EASY KOFTA ALOO CURRY (MEATBALL/POTATO CURRY)
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Pakistani/Indian
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Serves: 6
 
Make this authentic meatball curry. Moist meatballs and potatoes that are cooked in a thick smooth curry sauce.
Ingredients
  • MEATBALLS
  • 1lb. ground beef 85% lean
  • sm. onion roughly chopped
  • 4 med. garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½" piece of ginger
  • sm. bunch cilantro, washed
  • 1½ tsp. coriander powder
  • 1½ tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. tumeric powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • GRAVY SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lg. onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 med. tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 med. garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ inch ginger, peeled
  • few pieces of cinnamon sticks
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 2 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1½ tsp. garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. tumeric powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½-3/4 cup cooking oil of choice (see recipe notes)
  • 1 lg. potato or 2 regular size potatoes, cubed
  • extra water 1½ cups
  • cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. MAKE MEATBALLS
  2. Add ground beef to med. mixing bowl.
  3. In food processor finely blend onion, garlic, ginger & cilantro.
  4. Add powder spices & onion mixture to ground beef. Mix well. Don't compress meat between hands, gently mix.
  5. Lightly wet hands and shape into meat balls. I usually yield 14-17 meatballs. set aside.
  6. GRAVY/SAUCE INSTRUCTIONS
  7. In food processor blend onion/garlic/ginger, set aside.
  8. Blend tomatoes in food processor as well, set aside.
  9. In heavy bottomed pan. On med-high heat add oil to pan.
  10. Add onion mixture, cinnamon/cloves/bay leaf and cumin seeds. Saute till light golden. water will evaporate.
  11. Add tomatoes/powder spices. Cook till water as evaporated. Oil will rise to top. This ensures that you powder spices have cooked. This can take up to 10min.
  12. Add meatballs, don't overlap. Let cook for 5min. Turn heat to med.
  13. Add potatoes and water. You can add a little bit more or less water depending on how thick or thin you want the gravy.
  14. Cook for 10-15min more minutes. Towards end of cooking time turn heat to med-low. Some oil should rise to top. You can check potatoes for doneness.
  15. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro
Recipe by Cooking With Shazia at https://cookingwithshazia.com/easy-kofta-aloo-curry-meatball-potato-curry/