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Indian Beef Kofta Curry Recipe (3 Easy Steps)

by Khushi Hossain
Indian Beef Kofta Curry Recipe

There is a big chance that the Indian kofta curry you have tasted before gave a pretty much “bhuna” flavor. But my recipe gives the curry a unique taste, making it more creamy and flavorful. The uniqueness of my shared recipe is that it will make the curry full of flavors and the kofta.

Moreover, each kofta will melt inside your mouth like butter. Now, don’t think it may lose its round shape for being so soft because we have a great ingredient that will bind the minced beef so well that it will only break once you put it in your mouth.

So, what elements do you need to make this mouthwatering Indian beef kofta curry? Let’s find that out next.

Indian Beef Kofta Curry Recipe

Indian Beef Kofta Curry Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 287 calories 24 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  1. 1 kilogram of minced beef (with fat)
  2. 3-4 green chili
  3. Coriander leaves
  4. Onion barista
  5. 2 tablespoons of ginger paste
  6. 2 tablespoons of garlic paste
  7. 1 bowl of split chickpea powder
  8. 1 teaspoon of salt
  9. 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  10. 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  11. 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  12. 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder


  1. 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  2. 2 teaspoons of red chili powder
  3. 2 teaspoons of coriander powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Other Ingredients

  1. 3 tablespoons of oil
  2. 3 cinnamon sticks
  3. 6-7 black peppers
  4. 5-6 green cardamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  6. 3 tablespoons of garlic paste
  7. 3 tablespoons of ginger paste
  8. 2 grated onions
  9. 2 grated carrots
  10. 1 bag of baby spinach leaves
  11. 2 tin of chopped tomatoes
  12. 1 tablespoon of tandoori paste
  13. 1 bunch mint
  14. Green chillies
  15. 1 beef-style stock powder or one chicken stock
  16. 40 grams of butter
  17. 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  18. Water

Ingredients for Tandoori Paste

  1. 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  2. 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder
  3. 1 ³/² teaspoon of coriander powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds powder
  5. 3-4 teaspoons of paprika
  6. 1 teaspoon of Kashmiri chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper powder
  8. 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  9. 1 teaspoon of garlic paste
  10. 1 teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  11. 3 tablespoons of yogurt
  12. Juice of a lemon (must be medium size)
  13. 2 tablespoons of oil
  14. 1 teaspoon of salt


Step 1: Prepare Kofta

Indian Beef Kofta Curry

First, blend the green chilies, coriander leaves, and barista. After mixing it well, add minced beef, garlic paste, ginger paste, split chickpea powder, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala powder.

Blend them well until the minced beef mixes with all the ingredients properly. Take the keema out and give them a good round shape.

Step 2: Prepare the Sauce

Ceef Kofta Curry Recipe

Use the oil for cooking that you used before to make an onion barista. Add cloves, black pepper, green cardamon, black cumin seeds, garlic, and ginger paste. Stir it on medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes until the raw scent of garlic and ginger disappears.

Now add grated onion and stir for 2 minutes. Add the spices, tandoori paste, salt, and grated carrots. Stir for 5 to 7 minutes on high heat until the curry releases its fragrance.

Now add yogurt and stir for five more minutes. The scent will change a little, and that is when you need to add water and beef-stock powder or chicken stock. Stir until it boils, and the stock is mixed well.

Step 3: Add kofta

serve Indian Beef Kofta Curry

Add butter, baby spinach leaves, and kofta in this final step. After 5 minutes, it will start to boil. Once again, add some coriander leaves and sliced chilies.

Cook it for more than 10 to 15 minutes on low heat. Have it with the basmati rice and garnish with the mint.

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Secret Tips of My Indian-style Beef Curry Kofta Recipe

Indian Beef Kofta Curry Recipe

Many people who tried to make this dish before have faced issues like kofta losing its shape or becoming hard to chew. You will not face any such problems with the tips we provided here:

1. Take minced beef with fat: Taking beef keema that has fat is the wisest thing you can do to make kofta hold its round shape. The fat will bind minced beef well.

2. Use split chickpea powder instead of breadcrumb: In most recipes, the chef tells you to use breadcrumb in minced beef. That may keep the shape of the kofta, but it will be hard to chew, and the sauce and spices will fail to enter inside the kofta. Hence, use split chickpeas powder instead because it will bind the keema properly and keep the soft texture.

3. Cook on high heat: Any meal cooked on high heat tastes better. So, you must cook beef kofta curry on high heat until the final step, when I mentioned lowering the heat.

Bottom Line

Cooking a delicious Indian Curry is a great way to add spice and flavor to your dinner table. My Indian Beef Kofta Curry Recipe combines succulent beef koftas with a rich and aromatic curry sauce that will leave you wanting more. By following my step and recipe I hope you can easily cook this flavorful dish in your kitchen. Thanks for reading, and happy cooking.

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