CooQ : Recipe: Keema Balls Curry

Keema Balls Curry

North indian | Mains

Curry
128 calories/serving
50 mins
Keema balls are minced mutton and spice balls, either steamed or air fried and cooked in the thick, smooth and spicy gravy. The bust of flavors that come with every bite makes this dish extra special and enjoyable.
Recipe by:
Spice Eats

Instructions

1. Take a grinder/mixer, add the minced meat and all ingredients for the koftas other than breadcrumbs, whisked egg and red chilli flakes. now grind everything into a smooth mixture.

2. Remove to a bowl and then add the breadcrumbs, whisked egg and red chilli flakes. mix well with a spatula and knead with hand.

3. Now, grease your palm and take out small portions to form the meatballs / koftas. roll it in your palms to make smooth & round in shape.

4. Arrange them side by side on a plate and keep in freezer for around 30 mins.

5. For fried onion paste, slice the onions and then fry till golden. remove and blend into a smooth paste by adding 2 tbsp curd/yogurt.

6. Also make cashew paste of 6 cashews. first grind into a powder and then add water to make a smooth paste.

7. You can use readymade tomato purée and if not available, also blend 2 small red tomatoes into a purée.

8. Chop coriander leaves for garnish and set aside.

9. Take a pan and heat oil for shallow frying the meatballs (koftas).

10. Add the meatballs side by side to not crowd the pan and fry them for 6-7 mins on medium heat (reduce to low heat few times) till uniformly brown. fry in batches.

11. For the gravy, heat oil in a wok/kadai and add the whole spices. once it splutters, add the ginger garlic paste and fry on low heat for 2 mins.

12. Now add the brown onion paste, mix and fry on low heat for 2 mins. add the tomato purée, mix and fry on low heat for another 2 mins.

13. Add all spice powders other than garam masala powder and 1/2 tsp (or to taste) salt, give a mix and cook on low heat for 2-3 mins till oil separates.

14. Now add 250 ml water, garam masala powder, mix and cook on low heat for 2-3 mins till oil separates.

15. Add the fried koftas(meatballs), mix and cover & cook on low heat for 10 mins. remove the lid, add the cashew paste, mix and again cover & cook for 5 mins till oil separates and the meatballs are cooked.

16. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

By Spice Eats

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