Badami Kofta Recipe by Chef Zakir

Badami Kofta Recipe by Chef Zakir


Badami Kofta Recipe by Chef Zakir
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs

 This Badami Kofta Recipe by Chef Zakir is for those who love Pakistani food but can't take chili. They are moist & soft & goes great with boiled rice. Treat your tummy with an absolute melt in mouth kofta dunked in a rich creamy badami curry. Do try it!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Servings: 6
Chef: Zakir Qureshi
  • 1/2 kg ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/4 bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1/4 bunch of mint leaves
  • salt to taste
Ingredients for gravy:
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 boiled tomatoes
  • 250 gm plain yogurt
  • 25 gm almonds crushed
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • all spice to taste
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 bunch fresh coriander leaves
Cooking Method
  1. Place all kofta ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Process until well combined.
  3. Take the mixture out in a bowl.
  4. Boil almonds in water then peel.
  5. Make small balls of kofta mixture.
  6. Then place an almond in the middle of each ball.
  7. Place in a refrigerator for 40 minutes or until set.
  8. Heat oil in a pan or wok.
  9. Fry chopped onions in hot oil for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Then add ginger garlic paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Add all spices, turmeric powder, cumin, coriander powder, red chili and salt.
  12. Also add ½ cup water.
  13. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame 5 minutes.
  14. Put boiled tomatoes, yogurt, boiled almonds in a blender.
  15. Blend and make a smooth paste.
  16. Add this paste in the gravy.
  17. Alos add ½ cup more water.
  18. Bring to a boil and carefully place prepared kofta balls in it.
  19. Again cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked thorough.
  20. Uncover and stir well.
  21. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  22. Delicious Badami kofta are ready to serve.
Serving Suggestions

Serve with Naan or Boiled Rice.

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