Kabab curry

Meat balls in gravy

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    1. 1/2 kg mince meat
    2. 2 tsps ginger, garlic paste
    3. Salt
    4. 2 tsps green chilly paste
    5. 1 onion finely chopped
    6. 2 tsps garam masala
    7. 2 tsps lemon juice
    1. 3 onions sliced
    2. 2 tsps ginger, garlic paste
    3. whole masala (3 tsps jeera, 6 cardamoms, 3 red dry chillies, 3 sticks cinnamon)
    4. 1 1/2 tsps red chilly paste
    5. 3 tbsps corriander leaves
    6. 3 tbsps oil or ghee
    7. 2 tsps garam masala powder
    8. 4 tsps tomato puree
    9. 2 tomatos(peeled)
    10. 2 tbsps yoghurt
    11. 2 tsps turmeric powder


    1. Wash meat and squeeze out all water (it should be dry).
    2. Add all ingredients for kababs, and  form into 10-12 kababs (squeezing out water if any, don't throw away this water,use it in the gravy) Keep aside.
    4. Heat fat in a pan, add whole masalas, when they splutter, add onion , saute till golden brown.
    5. Grind  tomatoes with dahi, add to sauted onions, add ginger,garlic paste, red chilly paste, tomato puree and turmeric ,braise it for 5 mins.
    6. Put 2 cups of  water, when it starts boiling,lower the kababs carefully in it ,reduce heat and simmer till gravy thick and kababs done(dont stir, coz the kababs will break)
    7. Check salt, add garam masala powder, garnish with corriander leaves.
    8. Serve hot with parathas or rice.


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