Kancha Kofta
You will not be able to resist yourself after having one bite of this tender kofta made from minced mutton and marinated in a brown onion, raw papaya and ginger garlic paste.
Kancha Kofta Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20-22 Min


  • For Kancha Kofta: 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 onions
  • 250 gm minced mutton
  • 1 tsp brown onion paste
  • 2½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 mace
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 8 black pappercorns
  • water
  • 50 gm coconut
  • 50 gm chironji seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp green cardamom powder
  • water
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp curd
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp gram flour
  • hardened ghee
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • ½ lemon
  • coriander leave
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Kancha Kofta: In a heated pan add ghee, sliced onions and cook until it turns brown.
  2. 2

    In a bowl add minced mutton, brown onion paste, ginger - garlic paste, raw papaya paste and marinate the minced mutton.
  3. 3

    In the onions add mace, cinnamon sticks, black cardamom, green cardamom, black peppercorns and mix it well.
  4. 4

    Add water, ginger - garlic paste in the onion and mix it well.
  5. 5

    In a mixer jar add grated coconuts, chironji seeds, poppy seeds, green cardamom powder, water and grind it.
  6. 6

    Add the paste in the minced chicken and mix it well.
  7. 7

    In the onions add red chilli paste, coriander powder, curd and mix it well.
  8. 8

    Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and cover the pan with a lid and let the gravy cook on a slow gas.
  9. 9

    In the minced chicken add green cardamom powder, salt, egg yolk and mix it well.
  10. 10

    Add gram flour and mix it well.
  11. 11

    Scoop the hardened ghee and make small balls of it and place it on a plate.
  12. 12

    Wet the hands, prepare balls of minced chicken and stuff it with hardened ghee.
  13. 13

    Refrigerate the chicken.
  14. 14

    Strain the cooked gravy in a bowl.
  15. 15

    In a heated fry pan add ghee, roasted gram flour and cook it.
  16. 16

    Add the gravy in the gram flour and mix it well.
  17. 17

    Add lemon juice and stir the gravy.
  18. 18

    In a heated fry pan add oil and fry the kofta until it turns golden brown.
  19. 19

    Dip the kofta in the gravy.
  20. 20

    To garnish Kancha Kofta add fresh coriander leaves and it is ready to serve hot.
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