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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kofte Pyaaz

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...translated as Meatballs in thick Onion gravy, is another recipe which uses the tempting kofte I prepared the other day. Anyways, as for the recipe, its absolutely worth trying, amazing flavors to savor coupled with the sweet taste of onions give this gravy a unique touch.

olive oil 4 tbs
14- 15 meatballs/kofte
4-5 onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup water
1 green chilli, slit
4 cardamoms
cilantro to garnish

Heat a wok and add the onions, as they begin to get a brown tinge add ginger garlic paste. Stir a while and add salt, turmeric powder, cardamoms and green chilli.

As the onions starts to get golden...add red chilli powder and stir briskly. Splash in some water, let all the ingredients mix in well.

Shut the lid and let it cook on medium...for 10 min's max. By now the onions should start to leave oil. Slip in the kofte and garnish with cilantro. Serve warm with naan or rice.


Bhawana said...

This is great :). I like it

aparna said...

Hi lubna, This is my first time here and I simply love your blog.

Lubna said...

Bhawana/Aparna: Thanks, I appreciate your comments.
Keep visiting :)

Sangeeth said...

my first time here.....liked ur recipe

Lubna said...

Sangeeth: Thanks for visiting :)

Srivalli said...

Thats a nice kofte!..looks very tempting1

Alka said...

With meat ball do u mean Keema kofta?
My mom makes some wonderful keema kofta ,and i remember she used to just mix some spices in keema and steam them(not fry)oh i m yearning so much for those.......
Thanks for reminding of those golden days....and this curry seems to be very flavourful

Journey_of_Life said...

salam alaekum lubna api
its Abbas hows is everything??

i also have a blog. you can check it out.


Lubna said...

Srivalli: They are absolutely tempting ;p

Alka: Yeah they are Qeema meatballs. My mom fries them for longer freezer life. And yes it does bring back some wonderful memories for me too!

Lubna said...

Walaikum salaam Abbas,
Everything's going good here, what's up with you? When are you leaving for the Carribean.
I did check your blog...its very informative.

Thanks for coming,

Mona said...

Lubna, How are your fasts going on? Remember me in your duas.
Never had Kofte in this way, they look delicious. Inshallah will it a try. Thankx for sharing.

Lubna said...

Hey Mona: My fasts are going good...Insh'Allah remember me in your duas too!

Yeah this Kofte Pyaaz was my Naani's specialty and we would just gorge on them whenever she made it ;p

Kate / Kajal said...

onion gravy sounds wonderful, i'm guessing any koftas would taste nice with this .. chicken, beef, lamb !

Lubna said...

You're right Kate, you can substitute any form of meat in this recipe. I'm thinking minced chicken would taste awesome ;p

Armina said...

ASAK Lubna.. Thanks for visiting n leaving a comment on my blog dearie.. I'm so sorry for being so late in replying.. Motherhood has made me poor in memory.. lolz.. BTW, I loved ur blog.. its amazing.. applause from my side :)

Lubna said...

Walaikum Salaam Armina,
I know being a Mom is a full time job, thanks for the kind words. Its good to hear from you keep in touch.

syeda said...

kofta curry looks lovely, new to ur blog, its really nice!

meeso said...

Looks so mouthwatering, perfect looking dinner!

Lubna said...

Syeda, Meeso: Thanks for the appreciation, keep visiting :)

Anjum said...

koftas look mouth watering...in onion gravy its new to me

Lubna said...

Anjum: Its one of a kind gravy...a gem from my Nani's kitchen :)