Pakistani Meatballs with Gravy (Koftay) Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
<br>- 2 onions, thinly sliced, divided
<br>- 1 teaspoon chili powder
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
<br>- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
<br>- 1 cup yogurt
<br>- 1/2 cup dry lentils
<br>- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
<br>- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
<br>- 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seed
<br>- 2 1/2 cups water
<br>- crushed red pepper to taste
<br>- salt to taste
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a medium bowl, mix lean ground beef, half of the onions, chili powder, black pepper, cloves, cumin and cardamom. Shape the mixture into approximately six 2 inch meatballs.
<br>step 2: In a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the remaining onion in the vegetable oil until tender. Mix in the yogurt, lentils, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander seed, water, red pepper and salt. Place the meatballs into the mixture. Reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes, until meatballs are evenly browned and lentils are tender.
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Ingredients
- 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 onions, thinly sliced, divided
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup dry lentils
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seed
- 2 1/2 cups water
- crushed red pepper to taste
- salt to taste

Directions
step 1: In a medium bowl, mix lean ground beef, half of the onions, chili powder, black pepper, cloves, cumin and cardamom. Shape the mixture into approximately six 2 inch meatballs.
step 2: In a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the remaining onion in the vegetable oil until tender. Mix in the yogurt, lentils, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander seed, water, red pepper and salt. Place the meatballs into the mixture. Reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes, until meatballs are evenly browned and lentils are tender.

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