Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shahi Kofta

(For Koftas)
  1. Minced boneless chicken-1/2 kg
  2. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  3. Finely chopped ginger-1 tsp
  4. Green chillies-3 chopped
  5. Cashew paste-3 tbsp
  6. Chopped coriander leaves-1/4 cup
  7. Salt
  8. Cornflour-1/4 cup


  1. Mix all the ingredients except cornflour using your hand .Make round lemon sized koftas and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan .Mean while roll the koftas in cornflour .
  3. Fry these koftas till they become a creamish brown(very very light brown).
  4. Drain off excess oil and keep aside.

To prepare Shahi Gravy


1.Finely chopped onions-2 medium sized

2.Julienned onions-2 medium sized

3.Cashews(soaked in water)-50gm

4.Cardamom,clove,star anise,cinnamon-1 each

5.Saunf(fennel)-1/2 tsp

6.Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon

7.Chilly powder,coriander powder-1/2 tsp each

8.Chopped tomato-1/2

9.Ghee-1 n half tsp

10.Chopped ginger-1 tablespoon

11.Chopped green chillies-3

12.Turmeric- a pinch

13.Water-2 cups

14.Nutmeg powder-1 tsp

15.Mace powder(powdered japatri)-1/4 tsp

16.Coriander leaves to garnish

17.Fresh cream-1/4 cup


1.Heat 2 tablespon of oil in a pan and add the spices(ingredients 4 and 5).When a nice aroma starts coming add ginger garlic paste and chilly powder and coriander powder .

2.Add julienned onions and saute them.When it becomes light brown ,add chopped tomatoes and saute again.

3.Remove from heat and add cashews soaked in water.

4.Cool and grind by adding water,so that you get a nice silky shahi gravy.

5.In another pan heat ghee and chopped ginger and green chillies and saute them.

6.Now add finely chopped onions .Add turmeric when the onions become light brown .

7.Add shahi gravy and 2 cups of water into it.

8.Add salt ,coriander leaves,nutmeg powder and mace powder.

9.When it starts boiling ,add fried koftas.You can add li'l more water if you like.

10.Cover and cook for a few minutes.

11.Add fresh cream to it and mix well and then remove from heat.

12.garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Recipe source-cookery show hosted by lekshmi nair

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