Sunday, 7 June 2009

Chicken Kofta Curry

I want to tell you something happend years ago, i think my daughter was 7 or 8 that time. Hubby was gone for more than a week don't know which country anymore.

I taking advantage of hubby not beeing home, didn't cook any kind of special food, most of the lunch it was very normal really super easy food and I guess my daughter was fed up of me feeding the same dishes everyday or same simple dishes, anyway the week was almost over and then we were having our lunch and suddenly my daughter asked me Mamma why are you not making any special food when we are alone, why do you only make when papa is here.
I think my jaw just dropped hearing the question.

I felt so guilty about my daughter's question and when hubby came home I told him the whole story and he was like yeah you must have been really feeding her the same food then.

And from that time onwards I made sure when hubby is out of the country that I don't get lazy as I didn't want her to have the feeling I only make special food when her father is there.

So as hubby had gone to UK this weekend , I made these super delicous Chicken Kofta balls which I saw few days back in Bong Mom's CookBook if you would like to try the recipe you can find in her place here

I didn't make that much changes, I did my own chicken mince so i could use breast and legs. I added really less corriander powder as I am not that wild abou the corriander powder taste.
I would take care of the amount of dry chillies as they are really spicy.
As i found out in my chicken balls ( even though Sandeepa had written use chillies accordinly to your taste which i didn't listen, i used as much as she told , which almost blew my daughter's brain which she needs for preparing for her exams ).

Also i just fried the ball in few tablespoon of oil just to seal them aorund.
I also added a bit cream too. ( Coudn't resist )
This is one yummy delicous Kofta balls which I am going to make.
As it was daughter and I we had a lot of left overs, so i put in a tupperware in the freezer for a day when I am lazy to cook :-)

Now I will have to Share with you few of the things ,what my dear hubby brought from UK.

Isn't he so sweet. He bought loads and loads of mangoes. One box was alphonsa.
When i saw the heap of mangoes I asked him was he in a mango mood to buy so much. And he was like you don't get them here so I thought I will buy a lot.

Then the surprise of the bunch was the Dosa Podi. Each time I went to the Kitchen today i had to smile thinking about the sweetness of hubby buying them especially because it was written in malayalam.
We all like Dosa just that I don't like to make the dosa mix from scratch.
And the drumsticks well that is something hubby and daughter loves.

When we go back home my sister make sambar for them with dosa. I There will be so much drumsticks in them and my daughter and hubby will be sitting and eating them atleast for a hour.
When my sis goes to the shop next to her house to buy the drumsticks , and when she is back home she will tell me, the shop fellow must have thought there is a huge party going on here as she bought so muchy drumsticks, and she will remark does the poor fellow knows that it is just for two people.


My mango bonanza :-)


Drumsticks


:-)))))))))))


Last look for the super yummy Kofta curry.

60 comments:

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm all of your pictures look so yummy. I love curry!

Priya said...

Tempting chicken kofta curry HC...seeing all those mangoes am inviting myself to you home:)...yeah its really so nice to ur see better half bought all those goodies from UK..Can guess how u have felt once u saw all those goodies...Beautiful gesture:)

Elra said...

Scrumptious. I still haven't try to cook with drumsticks. I had it before at the restaurant, and I like it. I have to try to cook it myself at home.

Superchef said...

wow!! alphonso mangoes..lucky you!!

the chicken kofta curry looks absolutely delicious!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Chicken kofta curry looks awesome. wanna grab that bowl for my dinner:) Nice snaps.

indosungod said...

You have done it again HC. I am drooling and longing for some creamy kofta balls.

That is indeed sweet of him.

Vani said...

Oh, how bad u must've felt when your daughter said that! I'm sure she forgot all about that in a few days. This chicken kofta looks delicious! And the bonanza - good job, HC's hubby!! Couldn't help smiling at the "double horse" dosa mix. Cute! :)

Pavithra said...

Looking so good and yummu creamy gravy.. nice pictures..

Soma said...

