During Ramadan, it’s all about the prayer’s, but along with that it’s also about the food. This is the time to try out all the new recipe’s, new dishes so your family doesn’t get bored of eating the same thing every single day for iftar.
So along with some other awesome recipes, I came across this recipe of Kofte and trust me what an amazing recipe it is. I kind of gave it a little twist, instead of making a gravy out of it, I put them in a bun and made them into an Indian street style dish.
Have a look at the recipe and I am sure you will love it too.
Kofta’s – Indian style Meatballs
- 2 pounds ground lamb
- 2 TBSP finely grated ginger ( I used homemade garlic ginger paste)
- 1 TBSP ground cumin
- 1 TBSP ground corriander
- 1/4 TSP ground cloves
- 1/4 TSP ground cinnamon
- 1/8 TSP nutmeg powder
- 1/4 TSP ground black pepper
- 1 dash cayenne pepper or paprika powder
- 1 TSP salt
- 5 TBSP plain yogurt
- 7-8 TBSP vegetable oil
- 2 inch cinnamon stick
- 6 cardamom pods
- 2 bay leaves
- 5 whole cloves
- 1 cup warm water
- Combine lamb, garlic ginger paste, cumin, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne/paprika, salt and 3 TBSP of the yogurt in a large bowl. Mix well. Wet your hands and shape mixture into approx 24 koftas.
- Heat oil in a large, heavy bottomed skillet.When hot, add whole spices: cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, whole cloves and bay leaves. Stir.
- Add meatballs in a single layer and fry on medium heat until lightly browned on all sides. Beat remaining yogurt and warm water. Pour yogurt-water mixture over the meatballs and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, turning the meatballs every 8 minutes.
- After half hour, all of the liquid should have evaporated, leaving only grease in the pan. If necessary, turn the heat up to evaporate the mixture.
Remove koftas with a slotted spoon, leaving the whole spices behind.
Once the Koftas are ready, we will ready the bun’s
Slit the bun’s half through apply butter and heat it on the iron skillet till they turn brown on all sides, once all the bun’s are ready, apply garlic mayonnaise, add a layer of sliced onion and tomatoes, add the kofta in there and close the bun. Voila BUN KOFTA is ready.
Try it out and let me know how did you like it. (: