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Malai Kofta

ChefVenkatesh Sharma
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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A rich cashew nut and cream curry with deep fried vegetable balls.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. potatoes 400 gm
  2. paneer 200 gm
  3. Khoya 100 gm
  4. butter 30 gm
  5. cumin seeds 5 gm
  6. ginger 15 gm
  7. Green chillies 15 gm
  8. coriander 50 gm
  9. salt to taste
  10. cornflour to bind
  11. Cashewnut and melon seed paste 100 gm
  12. cream 60 ml
  13. oil to fry
  14. Whole garam masala 10 gm
  15. onions 20 gm
  16. Ginger-Garlic paste 50 gm
  17. Red chilli powder 10 gm
  18. coriander powder 5 gm
  19. Chopped dry fruits 20 gm
  20. elaichi powder 1 pinch
  21. Kasoori methi a pinch


  1. Boil, peel and grate the potatoes, then add the mashed paneer in it.
  2. Next add in the khoya, chopped chilli and coriander, then add in the elaichi powder and salt. Next, add in the chopped dry fruits, cornflour and mix it well to make small balls.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls.
  4. Now in another pan, heat oil and add in the cumin and whole garam masala. Let it crackle, then add in the chopped onion and saute till it becomes golden brown in colour.
  5. Now add in the ginger-garlic paste and saute for another 2 minutes. Then add in the red chilli powder, coriander powder, cashew nuts and melon seed paste.
  6. Next, add in the elaichi powder, salt, a little bit of water and let it cook till the gravy leaves the oil.
  7. Now add in the cream and mix it well. At last, add in the fried kofta balls, then add in the kasoori methi .
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve it hot with naan or roti.

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Mousumi Das
Mousumi Das   Sep-10-2017

Love the koftas..

Shiva Pande
Shiva Pande   Nov-16-2016

Looks absolutely stunning!

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