Storable Steam Chicken Kofta (Make and Freeze)

This recipe is truly a lifesaver recipe when you want to cook something quickly and don’t really have anything in the fridge. Make and freeze these storable steam koftay and prepare perfect chicken kofta salan in no time. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Chanay (Roasted gram) 4 tbs
  • Sabut lal mirch (Button red chillies) 8-9
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs
  • Laung (Cloves) 7-8
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Khashkhash (Poppy seeds) 2 tbs
  • Ajwain (Carom seeds) ¼ tsp
  • Boneless chicken breast piece ½ kg
  • Boneless chicken thigh piece ½ kg
  • Podina (Mint leaves) 1 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 1 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) 1 large
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 3 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 3
  • Adrak lehsan (Ginger garlic) crushed 1 tbs
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chilli) powder 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tbs
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp

Prepare Easy Kofta Curry with Steamed Koftay:

  • Khashkhash (Poppy seeds) 2 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ½ Cup
  • Water 4-5 tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) 1 & ½ Cup
  • Tomato paste 2 tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri laal mirch (Kashmiri red chilli) powder 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tbs
  • Cooking oil 5 tbs or as required
  • Water 1 & ½ Cup or as required
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 3-4
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In a frying pan,add roasted gram,button red chillies,cumin seeds,cloves,cinnamon sticks,poppy seeds,carom seeds & dry roast until fragrant.

Let it cool.

-In a spice mixer,add roasted spices & grind to make powder & set aside.

In a chopper,add chicken,chicken boneless thighs,mint leaves,fresh coriander,onion,fried onion, green chillies,ginger garlic,Kashmiri red chilli powder,salt,garam masala powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,ground mixture & chop until well combined.

Grease hands with oil,take a small quantity of mixture (50g) & make koftay of equal sizes (makes 24-25).

In a steamer,add water & bring it to boil.

Place steamer rack & koftay,cover & steam cook on low flame for 8 minutes.

Bring them to room temperature.

Place them on a tray & freeze for 6-8 hours.

Koftay (meatballs) can be stored in freezer (zip lock bag) for up to 4 months.

Prepare Easy Kofta Curry with Steamed Koftay:

In a spice mixer,add poppy seeds,fried onion,water,grind well to make a paste & set aside.

In a bowl,add yogurt,tomato paste,ginger garlic paste,ground paste,red chilli powder,salt,garam masala powder,turmeric powder,Kashmiri red chilli powder,coriander powder,whisk well & set aside.

In a wok,add cooking oil,prepared spiced yogurt,mix well & cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes,cover & cook on low flame until oil separates (4-5 minutes).

Add water,mix well & bring it to boil.

Add frozen steamed koftay 8-10,mint leaves,fresh coriander,green chillies & mix well,cover & cook on low flame for 24-25 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coriander & serve with naan.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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