Sunday, February 6, 2011

Koftay ka Salan ( Meatballs in Tomato Gravy ) and my First Award

Meatballs made of ground meat and cooked in a delicious spicy gravy.

 Koftay ka  Salan ( Meatballs in Tomato Gravy )

*  Prep. Time : 20 minutes
*  Cook Time : 45 minutes
*  Serves : 5 - 6

For meatballs :
  • 500 gm. ground / minced meat
  • 2 tbsp. roasted chickpeas
  • 1 tsp. dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 1/2 tsp. red chillies powder
  • Pinch of nigella seeds, optional
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves,chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped

For gravy :
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 200 gm. onions, thinly sliced
  • 200 gm. tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 6 - 8 black pepper,whole
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 2 large cardamom
  • 2 - 3 small cardamom
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt,to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • Pinch of each ( green cardamom, nutmeg & mace powder )
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves,chopped

Method :
  • Grind chickpeas, coconut and poppy seeds to a fine powder.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix well and let stand 1/2 an hour to blend flavors.
  • Mean while, heat oil in a large pan / wok.
  • Fry sliced onion in oil at medium heat till light brown.
  • Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Put tomatoes, cumin seeds and fried onions in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
  • Reheat the oil in the pan. Add ginger garlic paste, black pepper, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon stick and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add coriander, red chillies, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Stir and add the blended tomato paste.
  • Add ( 1/2 cup ) water and cook, covered, on medium heat till water dries and the sides leave oil.
  • Mean while, prepare meatballs. With wet hands, shape mixture into medium sized balls.
  • When gravy is ready, add the prepared meatballs in a single layer.
  • Cook on low heat, moving the pan occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  • Add little water,if the gravy is very thick and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle garam masala, cardamom, nutmeg & mace powder.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Naan / Chappati.
I received an award  from Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen. WOW... my first award! I am honoured that you thought about me. Thank you so much Savitha for sharing this fabulous award.

I am passing on this award to these fellow bloggers :

  1. Umm Mymoonah of  Taste of Pearl City
  2. Aipi of  US Masala
  3. Torview of Torviewtoronto 
  4. Dimah of Orange Blossom Water
  5. Palatable of Treat & Trick
  6. Cook from Doha of Experiments with taste
  7. Deepa of  hamaree rasoi
  8. Mahi of Mahi's Kitchen
  9. Viki of  Viki's Kitchen
  10. Padhu of Padhuskitchen
  11. Divya of Divya's Recipes 
  12. Malar of Kitchen Tantra 
  13. Ramya of  Simple Vegetarian Recipes 
  14. Gayathri of Gayathri's Cook Spot
  15. Madhu of Sweet, Spicy and Sour
Please accept this award and pass it on to 15 fellow bloggers. Thanks once again Savitha!

Sending this to " Dish Name Starts with K"

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!!!


    1. Congrats on your awards and thanks a lot for sharing it with me .Wishing you more such awards.

    2. Looks tasty and love your recipe! Congrats on ur 1st award dear, thanks so much for sharing it with me. Keep rocking.....

    3. Congrats on u'r first award and thanx a lot for passing it on to me:)

    4. thank you for this lovely award the koftas look fabulous

    5. Aei... I love meat balls gravy..Looks so delicious Ambreen

    6. Congrats on ur award and keep rocking gal

    7. Congrats dear..wishing you 100s n 1000s more..keep rocking:)
      Thanks for sharing..really appreciate it!

      US Masala

    8. Kofta curry looks absolutely delicious dear. I have one in my draft, but like your method very much. Congrats on the well deserved award. Thanks for sharing it with me too. I am honored.

    9. yummy dish..............nd thnx for the first award too...........

    10. Congrats on your first award. Wishing you many more in the days to come. Thank you so much for sharing it with me...

    11. Thank you all for the warm comments. I really appreciate it. Thank you for your support & encouragement :)

    12. Kofta curry looks delcious. And congrats on your first award. First is always special , right?
      And thanks a lot for sharing this with me. REally appreciate it

    13. Thank you so much Deepa for your kind words :)

    14. Looks simple delish.. My grandma used to make this beautiful kofta curry (called kola urundai kolambu in tamil)

    15. Thank you Krithi for stopping by & liking the recipe. Some Pakistani and Indian recipes are quite similar, only names are different :)

    16. first time here....
      congrats on ur first award :)

      Glad to follow u...
      check my space when u find time!!!!

    17. Welcome Aruna and thanks for following. Hope to see you around :)

    18. Congrats on your Award Ambreen! Wish you many more to come.

      Tkz for sharing it with me! :)

    19. You have a nice space here... glad to follow u :)
      Congrats on ur award
      Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and ur encouragement :)

    20. Congratulations on your award and to your recipients :) This is a lovely recipe and the gravy has such wonderful flavors :)

    21. Thank you so much Mahi, Tahemeem and Magic of Spice for stopping by and for your encouragement :)

    22. Hi Ambreen,
      Made this over the weekend and it was simply awesome. Different and exotic flavors made us over indulge and it was so worth it. Thanks for posting.

      1. Thank you ampry for trying another recipe of mine. So glad to hear positive feedback from you :)


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