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KEEMA KOFTA (Meatballs with Spicy Onion Sauce)

Apr 28

Favorite Indian cuisine expert Kanchan Sandhwan shared Mediterranean Kebab recipes which is quite a delight considering there are few courses offered on this.

1) Wash keemo (ground meat) and strain water well. You can use ground chicken breast, lean pork or beef sirloin.

2) Add 1 teaspoon minced garlic, two tablespoon minced ginger, one teaspoon julienned green chili and 1 teaspoon each of coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and iodized salt.

3) Bind into small round balls and in a frying pan shallow fry them slowly like kebabs so that they don’t break or steam cook them for less calories.


1) Dice 2 onions and fry in a 5 teaspoons canola oil till brown.

2) Add 1 teaspoon minced garlic; 1 tablespoon julienned green finger chili; 4 pieces skinned, seeded and diced tomatoes; and 1 tablespoon tomato sauce.

3) Add 1 teaspoon each turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala and rock salt to taste.

4) Add the koftas into the gravy.

5) Add water to desired consistency and stir. Gravy should be mixed well.

6) Cover with a lid and on slow fire let the kofta cook till ready (keep stirring occasionally as and when needed)

7) Serve hot with rice or parathas…

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (390 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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One comment

  1. Something new to try out. Looks yummy. Buy the way, what’s koftas?

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