Aloo Ke Kofte Recipe

Aloo Ke Kofte Recipe

60 Mins
6-7 People
20 Mins



One of my fondest memories from childhood revolves around the kitchen, where I watched my grandmother craft her signature dish, Aloo Ke Kofte. I vividly remember the tantalizing aroma that filled the air as she carefully shaped the potato mixture into perfect balls, each one bursting with flavor. It was during one lazy afternoon that I decided to join her in the kitchen, eager to learn the secrets behind this delectable recipe. Little did I know that this simple act would spark a lifelong love for cooking and a deep appreciation for the magic of homemade meals. Let me take you on a journey through the heartwarming flavors of Aloo Ke Kofte.




Recipe of Aloo Kofta Curry


Portion Servings: 6-7 pax
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 60 mins





For Aloo Kofta:

  • 6 Medium Sized Potatoes
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Roasted Jeera Powder
  • ½ Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 4 Tbsp Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflour


  • 1 Tbsp Fried Cashew
  • 1 Tbsp Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Green Chilli
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Stems Chopped
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Roasted Jeera Powder
  • ½ Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Coriander
  • 100 Gms Paneer

For Curry:

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Cashew
  • 3 Diced Tomatoes
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 4-5 Pcs Kashmiri Lal Mirch
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Pc Black Cardamom
  • 4 Pcs Green Cardamom
  • ½ Tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 4 Pcs Bayleaf
  • 1 Pc Mace
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Pcs Cloves
  • 3 Chopped Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Curd
  • 1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Water As Required
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cream





Aloo Kofta Preparation:

  1. Prepare the Stuffing: In a bowl, combine chopped fried cashew nuts, raisins, ginger, green chilli, coriander stems, salt, roasted cumin powder, and red chilli powder. Mix well to create a flavorful stuffing.

  2. Make the Potato Mixture: Grate boiled potatoes onto a plate. Add salt, roasted cumin powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala, bread crumbs, and corn flour. Gently mix the ingredients until well combined.

  3. Form Kofta Balls: Take a portion of the potato mixture and flatten it on your palm. Make a hollow in the centre and place a spoonful of the prepared stuffing. Carefully seal the edges to form a ball. Repeat this process to make all the kofta balls.

  4. Fry the Koftas: Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the prepared kofta balls and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove from oil and set aside.



Aloo Kofta Curry:

  1. Prepare the Cashew-Tomato Paste: In a pan, heat some oil. Add cashew nuts and sauté until they turn light golden brown. Remove some cashews and set them aside for garnishing later. To the same pan, add tomatoes and dry red chilies. Sauté until the tomatoes soften. Season with salt and sauté for a minute. Transfer this mixture to a blender and blend into a fine paste by adding some water.

  2. Temper the Spices: In the same pan, heat oil. Add black cardamom, green cardamom, black peppercorns, bay leaf, mace, cinnamon, and cloves. Let them splutter and release their aroma.

  3. Saute Onions and Spices: Add chopped onions to the pan and sauté until they turn light golden brown. Then add ginger-garlic paste and some water. Sauté until the raw smell disappears.

  4. Add Spice Powders: Now, add salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder. Cook the spices until they are aromatic.

  5. Incorporate Yogurt and Tomato Paste: Stir in the curd and cook until it releases oil. Then, add the tomato-cashew paste prepared earlier. Cook for a minute to blend the flavours.

  6. Adjust Consistency and Seasoning: Add water to adjust the consistency of the curry. Season with salt and add kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) for a subtle flavour. Finally, add fresh cream to enhance the richness of the curry.

  7. Combine with Koftas: Add the fried aloo koftas to the curry and gently stir to coat them with the flavorful gravy.

  8. Garnish and Serve: Garnish the aloo kofta curry with chopped coriander leaves and the reserved fried cashews. Serve hot with your choice of bread.




About the Recipe


Aloo Ke Kofte is a classic Indian dish where mashed potatoes are mixed with aromatic spices, shaped into balls, and then fried until golden brown. These crispy potato balls are then simmered in a rich and flavorful tomato-based gravy, resulting in a dish that is both comforting and satisfying. Each bite is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, making it a favorite among both children and adults alike. Whether served with steamed rice or hot rotis, Aloo Ke Kofte is sure to elevate any meal with its irresistible taste.



Cooking Tips


  1. Choose the Right Potatoes: Opt for starchy potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold for the perfect texture in your koftas.
  2. Balancing Spices: Adjust the amount of spices according to your preference to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.
  3. Frying Technique: Ensure that the oil is hot enough before frying the koftas to prevent them from absorbing too much oil.
  4. Gravy Consistency: Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding more water if it becomes too thick or simmering it longer to thicken it.
  5. Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves or kasuri methi on top before serving for a burst of freshness.



Pairing Guide


  • Steamed Rice: Serve Aloo Ke Kofte with hot steamed rice for a comforting and satisfying meal.
  • Roti or Naan: Pair the koftas with soft and fluffy rotis or naan bread for a delicious combination.
  • Raita: Accompany the dish with a cooling raita made with yogurt, cucumber, and spices to balance the flavors.




Frequently Asked Questions about Aloo Ke Kofte


  1. Can I make Aloo Ke Kofte ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the koftas ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Fry them just before serving to retain their crispiness.
  2. How do I prevent the koftas from breaking while frying?
    • Ensure that the potato mixture is well-cooked and properly mashed. Adding a binding agent like cornflour or bread crumbs can also help prevent the koftas from breaking.
  3. Can I bake the koftas instead of frying them?
    • Yes, you can bake the koftas in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. However, frying them will yield a crispier texture.
  4. Can I make Aloo Ke Kofte without onions and garlic?
    • Yes, you can skip onions and garlic if you prefer or if you have dietary restrictions. Simply adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  5. Can I freeze Aloo Ke Kofte?
    • Yes, you can freeze the cooked koftas in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Thaw them in the refrigerator before reheating.
  6. What can I use as a substitute for tomatoes in the gravy?
    • You can use canned tomato puree or fresh tomato puree as a substitute for fresh tomatoes in the gravy.
  7. Can I add vegetables to the potato mixture for extra flavor?
    • Yes, you can add grated carrots, peas, or finely chopped spinach to the potato mixture for added nutrition and flavor.
  8. How do I reheat leftover Aloo Ke Kofte?
    • Reheat the koftas in a microwave or oven until heated through. You can also warm the gravy separately and pour it over the koftas.
  9. Is Aloo Ke Kofte a spicy dish?
    • The level of spiciness can be adjusted according to your taste preferences. You can increase or decrease the amount of green chilies or red chili powder accordingly.
  10. Can I make the gravy ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the gravy ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat before serving and add the koftas just before serving for the best results.