Ramadan begins on 2nd April and we’ve got a cracking curry to break your fast. Our beef kofta curry is packed full of fragrant flavours (including chilli, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamon and mint – phew!). It’s also Free when you’re following the Slimming World plan, so you can easily enjoy a delicious Ramadan and stick to your weight loss plans.
That’s the genius of Food Optimising – all your favourites are on the menu, so you never feel like you’re missing out. There are more than 150 curry creations on the Slimming World member website – including tikka masala, madras, rogan josh and more – to help you spice up your life and curry on slimming through every occasion!
Beef kofta curry recipe
ready in 35 minutes
freezer-friendly, without the yogurt
What you need:
750g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp mild or medium chilli powder, plus an extra pinch to serve
low-calorie cooking spray*
500ml carton passata with onions and garlic
1 tsp ground cardamom seeds
2 tbsp medium curry powder**
fat-free natural yogurt, lightly whisked, to serve
fresh mint leaves, to serve
What you do:
1. Put the mince in a bowl with the ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, cinnamon and chilli powder and season lightly. Using your hands, mix until everything’s well combined and roll into 40 walnut-size balls.
2. Spray a large non-stick frying pan (use one you can put some kind of a lid on as you’ll need to cover it later) with low-calorie cooking spray and place it over a medium heat. Add the meatballs and fry in batches for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned then transfer to a plate.
3. Pour the passata into the pan, add the cardamom seeds and curry powder and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, season lightly and return the meatballs to the sauce. Cover and cook gently for 15 minutes, turning the meatballs occasionally.
4. Divide the meatballs and sauce between 4 bowls, drizzle over the yogurt, sprinkle over the mint and extra chilli powder and serve hot with plain boiled rice (we cooked ours with a little turmeric).
MORE FOR MEMBERS: You’ll find a comforting collection of curry recipes on our member-only website, including:
*Some brands of low-calorie cooking spray may contain alcohol, so check the label first. Alternatively, it can be replaced with 1 level tsp olive oil (2 Syns).
**Watch out for spice/seasoning blends that have added ingredients (like sugar, oil or starch). To protect your weight loss, count ½ Syn per level tsp/1½ Syns per level tbsp.