How to make Kofte Mein Kofta -

Chicken mince-onion stuffed in chicken mince-burghul and served with creamy gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Chicken mince (keema), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

For more recipes related to Kofte Mein Kofta checkout Keema Anda Curry - SK Khazana, Keema Potato Casserole . You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Lemon Baked Chicken Clay Pot Chicken - SK Khazana Indo-Chinese Pan Roasted Chicken Coorgi Kori Kari

Kofte Mein Kofta

Kofte Mein Kofta Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kofte Mein Kofta Recipe

  • Chicken mince (keema) 200 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 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 , soaked and drained 1/2 cup

  • Chicken stock 2 cups

  • Fennel (saunf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 3 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander 1 sprig for garnish


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 a bigger bowl and remaining ⅓ into a smaller bowl.

Step 4

Add onion, ginger, garlic and salt to the smaller bowl and mix well.

Step 5

Add salt to the bigger bowl too. Break an egg into this bowl. Squeeze out excess water from burghul and add and mix well.

Step 6

Heat chicken stock in a non-stick pan.

Step 7

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. Add these balls to the boiling chicken stock, cover and cook.

Step 8

Add fennel powder, salt and 3 tsps yogurt to the kofte and continue to cook. When the kofte are done, drain them from the stock and place on a plate.

Step 9

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

Step 10

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

Step 11

Add fresh cream and mix.

Step 12

Transfer the kofte into a serving bowl, pour the gravy over them, garnish with a coriander sprig and serve hot with steamed rice.

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