Tell us, guys, if you agree: there is nothing worse than not knowing what to make for dinner!
Whether you’re hoping to do something special for a loved one by cooking them dinner, or it’s just a regular old Tuesday night and you’re feeling uninspired, here’s our favourite kofta curry recipe for you to add to your list.
Sidenote: if you don’t have a food processor/blender not all is lost, but be ready to get your hands dirty!
700g lean beef mince
3 garlic cloves (or as many to your own taste)
Fresh coriander (a good handful)
Fresh mint (same as above)
2 tbsp curry paste
2 tbsp tomato puree
250ml single cream
Seasonings of your choice
Salt & pepper
- Preheat your oven to 170C/340F.
- Place the mince, garlic, coriander, mint and curry powder into a food processor and blend until you have a smoother consistency and the herbs are distributed evenly throughout the meat. Season with salt and pepper. Alternatively, if you don’t have a blender/processor, just finely chop the garlic and fresh herbs and mix it all together in a large bowl using your hands.
- With damp hands, shape your meat mixture into roughly 24 small meatballs. Roll between your palms to get them nice and round and even.
- Place the meatballs on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes at 170C/350F. Tip: stick some tin foil on your baking tray and place the meatballs onto that to save yourself a bit of clean up.
- Finely chop your onion and take a large saucepan; fry the onion in a little oil until it begins to soften.
- Add the curry paste and tomato puree to the onion. Cook this for a further minute or two.
- Now, add the cream and season to taste using salt and pepper, along with any other seasonings you enjoy – chilli powder, turmeric etc. Mix thoroughly and continue stirring until the sauce is simmering – do not allow it to boil over.
- Add the meatballs to your sauce and allow it all to simmer together for a few minutes more. Serve over the top of rice and garnish with a little leftover fresh mint and coriander!
For a healthier take on this, substitute the cream for low or no fat plain yoghurt; it’s just as satisfying and indulgent.
Enjoy and let us know how you get on – we love to see your pictures and hear your thoughts!! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook.