Meat Kofta Curry

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 kilogram chopped meat
1 medium chopped onion
2 medium green chiles -- up to 3
1 tablespoon black cardamom seeds -- crushed
3 tablespoons chana flour
1 large egg
1 teaspoon red chile powder
1 piece ginger
2 tablespoons oil for frying
1 teaspoon salt to taste
3 medium chopped onions
2 pieces ginger
8 cloves garlic flakes
3 medium tomatoes -- (puree)
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons red chile powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
2 teaspoons oil or ghee
2 teaspoons coriander powder

Preparation / Directions:

Put all the kofta ingredients except the egg in a blender and make a smooth paste. To this paste, add the egg, mix well, form kofta balls of 11/2" diameter and deep fry until golden brown. Set aside. Blend the onions, ginger, garlic to a smooth paste and keep aside Heat oil or ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the above paste and stir until it browns. Add tomato puree, turmeric, red chiles, coriander powder, salt and fry until the oil gets separated. Add 3 glasses of water and when the gravy starts boiling, turn heat to medium. Introduce koftas one by one and simmer with half covered lid for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala and coriander leaves on the top before serving.

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