Chicken Malai Kofta | How to make Chicken Malai Kofta

By Poulomi Ghosh  |  28th May 2017  |  
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About Chicken Malai Kofta Recipe

If you want some different , from the regular chicken curries then this dish is going to drool !! you must try this recipe, It will surely impress your loved ones. :)

Chicken Malai Kofta, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Chicken Malai Kofta is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Poulomi Ghosh. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Chicken Malai Kofta is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Chicken Malai Kofta recipe by Poulomi Ghosh. Chicken Malai Kofta can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Chicken Malai Kofta just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Chicken Malai Kofta can serve 7 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Chicken Malai Kofta.

Chicken Malai Kofta

Ingredients to make Chicken Malai Kofta

  • chicken Minced– 300 gm
  • Chese – 2 slices, grated
  • onion- 1 piece (roughly chopped)
  • garlic – 4 cloves (roughly chopped)
  • pepper powder- 1 tsp
  • green chillies- 3 pieces (roughly chopped)
  • cornflour – 4 tbsp ( you can add more if required to make the kofta balls)
  • salt- as per taste
  • sugar- 2 tsp
  • coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  • oil– for deep frying (if you wish you can sauté it as well)
  • For the gravy:-
  • ghee- 2.5 tbsp
  • oil- 2 tbsp
  • garlic- 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • ginger- 1 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala– Cinnamon stick (1/2 inch), Green cardamoms (2 pieces), cloves (2 pieces), Bay leaf (1 leaf)
  • tomatoes- 2 medium sized (sliced)
  • onion – 2 big sized (sliced)
  • coconut milk- 1 cup (60 ml)
  • cashew & Melon seed paste- 2 tbsp
  • salt- as per taste
  • turmeric powder- 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder- 2 tsp
  • sugar- 2 tsp
  • nutmeg powder- 1/4 tsp

How to make Chicken Malai Kofta

  1. To make the kofta, take a pan, add 3 cups of water and 2 tsp of salt to it. Let this come to a boil.
  2. Next, add the minced chicken and cover it with a lid. Let it boil for another 7-8 mins. Then drain the water.
  3. Now take a large bowl, add all the ingredients of the kofta, except the oil. Make a semi-smooth dough (which has very little chunks) then make round shaped balls out of it. Keep this in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2-3 hours
  4. Take a kadhai, add oil to heat. Now add these balls into the hot oil and fry till they are golden brown in colour. Keep it aside.
  5. To prepare the gravy, take a pan and add oil to heat. Then add the sliced onion and fry till it gets a nice golden colour. Keep it aside. Make a smooth paste of this by adding a little warm water.
  6. In an another pan, add ginger, garlic, tomato, cashew and melon seeds with water. Bring it boil and make a smooth paste out of it.
  7. Now take a pan, add in ghee and oil to heat, then add the whole garam masala to develop a nice aroma.
  8. Add the ginger, garlic and tomato paste, stir it nicely. Then add the fried onion paste and keep stirring.
  9. Next add the dry powder masalas, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Once the oil gets separated, add the cashew and melon seed paste, stir it gently.
  10. Add the sugar and salt along with the coconut milk and nutmeg powder. If the gravy gets too thick, pour in some water (or you can skip it). Let it boil for 3-4 mins and turn off the flame.
  11. Pour the gravy over the kofta and serve it. You can also add some fresh cream on top of it.

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