Sookhe Kofte

Deep fried mutton mince balls cooked in saffron flavoured gravy. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Mutton Mince, Hung yogurt
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 51-60 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Sookhe Kofte

  • 2 cups Mutton Mince
  • 8-9 Hung yogurt blanched and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked
  • inch piece Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 4 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 6-7 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3-4 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 cup Hung yogurt
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Oil


  1. Grind almonds and poppy seeds to a fine paste. Finely chop half the ginger and cut the remaining into fine strips. Dry roast cumin seeds and grind to a powder.
  2. Dry roast gram flour. Take keema in a bowl. Add almond-poppy seed paste, chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies, mint leaves, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Add hung yogurt and oil.
  3. Mix well and keep aside for five minutes. Add roasted gram flour and salt. Mix well and divide into marble sized balls.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry mutton balls till golden. Drain onto an absorbent paper and set aside. For gravy heat one cup of water in a pan and as it begins to boil, add onions.
  5. Cook till soft. Drain when it gets a little cool and make a fine paste. Soak saffron in milk. Heat ghee in a pan. Add green cardamoms, cinnamon, cumin seeds and boiled onion paste. Sauté briefly and add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chillies.
  6. Stir. Add turmeric powder and a little water and stir to mix well. Add red chilli powder and stir. Add milk and saffron. Cook for another three minutes or till gravy is thick.
  7. Add salt to taste. Add mutton balls and simmer for two to three minutes. Garnish with ginger strips and coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1029
Carbohydrates 39.8
Protein 101.4
Fat 51.7
Other Fiber Vitamin B12- 11.6mcg