Definition of kofta in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒftə
, ˈkəʊftə

noun (plural same or koftas)

  • (In Middle Eastern and Indian cookery) a savoury ball made with minced meat, paneer, or vegetables.
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    • To make the kofta roast the coriander and cumin seeds in a fry pan on the stove and then grind in a mortar and pestle.
    • I discovered koftas, those wonderful little meatballs swimming in curry sauce.
    • We tried vegetable and lamb koftas and were not disappointed.


from Urdu and Persian koftah 'pounded meat'.

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