Monday, September 1, 2008

Kofta ( Ground Turkey Balls )

Nutritious and tasty deep fried Ground Turkey balls.

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup grated Zucchini
  • 1 cup grated Carrot
  • 2 tbsp dry Roasted Gram Flour (Besan)/ 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp brown cardamom powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

  • To make kofta mix all the ingredients, knead with hands properly. Make equal sized smooth balls.
  • For frying: Heat oil in an pan. When it is hot first drop only one ball. If this ball is fried properly without getting split then fry remaining balls till golden brown.
  • For baking: Bake them in a preheated oven at 300 degree F for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped Cilantro and onion rings.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or cilantro chutney as a snack.

Tips to make kofta:

  • When forming the meatballs, use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller so they are all the same size.
  • Wet your hands with cool water when shaping the meatballs to help prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • When browning meatballs, don't try to move them until they release easily from the pan. One side may be more browned than the others, but the meatballs will stay together.

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