Kofta Chalao as Served at Nora Restaurant and Bar in Dallas, Texas as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode 2802.
Recipe courtesy of Nora Restaurant and Bar

Kofta Chalao

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings





  1. For the kofta: Mix together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, coriander, cumin, garlic, onions, cilantro and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 1-ounce balls.
  2. For the sauce: Heat the oil in a pot. Fry the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and 2 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in the tomato paste, split peas, coriander, paprika, turmeric, dried plums, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and some salt and black pepper. Add the kofta, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with the basmati rice.