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Kofta Curry is a delicious dish that is a specialty of Northern India. These fried coconut koftas can even be served as an appetizer for parties. Sweetness of the coconut, tanginess of the tomato & the spicy masala all go very well together here.

These coconut balls can be fried or baked or pan fried before adding it to the gravy. The taste of these koftas completely different from other koftas.





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About Recipe

Kobbari koora, Thengai Kuzhambu, Narkel torkari

How to make Coconut Kofta Curry

(8 ratings)
16 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
30 mins
Coconut Kofta Curry
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Coconut
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : October 29, 2018

Ingredients used in Coconut Kofta Curry
• Coconut (grated ) - 1 cup.
• Shahi jeera - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Onions - 1 number.
• Salt - to taste.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tea spoon.
• Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Tomato puree - 1/2 cup.
• Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Chilli powder - 1 tablespoons.
• Coconut powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Besan - 2 tablespoons.
• Oil for deep fry - as required.
• Coconut milk - 1/4 cup.
• Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch.
  • For making gravy heat oil in a pan add shahi jeera, chopped onions, salt saute it till the onions are slightly brown color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, cook it till raw flavor is gone. Add tomato puree, chilli powder, coriander powder, coconut powder let it cook for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  • In a mixing bowl add grated coconut, chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder for binding add besan.
  • Mix it well and make it into a koftas.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the koftas till it get brown color.
  • Add ½ glass of water to gravy and boil it for 2 minutes then add coconut milk.
  • Then add fried koftas and boil for a few more minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves Serve this with Rice, roti or chapati.

Cooking with images Naral Rassa , Coconut rasdar, Thengini kai saaru






 Kofta Curry is a delicious dish that is a specialty of Northern India. Coconut Kofta Curry, commonly known as Nariyal ke kofte in Hindi is a very delicious and appetizing dish which is a speciality delicacy from North Indian cuisine. The coconut balls are fried/ baked or pan fried before adding into the yummy gravy. The fried coconut koftas can also be served as an appetizer or starter for parties. The taste of the coconut kofta curry is exceptionally unique from other kofta gravies.


The sweetness from the coconut, tanginess from tomato and spices together blends well and delights your taste buds. The nariyal ka koftas tastes extremely exotic as it brings together an awesome sweet and nutty flavor combining freshly grated coconut and dry coconut cooked in coconut milk and spices. This makes the dish truly divine to taste, exceptionally flavorful and alluring to eat. Coconut is a wonder and natual food from the state of Kerala. It is considered as a sacred fruit and holds a very high place in all religious ceremonies. Apart from this, coconut is extensively used in most dishes in southern India and is the considered the perfect diet as it contains all essential nutrients needed by human body.

Recipe: Nariyal ke Kofte – Coconut Kofta Curry


  1. Oil                                                        -       2 tsp
  2. Shahi jeera                                        -       1 tsp
  3. Onions, finely chopped                 -       1 no
  4. Salt                                                      -       to taste
  5. Ginger garlic paste                         -       2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder                            -       1 tsp
  7. Tomato puree                                  -       ½ cup
  8. Chilli powder                                  -       1 tsp
  9. Coriander powder                          -       2 tsp
  10. Coconut powder (dry)                   -       1 tsp
  11. Grated coconut (without skin)   -       ½ cup
  12. Chickpea flour (besan)                 -       2 tbsp
  13. Coconut milk                                   -       ¼ cup
  14. Coriander leaves, chopped          -       1 bunch


  1. For the gravy: Heat oil in a pan and when it gets hot, add shahi jeera, onions, salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, tomato puree, chilli powder, coriander powder, coconut powder dry and mix thoroughly. Let it cook for 5 minutes over slow flame.
  2. For the koftas: In a bowl, add grated coconut (without skin), chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric and mix.
  3. For binding, add besan flour and mix well. Add little water and mix. Make oval shape koftas and keep aside.
  4. Check the gravy and when it becomes thick, add little water and allow boiling.
  5. Deep fry the koftas in hot oil until golden brown, remove and keep aside.
  6. Add coconut milk in the gravy mixture and mix.
  7. Add koftas just before serving and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Coconut is an integral part of the Kerala culture. They also feature in the local cuisine of the state with their mouth-watering delicacies prepared using coconuts. Many of the recipes are prepared in coconut oil. Some use the milk of the fruit and others use the flesh of the fruit. Coconut in Kerala is used in various forms. Some of the well-known dishes are coconut chutney or freshly ground coconut is added to a variety of veg and non-vegetarian dishes.


Exotic seafood delicacies like fish moilee, coconut crusted jumbo prawns etc are prepared either in coconut milk or added with grated coconut meat. Coconut meat is a super food and is labeled as the king of foods in some parts of the world because it provides optimal nutrition, promotes, sustains and restores health. Coconut meat from mature coconuts is white, much harder and has a slightly sweet and nutty taste. As the coconut matures, the meat’s fibre and oil increase as well.


This level of fibre and oil give the mature meat a healthy probiotic quality that is beneficial for the digestive system. It helps to feed the good bacteria in the intestines and is a powerful germ fighter. Coconut meat is high in fiber, rich in proteins. Coconut meat contains lauric acid, which helps fight bacteria from intestinal parasites and wards off countless infections ranging from HIV to the common cold. Do try this recipe and acquire authentic taste of coconut cooked with an amazing twist in taste.


Kofta is a very popular savory dish from the north Indian cuisine, rich in taste and aroma, often made during festivity, celebrations or special occasion. There are a variety of kofta gravies that one can prepare. Kofta is actually a Middle Eastern, South Asian and Balkan dish often prepared with meatball or meatloaf. It is the simplest form of meat which is minced or ground meat. I love preparing yummy and delicious recipes with a variation. I also feel delighted sharing this recipe so that you would also be inspired in making this exotic and yummy kofta recipe and surprise your family and friends with joy. If at all I have not mentioned any of your favorite recipes then you could always click on at: My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s) You could always reach me at my below links:


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Mrs.Vahchef Posted on Thu Feb 27 2014

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TameTusker Silly Posted on Fri Feb 28 2014

That is one nice recipe thanks a ton!?

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metrolady72 Posted on Fri Feb 28 2014

i have to try this tonight God willing?

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Max Landsborough Posted on Fri Feb 28 2014

R u some kind of relation to vahchef or just colleagues in the same studio?

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sashidhar vijetha Posted on Sat Mar 01 2014

Hello Mrs vachchef,Your show is really good.Just imitating your husband sanjay.Good to have a start with chutneys ;-) all the very bestcheers,vijetha?

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MrQuagmire26 Posted on Sat Mar 01 2014

ooh it looks like mrs Vah chef is a talented cook as well. Looks tasty!. ?

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Siddiqa Shuborna Posted on Sun Mar 02 2014

Mrs vahchef u smile like dipika :o :p ?

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shintaishi1 Posted on Sun Mar 02 2014

The soup is so watery. Plus I don't like it with your nails are long it look untidy?

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globalcitizenn Posted on Mon Mar 03 2014

Mrs.Vahchef is very cute! And a Natural talent! Coconut Kofta curry sounds very interesting!?

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SINDHU MENON Posted on Mon Mar 03 2014

Wow u look like cute.?

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Priya Posted on Fri Mar 14 2014

You are smiling throughout the video .. Nice and cute :)?

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shintaishi1 Posted on Mon Mar 24 2014

@max I never said I don't like the soup Cus it's watery, I said it dont like her soup Cus with her nails long. Cooking with long nails are nasty and dirty. ?

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