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How to cook… Tikka Kofta Masala

Serves 4 as a main dish

Punjabis love their spicy meat dishes. These lamb koftas are mixed with ground whole spices and garlic then soaked in marinade and cooked in the moreish masala sauce to create the meaty and creamy favourite Tikka Kofta Masala.

What you need…
• 600g lamb mince
• 2 teaspoons garlic paste
• 1 recipe Tikka Marinade
• 1 Tablespoon oil
• 240ml Base Curry Sauce
• 1 Tablespoon tomato paste (or ketchup)
• 3 Tablespoons yoghurt
• Small handful coriander leaves, chopped
• 0.5 teaspoon turmeric
• 2 Green chillies, chopped
• Salt to taste
• 2 Tablespoons cream

Kofta Mix
• 10 black peppercorns
• 2 green cardamons
• 6cm piece cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
• 1 teaspoon garam masala
• 1 teaspoon salt



How to make it
1. Grind the Kofta Mix to a powder. Add the garlic and mix thoroughly with the mince. Form the mixture into 12 even-sized balls.
2. Add the koftas to the Tikka Marinade making sure they are all covered. Leave to rest for 30 minutes.
3. Heat the oven to 160 C. Remove the koftas from the marinade, shake off the excess marinade and cook on a baking tray for 25 minutes.
4. Heat the oil in a pan to a medium heat, add the Base Curry Sauce, leftover Tikka Marinade, tomato paste, yoghurt and cook for 3 minutes.
5. Add the coriander leaves (keep a few aside for the garnish), turmeric, chillies and salt, and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add the koftas, making sure they are all covered with the sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
7. Turn down the heat, add the cream and mix well, being careful not to break up the koftas and cook until the koftas are all cooked through (about 5 minutes).
8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

CHEF’S TIP
If you are looking to stretch this dish a little bit further on the money front you can add a little bit of finely choped onion to the koftas and you’ll be able to make a couple more. Just be careful not to add to much or thet’ll lose their flavour.

If you like this you should try our
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What’s the best social media site to show off this dish? Tikka Tok.

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