How to make Aloo Bukhara Kofta - Plum stuffed chicken koftas in rich spiced yogurt gravy

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

Main Ingredients : Dry sour plums (alu bukhara) (आलूबुखारा), Chicken mince (चिकन कीमा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Aloo Bukhara Kofta

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Aloo Bukhara Kofta Recipe Card

Aloo Bukhara Kofta

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Bukhara Kofta Recipe

  • Dry sour plums (alu bukhara) soaked and pitted 16

  • Chicken mince 200 grams

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic roughly chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 4

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cloves 4

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Onions roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Clove powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 3 tablespoons

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Grind onions in a mixer. Add ginger and garlic and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, onion-ginger-garlic paste and sauté till light golden.

Step 3

Roughly chop tomatoes and grind to a puree. To make the koftas, add a little salt, clove powder and green cardamom powder to the chicken mince and mix well.

Step 4

Divide this into 16 equal portions. Take 1 portion in your dampened palm and spread a little.

Step 5

Place a aloo bukhara in the centre and enclose it completely and shape into a round kofta.

Step 6

Make more koftas in a similar manner. When the paste in the pan becomes golden, add tomato puree and sauté till oil separates.

Step 7

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, fennel powder, roasted cumin powder and mix.

Step 8

Add yogurt and stir well. Mix the whole wheat flour with ¼ cup water to make a smooth mixture.

Step 9

Add salt to the gravy in the pan along with 2 cups water and mix well.

Step 10

When it comes to a boil, add the chicken koftas, cover and cook till the chicken is completely cooked.

Step 11

Take care not to overcook. Drain the koftas and place in a serving bowl.

Step 12

Strain the gravy through a thick sieve, pressing the residue to extract all the flavours.

Step 13

Put the strained gravy back into the pan and heat.

Step 14

Add the flour mixture, mix well and cook till the gravy thickens to the desired consistency. Pour the gravy over the koftas and serve hot.

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