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Video:Lamb Kofta Curry

with Roble Ali

This flavorful curry is a delicious Indian recipe. Learn how to make Lamb Kofta Curry with Chef Roblé.See Transcript

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Transcript:Lamb Kofta Curry

Hi, I’m Roblé for About.com. Today I’m going to show you how to make an Indian curry. It’s called a Kofta Curry. I am preparing it with lamb to make a Lamb Kofta Curry. Here we go.

Ingredients for Lamb Kofta Curry

Here are our ingredients for the sauce.
  • 1 quart tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup red onion (small dice)
  • kosher salt
  • vegetable oil

Mix Ingredients for Sauce

So, here we have a pan over medium heat. For the first step we want to drizzle and a little bit of oil. And secondly, add in our onions. I’m going to stir those around and sweat them in the oil. I’m going to add in a little more oil. I’m going to let the sweat poured about a minute and a half.

Next we are going to add in a tablespoon of the ginger garlic paste. Mix this around in here for about a minute or so. Next, we are going to add in all 4 of our dry spices. I’m going to let that go for a little while here. Now I’m going to add in the tomato puree. Add in the cashew paste. Let’s mix everything in and bring this back up to a simmer.

We have brought ourselves back up to a simmer. Let’s cover it and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Check it every few minutes or so to make sure that it’s not sticking to the bottom of the pot and make sure that your flame is down as low as possible. Feel free to add a little bit of water if the sauce gets a little bit too thick for your liking. 15 minutes later, the sauce is cooked. I went to season it with a nice couple pinches of salt. Stir it in. Now on to the meatballs.

Ingredients for Meatballs


 Here are the ingredients for the meatballs.
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup red onion (small dice)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
  • 2 serrano of chilies (minced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Kosher salt

Combine Ingredients into a Bowl

So, very simply, what you want to do is combine everything into a bowl. You want to season the mixture with salt. I’m going to get in here with a rubber spatula and mix everything together.

Form Meatballs and Cook

Next, you want to take your meat mixture and form it right into a nice little meatball. Keep making meatballs until all the meat is used. We have a griddle. It is hot at 350°. Drizzle a little bit of oil in there. Now were going to start to sear our meatballs. Let’s let these brown all around. Just roll them around a little bit. They're already brown on one side.

I just want to roll them around and let them sear. The fork is actually a much better tool for this so I switched. So you see our meatballs are nicely browned. Turn the heat down to 250°. If you are cooking on the stove top, turn the heat down to medium.

Add in the Lamb Kofta Currey Sauce

I’m going to add in the sauce. Now the meatballs are not cooked all the way through. I’m going to let them cook in the sauce. The flavors from the meatballs and the sauce will marry. Let them cook for 10 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.

10 minutes later and our meatballs are cooked all the way through. We can turn off the heat. Here is your land cost of curry served over rice.

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