KOFTA CURRY [ OR ] KOLA URUNDAI KULAMBU


KOFTA CURRY [ OR ]  KOLA URUNDAI KULAMBU



KOFTA CURRY





Ingredients for Kofta or  Kola Urundai:


Mutton Keema                                                  - 250 grams


Roasted Chana dal                                         - 1 cup                  

(pottu kadalai/udaitha kadalai)                                    

Fennel seeds               - 1 tsp


Salt                                -  to taste


Green chilies              -   3


Garlic                                 - 5  pods


Red Chilies                        - 2


Fennel seeds                    - 1 tsp

Cilantro leaves         -  1/4 bunch


Mint leaves                -  1/4 bunch





Ingredients for Gravy:



Onions finely chopped                -    2


Tomato finely chopped              -    2


Ginger  & Garlic paste                -   2 tsp

                           
Shallots                                             -  8

Green chilies                                    -   2


Curry leaves                                     -   3 twigs


Turmeric powder                             - 1/2 tsp


Chili powder                                      -  2 tsp


Cloves                                                  -   5


Cinnamon                                          -   2 inches


Cardamom                                        -   3 pods


Fennel seeds                                     -   2  tsp


Bay leaves                                         -   2


Poppy seeds                                      -   1 tsp


Fresh coconut milk                        -  2 tbsp


Oil                                                          -  for deep frying


Salt                                                        - to taste


Cilantro leaves                                 -  1/4 bunch 


Curry leaves                                      - 1 twig


Method:



Method Kola Urundai/Meat Balls:


Grind minced meat  using your blender to thick paste.


Powder the toasted chana dal...... set aside.


Wet grind chilies, onion, cilantro, mint and fennel seeds together.


Now combine, ground meat, salt, wet-ground paste and powdered chana dal


Make equal parts out of it and small balls


Method Gravy :


In a pan heat oil, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, bay leaves, curry leaves and green chilies. Saute them for a while.


Now add shallots  and saute till golden brown.


Add ginger & garlic paste to it. 


Add tomatoes and saute for a while


Now add  salt, turmeric and chili powder. Add 2 cups of water. Cover and cook over medium heat.


When the gravy boils  well, add poppy seed paste and  thick coconut milk to it.


Now add kola-urandai one by one in the gravy. They should be immersed in the gravy. 


Cover and cook for 20 minutes or so. When the meat balls are done and yet intact in the gravy…remove from heat.


Garnish with cilantro leaves.




KOLA URUNDAI KULAMBU

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