Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce

July 24, 2014 in What's New

For a popular purveyor of meatballs, the absence of Kofta is conspicuous. The meatballs of the Middle East and South Asian regions, Kofta recipes are copious, with a wide range of minced meat-and-spice combinations being balled. Thus, the question for us was not whether to bring in a Kofta, but—what kind?

Taking our cue from our customers’ current voraciousness for Indian food, we created Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce. We turned to a family-run, gourmet Indian food creator in Northern California. Their recipes and techniques, passionately cultivated over the years, traveled with them from India. Thus, the fare they craft is famously authentic. Take our Koftas. They start with high-quality lamb from New Zealand that is raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones. Finely ground, the meat is expertly seasoned with “Mother’s” garam masala recipe. This exotic mixture of warm spices includes coriander, cinnamon and cardamom. Further enhanced by the addition of ginger, curry and makrut lime, these meatballs promise a rich, jaunty mouthful. And that is before you add the Masala Sauce! Packaged separately, this tomato-based tikka sauce is made vibrant by a blend of coriander, cumin, chili, ginger, cinnamon, jalapeño, curry paste, turmeric, cilantro... Serve it as a dynamic dip or pour it over the Lamb Koftas. Either way—incredible.

Fully cooked, ready to heat and serve, Trader Joe’s Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce make tantalizing appetizers. Serve with strips of Uttapam and Chicken Tikka Samosas for an eclectic Indian snack spread. Layer the Koftas with Palak Paneer atop a piece of Garlic Naan for a very Indian Meatball Sandwich. Or, plate the Koftas with Vegetable Biryani and Channa Masala for a vibrant weeknight meal.

We’re selling each 12-ounce box of nine Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce for $4.99.

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Lamb, Water, Masala Sauce (Tomato Sauce [Tomato Puree {Water, Tomato Paste}, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Onion Powder, Natural Flavor], Water, Onions, Butter [Cream and Salt], Tomato Paste [Tomatoes], Ginger, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Sea Salt, Garlic, Tapioca Starch, Lentil Flour, Garam Masala [Spices], Evaporated Cane Syrup, Curry Paste [Lemon Grass, Garlic, Shallot, Salt, Galangal, Dried Red Chili, Coriander Seed, Kaffir Lime Peel, Cumin, Cinnamon, Mace, Turmeric, Cardamom], Paprika Oleoresin, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Gum [Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, and/or Carrageenan], Turmeric, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Fenugreek Powder, Cardamom Oleoresin), Soy Protein Concentrate, Cashew, Cilantro, Jalapeño, Sea Salt, Chicken Stock Concentrate (Water, Chicken Powder, Natural Flavors, Salt, Sugar, Yeast Extract), Paprika Oleoresin. CONTAINS: SOY, TREE NUTS (CASHEWS), MILK.

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Tags: Frozen, Indian, Meatballs