How to make Kofte Mein Kofta - Chicken mince-onion stuffed in chicken mince-burghul and served with creamy gravy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken Mince (चिकन कीमा), Burghul

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Kofte Mein Kofta Recipe Card

Kofte Mein Kofta

Hindi: murgh
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kofte Mein Kofta Recipe

  • Chicken Mince 200 grams

  • Burghul 3 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • Cloves 7-8

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Onion chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Egg 1

  • Burghul 1/2 cup

  • Chicken stock 2 cup

  • Fennel (saunf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns and cumin seeds and saute till fragrant.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, tomato puree and salt and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat.

Step 3

To make kofta put chicken mince in a chopper and process till very fine. Put ⅔ of this into one bowl and remaining ⅓ into another bowl.

Step 4

Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and salt to the lesser mince and mix well.

Step 5

To the other bowl add egg. Squeeze burghul and add and mix well.

Step 6

Heat chicken stock in a non-stick pan. Dampen your hand and make small balls of the chicken-onion mixture. Divide the chicken-burghul mixture into same number of portions and shape into bigger balls. Stuff the chicken-onion balls into the chicken-burghul balls and seal well.

Step 7

Add these balls to chicken stock, cover and cook. Add fennel powder, salt and yogurt and continue to cook. When the kofte are done, remove them from the stock.

Step 8

Add the cooking stock to the tomato gravy. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Adjust salt and mix. Strain this gravy into a clean bowl, pressing the residue to extract all the flavours.

Step 9

Put the gravy back into the pan and heat. Add the kofte and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 10

Add fresh cream and mix.