LOL.. we get lazy when hubbys are not home. i think if my kids were out, i would live on raw food:-)

That kofta looks restaurant style! beautiful.

Helene said...

I tend to do the same with my husband is away. I make quick meals for the boys. You made such a great curry.

lk- Healthy Delicious said...

nice! I love kofta and curry but never thought to pair them

Preeti Singh said...

Heyyyy.... Lucky you..hubby brought so many sweet things..and chicken kofta curry looks fingerlicking and inviting.

Kalai said...

I saw this on Sandeepa's site, too. Looks awesome! Am sure it must have tasted delicious. :)

Priyameena said...

Dosa powder very interesting never saw that before..Mangoes too looks mouthwatering..Lucky you!!
Kofta looks totally rich..

Varsha Vipins said...

achooo..so sweet of ur hubby HC..I wanna know how that dosa podi turned out..k?..cos I bot one type sometime back n it dint ferment well..so if this is good I wana buy..Pls drop a word abt it..n I wont start abt that Kofta..boy they look so divine n was smiling hearing Shama's innocent question n loling over ur mention abt chillies blowing the brains..rofl..:P

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those Kofta look amazing, Happy Cook! I am sure that your daughter was pleased - these certainly are special!

aquadaze said...

hey your kofta curry looks nice n creamy! Not cooking when hubby is not around - even I do that, I get takeaway instead. And hey, those mangoes look awesome...enjoy your loot!

Priti said...

Looks so yummy....gud for ur gal now :)

Andhra Flavors said...

Wow! chicken kofta, first time to me.
It looks inviting.

Pooja said...

Delicious curry HC..Tempted by that mango box :( miss the indian mangoes..

Ivy said...

Your kofta sounds delicious but I wish I had that box of mangoes, so many things you can make with them.

MeetaK said...

drool! lookss great all i need is a hot tandoori roti and then i can dip into this! lovely recipe!

Parita said...

I just bought a box of mangoes yesterday :) oh my curry looks delicious...m veggie so would love to try a veggie version :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this is too tempting.. :) HC, so sweet of you husband.. :) this click is awesome... :)

Suparna said...

hi HC,
That was a cute read!oh really kids really make us feel guilty sometimes :)neways glad u tried out Sandeepa's recipe and it looks so rich and well prepared...
LOL on the spice factor of the recipe...I really had a hearty laugh.
Wow HC you've got a mango bonanza!! Thanks for sharing ur happiness with us
enjoy dear :)
TC

notyet100 said...

curry looks so yum,..:-)

Asha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Double Horse brand packs, I buy Idli mixes and they taste so authentic, way better than other brand packs. So so nice of him to buy them, enjoy!:)

Koftas look so yummy, must make some. My stomach is still unsettled, just so uncomfortable to eat anything even after all these time after I came back from India. Arvind said it takes time and asked me to be patient!:P

Mangoes look yum, ate a few in Bangalore. Have fun. Drumsticks are always yum in Sambhar.
I know! Even in India, we don't have this kind of graduation ceremony.I remember going to school to get the results, came back home happy and mom made a payasa for us and that's about it! :D

Dhanggit said...

Oh my that kofta curry is so creamy! delicious!! and your mangoes im so jealous!! ;-) send me over some hahaha

Doloncookbook said...

WOW ... So delicious & yummy recipe . Looks great . Can you send some kofta curry to me ...

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Hey! You've got enough of mangos to eat and experiment on now! Wish I could get some of that dosa mix here - well weather's better and making from scratch is no longer a problem.

Chicken Kofta curry looks great though I feel for S with all those chillis ;-) !

Aparna Prabhu said...

Lovely mangoes.....do send me some as i miss them here.....nd about the curry i cant comment as i donno bout th much nd i m pure veggie still it looks good.... nd did u try tht idli podi bcoz when i got them it did not taste well nd ferment too... do ping me if it did ok......:)

Vrinda said...

Cofta curry looks creamy and delicious..I was shocked to c r gifts from UK,if my hubby comes with doasa mix i would be mad at him..still gifts r gifts,right.Enjoy, i dont like dosa mixes but like doublehorse brand..

