Malai Kofta | How to make Malai Kofta

By Aayushi Manish  |  23rd Sep 2016  |  
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About Malai Kofta Recipe

A popular North Indian vegetarian dish consisting of paneer balls afloat in a creamy gravy. It’s a main course of Indian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of mashed paneer with spices. Malai means cream and kofta are fried dumpling balls. Usually they are made up of mashed potatoes, with or without paneer. To prepare this malai kofta recipe the koftas are made with potatoes and paneer, these melt in the mouth koftas are soaked in a creamy, sweet and mildly spiced curry.

Malai Kofta is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Malai Kofta by Aayushi Manish has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Malai Kofta at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Malai Kofta takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 45 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Malai Kofta is a good option for you. The flavour of Malai Kofta is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Malai Kofta on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Malai Kofta recipe on the page below.

Malai Kofta

Ingredients to make Malai Kofta

  • paneer 250 gm
  • Potatoes 2 boiled and mashed
  • salt to taste
  • Garam masala 1/4 tsp
  • Corn flour 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Refined flour 1 tbsp
  • onion finely chopped 1 small
  • Green chilli finely chopped 1
  • ginger grated 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Green coriander leaves 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Cashewnut pieces 1 tbsp
  • oil for frying
  • raisins 10-12
  • Additional refined flour 2 tbsp (for rolling)
  • For the gravy :
  • butter 150 gm
  • tomato, blanched, deseeded and pureed 500 gms
  • salt to taste
  • Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream 100 gm
  • cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Kasoori methi powder 1 tsp
  • sugar 1 tsp (Optional)
  • water as required for the gravy

How to make Malai Kofta

  1. In a bowl add all the ingredients, mentioned above for the koftas except oil, cashew nuts and raisins. Mix and make equal size balls. In these balls, stuff cashew nuts and raisins. Close properly.
  2. Sprinkle more flour on a plate. After making balls of the entire mixture, roll in the additional flour. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, deep fry 3 or 4 balls at a time until they are a golden brown. Keep aside on an absorbent paper. In another pan add half quantity of butter and add 1 tsp of oil to prevent the burning of butter.
  4. Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, sugar, kashmiri chilli powder, kasoori methi powder, cumin powder and cook for 5-6 minutes. Add water and salt to adjust the gravy consistency.
  5. Once it started boiling, add the rest of the butter and simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes. Add fried koftas so that koftas in a gravy. Turn off the heat, add cream stir carefully and serve with rice/naan.

My Tip:

While adding salt in the gravy always be careful as we added salt in koftas too. Adjust spices as per own taste. Stuffing of nuts are optional. If serving malai kofta later, you can just prepare the gravy and add koftas while serving. These koftas are really soft, so if you add them before and serve them later, they will break. Add only if ready to serve immediately.

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