Meat balls or Koftas cooked in rich creamy almond gravy are a delicacy in the north. I had been hesitating to make koftas for a long time as it requires deep frying, but thanks to the air fryer I could at least do away with the guilt of frying. Having said that the kofta curry is still rich due to the added cream. However, it is a perfect dish for a special occassion or when hosting guests.
I remember during our childhood days, we used to often have guests at home. Most of them were my Dad’s colleagues and their families. Dad used to invite his colleagues who were travelling for work for dinner. There were also other special occasions such as Farewell dinners which were especially grand. Most of these dinners used to be at home. Shahi Kofta is one of those recipes which mom used to make on such occassions.
Nowadays eating out is preferred to inviting people home. For many people their hectic life-style allows no time to cook a normal meal, forget trying out the more complex dishes from their parent’s kitchen. Still, I believe a home cooked meal is an expression of love and we should definitely make time for it.