Gushtaba is a Kashmiri speciality;its spicy meatballs cooked in yogurt sauce.The meat used for this is of lamb with additional fat added and  it takes few hours to make Gushtaba the traditional way.You may substitute lamb with beef or chicken.

For the koftas;
Minced meat-500 gms
Green chillies-5,minced
Pepper powder-1tsp
Chilli powder-2tsp
Cinnamon powder-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp crushed
Cumin powder-1tsp

For the gravy:
Onion-1 finely chopped
Garlic-1 clove
Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Cinnamon powder-1/4tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Kasuri methi -1tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp
Dry mint leaves-5 to 6 leaves
coriander leaves(optional cos i had used it but not in the original recipe)
Salt as per taste

Mix the ingredients for the kofta and make small balls of it.Either you can deep fry it for 12 to 15 mins or grill it in a preheated oven at 180 deg cel for half an hour.
Now add 2 tbsp oil in a pan.Add the onion and garlic.Let it brown.Now add the chilli,turmeric,cumin,cinnamon and cardamom powder,kasuri methi and salt.Roast it for a minute,then grind it with some water to form a paste.Heat a pan.Add the masala with the yohurt and 1 cup water.Let the mix boil and then add the koftas to it.Let the gravy reduce till it becomes thick.Mix in the dry mint leaves.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with parathas or roti!!!!!!!!!!!

PS;Gushtaba sauce traditionally is watery  and I have added some spices like chilli powder,turmeric.Also you may add whole spices instead of powders.




Kairali sisters said...

Lokks rich and yumm, i am sure it tasted heavenly, alle Biny

Hamaree Rasoi said...

If there is a heavenly looking recipe. This is it, This is it & This is it. Awesome preparation.
Hamaree Rasoi

Sarah Naveen said...

i made some meat balls last weekend..ithukandittu pinnem kazhikkan thonnunnu

Ananda Rajashekar said...

like the addition of fennel seeds, it gives a very good flavour! and beetroot pachadi looks great!

aipi said...

That sounds very exotic..nicely done!

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G.Pavani said...

meat masala..looks yummy n mouthwatering..

VineelaSiva said...

Wow Biny the recipes looks very inviting.Never heard about this will give a try.

Pushpa said...

Yummy Gushtaba,looks awesome.

Smitha said...

yummy meatballs...looks rich and yummy!

Shanavi said...

Rich and creamy binny..

Thanking for taking a stop @ my blog..


Treat and Trick said...

Sounds yummy and I love to try this out..

Rekha shoban said...

yummy one...looks very tasty and nice click!

Priya said...

Woww gushtaba looks absolutely divine, very tempting and interesting dish..

An Open Book said...

just the other day a blogger friend asked if ive tried it and i had no idea what it was..now i do
will try it sooooon

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious we make meat balls curry similar looks fantastic

Sayantani said...

hi Biny new to your blog and totally smitten by the first recipe. looks heavenly and great presentation. Happy Blogging.

Ayush Kejriwal said...

Hi Biny,

I cook them for that long coz i like mine almost half scorched I love them nice and crispy.



Jaisy James said...

looks rich n delicious. will try definitely

@SaNgI said...

WOW!Absolutely delicious n tempting presentation Biny!u have a wonderful collection of recipes!
tnx 4 stopping by D:)

Malar Gandhi said...

looks extraordinary....simply out of this world.

Jaya said...

I have heard so much about Gushtaba, and this looks so so delicious Biny..hugs and smiles

Nitha said...

Looks yumm...

Aparna S Mallya said...

Looks delicious! You must have enjoyed eating them.