Tuesday 30 September 2014

Jamun Kofta Curry

Do you have an extra pack of jamun mix left in your pantry? You don’t want to make regular gulab jamuns, then here is the solution for you. Try out this Jamun kofta curry for dinner or lunch. Jamun Kofta Curry is rich and creamy gravy made with delectable spicy jamuns. This kofta curry is similar to other kofta curry except the addition of jamun koftas makes it more delectable and luscious.  

Here’s how to make Jamun Kofta Curry with step by step photos…


For Koftas

Gulab Jamun Mix
200 gm/One Packet
Boiled & Mashed Potato
1 big
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
2 finely chopped
Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Cumin powder
½ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Coriander leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped
As needed
For frying

For the Gravy

1 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
1 finely chopped
Red chilli powder
1 ½  tsp
Coriander powder
3 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Garam masala powder
½ tsp
1 cup
Coriander leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped
As needed

For Grinding

Table A

1 chopped
2 chopped
Green chillies
2 inch piece
Garlic cloves

Table B

Cashew nuts
12 – 15
Poppy seeds/Gasa gasa
1 tsp [soaked in warm milk]
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8


Grind the ingredients mentioned in Table A and keep it aside.

Grind the ingredients mentioned in Table B separately and keep them aside. [Soak the poppy seeds in warm milk for about 15 to 20 minutes before grinding]

To Make Koftas:

In a wide bowl add the gulab jamun mix and mix with your finger really well to get rid of any lumps.

Now add the boiled and mashed potatoes, onions, green chillies, red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix thoroughly.

Sprinkle water little by little and make soft pliable dough.

Make small balls with the dough.

Heat oil in a kadai; fry the balls in medium heat to golden brown colour equally on all the sides.

Drain them onto a paper towel and keep them aside.

To Make Gravy:

Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin and let it splutter, add the finely chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.

Now add the ground paste of table A [onion & tomato paste] and sauté until it condenses to a thick paste.

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and sauté really well for about 2-3 minutes.

Now add the cashew nut paste, water [1 cup], chopped coriander leaves, salt and bring to boil. Let it boil for about 2-3 minutes, now switch off the stove.

Finally add the milk and mix thoroughly. Now the gravy is ready.

Serving Jamun Kofta Curry:

Transfer the prepared gravy to the bowl, add the fried koftas/jamun balls to the gravy.
Serve it hot with roti, naan, fried rice or pulav.

Delicious and mouth-watering Jamun Kofta curry is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. this dish made me more hungry on my fast day
    keep in touch

  2. something very different.. nice recipe dear

  3. Looks delicious and tasty curry!

  4. Very interesting kofta, will make some soon.. beautiful curry.

  5. looks so yummy I saw this one cookery show and in my to do list for long time.. u r tempting me to try sooner

  6. Priya that is a brilliant idea. I am hosting a diwali event, please do participate. Thanks.


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