Kofta Handi Recipe

handi kofta step 1
Add onion, green chillies, salt, red pepper, white cumin, green coriander, mint leaves and poppy seeds to chicken mince, chop to fine mince.

handi kofta recipe step 2
Remove from chopper, shape round kofta balls and deep fry.

handi kofta step 3
Remove kofta from wok once they turn golden brown in color.

step by step handi kofta step 4
Heat oil in a clay handi, add onion paste and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

how to make handi kofta step 5
Add tomato paste, green chillies paste and ginger garlic paste and fry.

kofta handi step 6
Once you see a layer of oil, add remaining spices, red pepper, turmeric, white cumin, all spice powder, ground nutmeg and mace
and star anise and roast until you smell aroma of spices.

koftay ki handi step 7
Add meatballs, then add 1/2 cup water and roast for five minutes.

kofta handiya step 8
Add desired level of water and mix.

kofta handi ready
Delicious masala kofta handi is ready.
Serve hot.

kofte handi banane ka tarika

How to Make Kofta Handi Recipe (in English)


  • Chicken Mincemeat: 1/2 kg
  • Gram Flour: 2 tbsp
  • Onion: 1 piece
  • Green Chillies: 2 pcs
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Red Pepper Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • White Cumin: 1 tsp
  • Green Coriander: 2 tbsp
  • Mint Leaves: 2 tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Oil: for frying


  • Onion Paste: 1 cup
  • Tomato Paste: 1/4 cup
  • Green Chillies Paste: 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric: 1 tsp
  • Red Pepper Powder: 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
  • White Cumin: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tbsp
  • All Spice Powder: 1 tbsp
  • Nutmeg: 1/4 tsp
  • Mace: 1/4 tsp
  • Star Anise: 1 piece
  • Oil: 1/2 cup


Making Meatballs:
  1. Add onions, green chillies, salt, gram flour, ground red pepper, white cumin, green coriander, mint leaves, poppy seeds with
    minced chicken into a food chopper. Grind finely.
  2. Grind chicken mince until it becomes utter soft.
  3. Remove mince from chopper, make round meatballs and deep fry.
  4. Once they turn golden brown in color, remove from wok.

Making Handi:

  1. Heat 1/2 cup oil in clay handi, add onion paste and fry.
  2. Fry for 2-3 minutes and add ginger garlic paste, green chillies paste and tomato paste and fry again.
  3. Once spices are fried well and oil appears, add all remaining spices and roast well.
  4. Once spices release aroma, add meatballs and then 1/2 cup water. Roast for 5 more minutes.
  5. Now add water as much you want the gravy or if you want spiced meatballs, add 1/2 cup water, coriander leaves and julienne
    ginger and steam-cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  6. Delicious masala kofta handi is ready.

Beef or mutton mincemeat can also be used instead of chicken.
If you don't like more gravy, and want spiced handi, just add 1/2 cup water and cook on steam (dam).

We will learn how to make chicken kofta handi recipe in our step by step series. Usually, most of us make chicken handi recipe but let me tell you this time we will use chicken mince with a differently specified set of spices.

Those who do not like mutton or beef can fully make use of handi kofta recipe with delicious taste of white meat. I have mainly used gram flour, white cumin, coriander and mint and some spices more. Let's enjoy the recipe and experience the delish of chicken kofta.

By Seema  |   In Step By Step Recipes  |   17 Comments   |   64553 Views   |   06 Feb 2018
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  • neelam, khi
  • Jul 24, 2019

Kofta handi recipe is super delicious, especially with hot chapati! My family and I enjoyed this recipe last night and I can't believe I cooked it. Very grateful for the step by step recipe.

  • Nadia, karachi
  • Sep 07, 2018

Kofta handi is an amazing deal! The step by step recipe is very useful and i am currently using it to make this recipe. I just put it in dum. Hopefully it turns out delicious because it already smells nice!

  • Moiz, lahore
  • Sep 06, 2018

Looks a very delicious kofta handi and I am always willing to try out these kinds of new style foods. These foods make my family happy and they eat with passion and demand. I would love to make this now and serve to family.

  • Hooria, Karachi
  • Nov 13, 2017

nice recipe, I first expected the same old style recipe but pleasantly surprised to see a wonderful chicken kofta recipe with step by step pictures. It was really helpful to make me understand the recipe, the whole process and finally I must admit it's taste was superb. I forgot all other koftas ever eaten. I recommend everyone looking for kofta recipe, try this one even if you are making a beef kofta.

  • Shumaila, Dubai
  • Jul 04, 2017

This kofta hadi is really best for making it in large gatherings like family or friends get together. Keep on sharing such kind of recipes that can so easily be made.

  • fARHAT, Florida
  • Jun 29, 2017

kofta handi seems so tasty. I heard about this recipe and thought that I should try this at home. Now when I’ve the recipe and I am urge to make so there is no chance that I don’t try this.

  • Haniya, New jersey
  • Jun 19, 2017

It is a great pleasure when you so the recipe of your favorite food in front of you. Kofta handi is my hot favorite food so there are no chances that I won’t try this recipe

  • Mrs. Jamal, UAE
  • Jun 12, 2017

I am planning to invite my relatives on iftari for them I am searching for some new and so much delicious recipes. Your kofta handi feels like perfect dish for the event.

  • Haniya, New jersey
  • Jun 01, 2017

That was my dream to make a perfect kofta handi at-least once in my life. This recipe of yours has made my dream come to reality and now I am the master at making kofta handi.

  • Kajal, kanpur
  • May 24, 2017

Kofta Handi is really a very tasty recipe that must be tried by all of you here. I made it and believe me it was very delicious and outstanding dish to eat. Thank you…

  • Kashif, bombay
  • May 17, 2017

This site has the many users who follow it to make the many dishes by the easy way and there mentioned every recipe available with the clearly steps

  • rahima, karachi
  • Apr 27, 2017

love to have chicken kofta handi with my beloved wife. I was searching for it on restaurants and only found one place so i am going to try its recipe and enjoy with all family members.

  • Hooriya, Islamabad
  • Apr 20, 2017

amazing! I was looking for simple chicken kofta recipe and it's great to get it with handi , it must be superb in taste. I saw it's picture, it's gravy looks nice and rich. I have prepared before beef koftas but this would be the first experience to cook chicken koftas.

  • Salma, Karachi
  • Apr 18, 2017

Wow, it is a very nice dish in the main course. I would love to have it in my lunch and dinner menus. Thanks for sharing so many dishes that we even didn't know about and these are really pleasant surprises to us.

  • Khalida, Multan
  • Apr 05, 2017

It is very tasty, handi is already a very tasteful dish and i have been eating it for long time. I have looked into the recipe and ingredients for kofta are also very good ones, I hope once I make it, it will be liked by all of my family members.

  • Kashish, Sukkur
  • Mar 31, 2017

kofta handi looks very delicious, i have been searching for these kinds of recipes always which turn the traditional foods into bit special ones. I like its appearance and I will try its taste and see how is it.

  • Rubina, Karachi
  • Mar 29, 2017

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