indian cuisine
India States | India Religions | India Cricket | India Soccer | India Hockey | India Archery | India Tennis | Indian Monuments
Indian Festivals | India History Timeline | Indian Heroes | Indian Wild Life | Live TV Streaming | Bollywood Film Stars
Tamil Film Stars | Malayalam Film Stars | Who is who Kerala

Indian Cuisines

   Home

North Indian

 Punjabi Cuisine
  Makhani
  Gulab Jamun
  Rajma

 Uttarpradesi Cuisine
  Kachori
  Kheer
  Kofta
  Korma
  Kulfi
  Pasanda
  Samosa
  Kebab

 Rajasthani Cuisine
  Baati
  Khaddi

 Mughlai Cuisine
 Bhojpuri Cuisine
 Bihar Cuisine
 Kashmir Cuisine
  Rogan Josh

South Indian

 Kerala Cuisine
 Tamil Cuisine
  chutney
 Andhra Cuisine
 Karnataka Cuisine
  Akki Rotti
  Dosa
  Jolada Rotti
  Ragi Mudde
  Ragi Rotti
  upma
 Hyderabadi

East Indian

 Bengali Cuisine
 Oriya Cuisine
 Rasgulla

North-East Indian

 Sikkimese Cuisine
 Assam Cuisine
 Tripuri Cuisine

Kofta

Kofta is a Middle Eastern and South Asian meatball or dumpling.

In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat usually beef or lamb mixed with spices and/or onions. The meat is often mixed with other ingredients such as rice, Bulgur, vegetables, or eggs to form a smooth paste. Koftas are sometimes made with fish or vegetables rather than meat, especially in India. They can be grilled, fried, steamed, poached, baked or marinated, and may be served with a rich spicy sauce. Variations occur in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Central Europe, Asia and India. According to a 2005 research done by a private food company, there were 291 different kinds of koftas in Turkey, where it is very popular. In Arab countries, kufta is usually shaped into cigar-shaped cylinders.

Early recipes (included in some of the earliest known Arabic cookbooks) generally concern seasoned lamb rolled into orange-sized balls, and glazed with egg yolk and sometimes saffron. This method was taken to the west and is referred to as gilding, or endoring. Many regional variations exist, notable among them the unusually large Iranian Kufteh Tabrizi, having an average diameter of 20cm (8").

Koftas in South Asian cuisine are normally cooked in a spicy curry and sometimes with whole pre-boiled eggs. Sometimes the eggs are encased in a layer of the spicy kofta meat so that the final product resembles an Indian Scotch egg. These kofta dishes are very popular with South Asian families and are widely available from many Indian restaurants. In Bengal, a region of East India, koftas are made with prawns, fish, green bananas, cabbage, as well as minced goat meat.

Deepthi.com, 2003-2005. All Rights Reserved.
Contact webmaster@deepthi.com for comments and suggestions.
Sania Mirza Tennis Bollywood actors and actresses All about Cartoons & Comics Buy & Sell Stockphotographs from around the World fifa world cup 2006

India India Cricket India Bollywood