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Mutton Kofta Curry in a red curry sauce

Easy Mutton Kofta Curry Recipe

This Mutton Kofta Curry is an easy one-pot dinner. It consists of plump, juicy lamb meatballs that are air fried & than simmered in a creamy spice-free sauce that taste heavenly! This rich Mutton Keema Kofta curry is quick, delicious & easy to make.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Mutton Kofta Curry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty


For the Mutton Koftas or Mutton Meatballs:

For The Mutton Kofta Curry sauce:


How to make the Mutton Koftas ( Lamb meatballs)

  • Take the minced meat in a large bowl. Add the onions, mint, cilantro, crushed pepper, chopped green chilies, salt to taste, garam masala and knead the meat very well. You may use a food processor. The consistency of the meat should be smooth. Set aside.
  • Scoop out the minced lamb meat with a cookie scoop & roll it in the inside of your palms to give it a round shape. Repeat the steps until you roll up the minced meat into koftas.

How to Air Fry the mutton koftas:

  • Place the mutton koftas in the air fryer basket without over crowding & in a single layer. Spray oil & Press the AIR FRY button & set the temperature to 360 F , time for 8 mins. Press the START button.
  • After the first 4 mins give the koftas a good shake or flip sides of the meatballs by taking out the air fryer basket. The machine gets paused automatically. When you insert back the air fryer basket the machine begins to air fry automatically. Set the koftas aside.

How to Pan-sear the mutton koftas:

  • Set a skillet over medium high heat. Brush oil and place the minced lamb koftas. Pan sear over medium high heat rotating sides. It should take you 15 mins. Set aside.

How to Bake the mutton koftas:

  • Lay the minced lamb meatballs on a parchment or aluminum lined baking tray.  Brush or spray oil.
  • Pre-heat your oven at 400 F & bake for 35-40 mins. depending on your oven. It's advisable to check them after 25-30 mins. They should be baked until lightly brown.

How to make the Mutton Kofta Curry Sauce:

  • Begin by roasting the sliced bell-pepper & garlic in the Air fryer at 360 F for 6 mins. Set them aside. Allow them to come to room temperature. You may pan roast them also instead of air frying.
  • When the roasted pepper & the garlic pods cool down put them in your blender jar, add the canned tomato sauce & the canned diced tomatoes & blend to a fine paste. 
  • Add butter or olive oil in the skillet over medium heat, pour the pureed sauce. Stir & let it simmer for 5 mins covered. You may add about 1/2 cup water and simmer the sauce.

How to make the mutton kofta curry:

  • After simmering the sauce for 5 mins add the mutton koftas, stir & mix with the sauce & cover & cook for another 5 mins.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!


Easy Swaps: 
  • Green chilies > chopped Jalapenos or cayenne pepper.
  • Lamb mince > Goat mince.
  • Bread crumbs > Soaked regular bread pieces in milk or water about 1 cup.
  • Chopped onion > grated & squeezed onion.
Measuring Cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
Nutrition Facts
Easy Mutton Kofta Curry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Potassium 364mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g