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Shahi Kofta Shorba Recipe For Ramzan


After a long day of fast during Ramzan, the Iftar meal tastes heavenly. The food that you eat after fasting throughout the day is of great importance and needs to be chosen wisely. Because you do not anything throughout the day, your body gets devoid of all the required nutrients. So, when you break the fast you need to regain those nutrients.

That is why the Iftar food is made out of ingredients which helps you to regain your lost nutrients and energy. Today we have one such recipe which is a perfect dish to have after your Ramzan fast. The shahi kofta shorba recipe hails from the Mughalai cuisine. The beef is minced and made into balls and then cooked in a spicy gravy. It goes without mention that this delectable dish is a great treat for your taste-buds and beef helps to get back the required energy you have lost from fasting.

So, take a look at the shahi kofta shorba recipe for Ramzan and give it a try.

Serves: 3

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes


For Koftas

  • Beef- 500gms (minced)
  • Egg- 1 (beaten)
  • Onion- 1 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Green chillies- 2 (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves- 1 bunch (chopped)
  • Mint leaves- 1/2 bunch (chopped)
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil- for deep frying

For Curry

  • Onions- 3 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1tbsp
  • Tomatoes- 2 (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder- 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1tsp
  • Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil- 2tbsp
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves- 2tbsp (chopped)
  • Fresh cream- 2tbsp


1. Wash the minced meat properly with water.

2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl except the oil listed under koftas.

3. Make small balls out of the mixture.

4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.

5. Fry the koftas in oil on low heat till they turn golden brown.

6. After that transfer the koftas to a plate and keep it aside.

7. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Fry till they turn golden brown.

8. Then add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.

9. After that add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium flame.

10. Add water and let the gravy simmer for 2-3 minutes.

11. Now add the fried koftas, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.

12. Then remove the cover and sprinkle the cardamom powder on the gravy.

13. Once the koftas are cooked completely from inside, switch off the flame.

14. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fresh cream.

Shahi kofta shorba is ready to be served. Serve this delectable beef recipe with rotis or parathas.

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Story first published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:15 [IST]
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