Aloo Bukhara Kofta

Recipe: Aloo Bukhara Kofta

Summary: A very interesting and delicious recipe made from Apricots(आलू बुखारा).


  • Apricots (aloobukhara), soaked and stoned 8
  • Potatoes, boiled and grated 3
  • A pinch Green cardamom powder
  • Corn flour + for dusting 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind 2 tbsp
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For Gravy:
  • Oil 2-3 tbsp
  • Onions, finely sliced 2
  • Tomatoes, roughly chopped 3
  • Cashewnuts 10-12
  • Ginger-Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cream + for garnishing ½ cup
  • A pinch Garam masala powder
  • Fresh coriander leaf for garnishing
  • A pinch Green cardamom powder

Apricot KoftaInstructions

  1. Mix together potatoes, green cardamom powder, corn flour and salt in a bowl. Stuff each aloobukhara with ¼ tbsp tamarind.
  2. Divide the potato mixture into 8 balls.
  3. Dust each ball with corn flour and shape it like a katori. Stuff each katori with the aloobukhara. Seal the edges and shape it like a kofta.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in non stick pan.
  5. Deep fry the koftas in hot oil till golden. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. For the gravy, heat oil in apan. Add the onions and sauté till golden. Add the tomatoes and sauté.
  7. Add cashewnuts, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and sauté. Add salt and mix well.
  8. Transfer this mixture into a mixer jar and grind into a paste using water as required.
  9. Transfer this gravy into a pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add cream, garam masala powder, cardamom powder and mix well.
  10. Transfer the koftas in a serving bowl and pour the gravy over them.
  11. Garnish with some cream and serve hot.

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