This is a “house” recipe. Traditional kofta has more ingredients and the recipe changes from country to country (India, Pakistan, Turkey etc.). This version is packed with flavor, has only a few ingredients and can be whipped up in 30 minutes. It is also a different way to use ground chicken which often goes on sale. I like to make mini balls and have them with hummus, pita, and a garden salad. You can certainly make larger patties and make it into a burger! Here is the recipe.
1 pound ground chicken
1 medium onion, grated directly on to the chicken (you want the juices from the onion)
1 tsp of minced garlic, minced ginger, chili powder, salt, and garam masala.
1 Tbsp of chopped parsley (this time, I did not have any, but I would highly recommend it)
1Tbsp of olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Don’t over mix–you will get hard koftas!
2. Heat oil in a pan.
3. Use a 0.5-inch ice-cream scoop to form mini chicken balls. If you wet your palms before rolling, you will get smooth, round koftas!
4. Fry on medium-high heat till deep golden brown and cooked through.
5. Serve piping hot!!