Kofta Curry and Gujarati Green Beans

kofta_ingedients

The Kofta Ingredients

Kofta Ingredients:
750g beef mince
3 x Green chillies finely chopped
1tsp Garam Masala
1 x Egg
Chopped fresh coriander

Mix everything together and form into balls about the size of a walnut. Refrigerate until needed.

Sauce Ingredients:
3tbs Cooking oil
1″ Piece of cinnamon stick
10 x Cloves
1 x Onion finely chopped
2″ Piece of root ginger finely chopped
2 x Garlic cloves finely chopped
2tbs Ground coriander
1tbs Ground cumin
1/2tsp Chilli powder
1 x Tin of chopped tomatoes

Heat the oil, add the cinnamon stick and cloves, stir for a moment or two while the cloves swell then add the chopped onion. Cook until the onion is a light golden colour and then add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the tomatoes and fry for a few minutes stirring all the time. Finally, add the tomatoes give it all a good stir and simmer for 5 minutes before adding the Koftas, place a lid on the pan and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. If the sauce is looking too watery towards the end of the cooking time remove the lid and let the sauce reduce a little.

Gujarati Green Beans Ingredients:
350g Green Beans, tails removed
1tbs Black mustard seeds
1 x Clove of garlic finely chopped
Dried chilli flakes – as many or few as you want!
3tbs Cooking oil
1/2tsp Sugar
Salt

Heat the oil in a frying pan on which you can later fit a lid. Add the mustard seeds and as soon as they pop add all the other ingredients. Mix well and then add a few splashes of water before covering tightly. Cook for 10 minutes or so until the beans are tender. The water should never get cooked away so that the beans fry, nor should there be water left when the beans are ready.


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