I dint do much of any tweaks to her recipe. The only ticker is that it takes a bit of your time and laborious. Highlight - I loved the part of hiding raisins into the kofta, I stuffed in some of them for me, and left the rest plain for my hubby as he felt it was too sweet for him. I had some koftas left out and it served as a great snack too!! Wowwww two recipies - a snack and a rich gravy!!