Definition of kofta in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒftə/
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊftə/

noun (plural same or koftas)

(In Middle Eastern and Indian cooking) a savoury ball made with minced meat, paneer, or vegetables.
Example sentences
  • 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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