Mutton Kofta | Meat Balls | Mutton Tikia | Mom’s Recipe by Flavors

Mutton Kofta or Meat Balls

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Mutton Kofta or Meat Balls are essentially the minced or ground meat mixed with onion and spices and shaped into balls. It’s usually a dish in South Asian, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Central Asian cuisine. I must say this is one my favorite Mom’s recipe. 

Ingredients:

  • Minced Mutton(Keema) 250 gms
  • Onion(Pyaz) small – 1
  • Green chillies 3-4
  • Coriander leaves 1/4 Cup
  • Cumin(jeera) powder 3tsp
  • Turmeric(haldi) powder 2tsp
  • Salt(Namak) as per taste
  • Red chilli(lal mirch) powder 2tsp
  • Ginger garlic(adrak lehsun)paste 2tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – 1
    (Dalchini)
  • Cloves 2-3
  • Cardamom – 3
    (Elaichi)
  • Black Pepper – 4-5
    (Kali Mirch)
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder(Jaiphal) 2 pinch

Preparation:

Step 1: Add all the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and keep in fridge for atleast 30 minutes.
Step 2: Grease your hand with oil and make small balls.
Step 3: Heat a pan and place the balls donot add too much balls at a time as it may break, add 4-5 at a time. Cover and cook. It will start releasing water, cook until all of the water is soaked completely.
Step 4: Heat a pan , add oil and deep fry the mutton balls till its brown.
Step 5: Delicious meat balls are ready to serve with coriander or mint chutney.

Step by Step Preparation: 

This is the full ingredients list:

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Step 1: Take minced mutton 500 gms in a bowl or plate and start adding all the spices one by one.

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Firstly, add finely chopped onions, I have taken one small size onion for this recipe.

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Add green chillies, now this totally depends upon your taste. We like our koftas or meat balls little spicy you can adjust the green chillies as per your taste.

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Coriander leaves is totally optional, there are people who doesnot like its taste at all.

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Now its time to start adding the spice quantities as mentioned in the pictures.

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Add oil, this can be refine oil or olive oil. I am adding olive oil in this recipe.

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Add freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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Add nutmeg powder or jaiphal powder, just 2 pinch. This is also totally optional as per the taste. It tastes good when added.

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Mix all the ingredients well and keep in fridge to set for atleast 30 minutes.

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After 30 minutes take out from fridge and grease your hand with oil and start making small balls out of the mixture.

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Heat a pan without oil put the koftas one by one, donot overload. Add only 5-6 pieces as it might break. Keep the flame medium to high, cover and cook. Kofta balls will start releasing water …cook till the water is completely absorbed.

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Heat oil in a pan, once hot add the kofta balls and deep fry it till it turns brown and aromatic.

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Delicious Kofta balls are ready to serve. You can enjoy it with coriander or mint chutney or even add it to a curry.

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Do try out this recipe and share your reviews.

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