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Lahori Koftas
Best of Pakistani & Indian Cooking and Cuisine

Lean ground beef: 2 lbs.
Ground coriander: 1 tsp.
Ground cumin: 1 tsp.
Crushed red pepper: 1/2 tsp.
Bread crumbs: 2 tbsp.
Beaten egg: 1
Chopped coriander: 2 tbsp.
Salt: To taste.

Water: 2 cups
Garlic powder: 1 tsp.
Ginger powder: 1 tsp.
Ground cumin: 1 tsp.
Ground coriander (cilantro): 1 tsp.
Crushed red pepper: 1/2 tsp.
Oil: 3 tbsp.
Salt: To taste
Cinnamon stick: 1
Cardamom pods: 5
Cloves: 5
Chopped onions: 1
Ground Turmeric: 1/2 tsp.
Plain yogurt: 3 tbsp.
Cilantro for garnish.

Mix all the meat-ball ingredients and shape into 20 balls.
To make sauce, puree 4 tbsp. of water with garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, peppers
and salt. Heat the oil and fry the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves till slightly dark.
Then add the onions and fry till light brown. Add the garlic powder and fry for one
minute. Add the meat-balls remaining water to the pan, stirring thoroughly.
Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove cover and turn heat to medium-high and boil till all liquid is gone.
Transfer the meat-balls to a serving dish.
Remove and discard the whole spices, stir in the yogurt cook for 2 more minutes
and pour the sauce over the meat-balls.
Serve with Rice Pilaf or Naans and cucumber-in-yogurt.
Serves 4-6