Happy cook said...

Varsha will tell you how it goes, from the comment i read from Asha it looks like it is a very nice brand.

Asha yeah i too remember ,with us too every thing was celebrated with payasom.

Bombay_brussels, if i was living nearer to you, i woudl have surely brought few to your place.

Vrinda, hi hi, why should you be mad at hubby if he brings dosa mix, i was so pleased he brought that, especially for the thought of buying them as we don't get here.

Prema Sundar said...

yeah we do get lazy when husbands are not at home...
Alphonso mangoes and drumsticks are very temptng...
kofta curry looks delicious and inviting...

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice photos and yummy recipe

Rina said...

The koftas and the gravy look so yummy Happy...And you enjoy the mangoes and drum sticks.

5 Star Foodie said...

The kofta curry sounds amazing! I get a bit lazy when my hubby is out of town and make simpler dishes but I also make some other dishes that my daughter and I like and hubby doesn't.

Bong Mom said...

Awwwww about the chilli :) My dry red chiilis have no heat at all so I guess we weren't blown away :D

Wow that was indeed nice to get alphonsos...wowwwwwwwww

Dave Jones said...

Wow! that kofta dish looks extremely scrumptious! I love it...cool pictures.

Vij said...

Lovely pics. Yummy mangoes!
and Chicken kofta looks brilliant.

Mansi said...

wow, this looks so yummy HC! wish it was vegetarian:) I guess I'll settle for the alphonso mangoes instead!:)

btw, hope you find some time to bake something sweet for the SHF-Fruit & Nut event I'm hosting this month!

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Mandira said...

that is really sweet and great for you :D the mangoes are a treat and the other stuff too. The kofta looks super yummy!

kiss my spatula said...

i am so envious of all those gorgeous mangoes!!

burpandslurp said...

oh wow...that looks freaking awesome. I'm sure your daughter will never feel sad abt her meals ever again!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That look really delicious.

Poornima Nair said...

Wow...ur so lucky, I would steal those mangoes if I wass ur neighbour:)...they look divine.
the kofta curry looks delicious...really tempting.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Ur pictures are really drool worthy,nice presentation!

Sig said...

I just saw these at Sandeepa's place too, yummy koftas! I saw fresh drumsticks at the store today, those were so expensive, and I am not a big fan anyway, so I didn't buy those. What did you make with the drumsticks?

Happy cook said...

Sig i made drimstick sambar and the rest i did in the freezer for latter use.

meeso said...

"i used as much as she told , which almost blew my daughter's brain which she needs for preparing for her exams" :)) I laughed so hard when I read that! The kofta curry looks mouthwatering... I like the addition of cream, too!

Samta said...

awesome stuff - will try it sometime soon. Nice way to wow my parents who are visiting.

BTW - I must also add - you have a very loving husband. Caring and loving and oh so thoughtful - he got you mangoes, dosa podi and drumsticks. You are a lucky dukie.

Anita said...

I can't believe he got three boxes of mangoes and even more astonished none of them got spoilt! Thanks for the yummy recipes again!

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous kofta Happy it looks sooo good, I always love your curries!

Ashwini said...

chicken kofta is droolworthy.. nice pics. this is the first time to ur blog.. u got good recipes...

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

A very sweet daughter story! except for the "almost blew my daughter's brain which she needs for preparing for her exams" that's funny but I know what you mean exactly!
Beautiful Kofta balls and they look wonderfully tasty too.
Your husband is one wonderful gift finder!

pigpigscorner said...

I usually don't bother cooking for myself if my hubs is not in =P I have my eyes on the mangoes!

Akal's Saappadu said...

MMMMMmmm, your kofta curry looks rich and delicious!

mangoes, hmmmmm, I'm capable of finishing a basket full in no time :)

and good observation from your daughter, she is right !!! :)

SathyaSridhar said...

chicken kofta curry looks yummy

Pooja V said...

This is just what i am looking for. nice :).