Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chicken Kofta Curry.
Kofta curry, or sometimes just called kofte, is a delicious dish originating in Pakistan. Tender meatballs are simmered in a rich flavoursome curry sauce.
I prefer to make this type of curry with either minced chicken or turkey as I think it makes it a bit of a lighter dish. That is just personal preference so feel free to swap this out for pork, beef or a vegan mince substitute. I quite like cooking my meatballs in the oven – it keeps them nice and tender and ensures they are cooked all the way through. You can also grill or pan fry them if you want to avoid using the oven.
I’ve made a simple curry sauce to accompany the meatballs with a base of onion and peppers. With this type of meatball curry I like a creamier tomato based curry sauce so I’ve added in chopped tomatoes and some dairy free Alpro cream.
Making it Easier
If you like this idea but are short on time or not feeling like a confident cook then you can buy prepared meatballs. A lot of supermarket meatballs are marked gluten free so they should be easy to find. You can also look for a jar of gluten and dairy free curry sauce if you want to make it even easier.
I served my curry with some pilau rice and my favourite gluten and dairy free garlic naan breads from Wheat Free Bakery.
Other Dinner Ideas
If you like this recipe for Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chicken Kofta Curry then you might like to try one of my other dinner recipes:
- Make a pasta bake with my Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chilli Beef Pasta
- Try out a risotto with Gluten Free and Dairy Free Roasted Tomato and Smoked Bacon Risotto
- Have some fish with my Gluten Free and Dairy Free Homemade Fish Finger Buns
- Have a vegetarian option with my Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cheese & Tomato Potato Bake
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Chicken Kofta Curry (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
For the koftas:
For the curry sauce:
To make the meatballs:
Preheat the oven to 180 oC and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or tinfoil
In a large bowl combine all the kofta ingredients
Shape into 12 koftas and place on the baking sheet
Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes
To make the sauce:
Place the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat
Add in the garlic, garam masala, turmeric and chilli flakes
Cook for a couple of minute
Stir in the onions and peppers and saute for 5 minutes
Pour in the chicken stock and chopped tomatoes
Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
Stir in the dairy free cream, chicken koftas and season to taste
Divide between four bowls and serve with rice