Definition of kofta in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôftə/

noun (plural same or koftas)

(In Middle Eastern and Indian cooking) a spiced meatball.
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, literally 'pounded meat'.

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Syllabification: kof·ta

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