quite high.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 361
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 444 mg
  • Fat: 19.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 36.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 123 mg