Malai Kofta | How to make Malai Kofta

By Rashmi Krishna  |  2nd Dec 2015  |  
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About Malai Kofta Recipe

This is one of the dishes I prefer to make at dinners when we have guests who are vegetarians as they mostly prefer paneer.

Malai Kofta

Ingredients to make Malai Kofta

  • paneer- 150 grams (I used home made)
  • tomatoes- 3 (Chopped)
  • cashewnuts- 1/2 cup
  • melon seeds - 1/4 cup
  • Poshto/poppy seeds - 1 tsp (optional)
  • ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Green cardamoms- 2
  • red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil 1 tbsp
  • yogurt 1/4 cup
  • flour/maida 2 tsp
  • Fresh cream 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

How to make Malai Kofta

  1. Pressure cook the tomatoes with cashew nuts, melon seeds, poppy seeds, ginger, green cardamoms, red chilli powder, salt and 1 tbsp oil. (1 whistle is enough)
  2. When the mixture cools down, grind it in a blender. Add in the curd and mix it well. Keep it aside.
  3. Mash the paneer in a bowl. Add in green cardamom powder, salt, flour and mix well. Take small portions and shape them into koftas.
  4. In a kadhai, heat sufficient oil and deep fry the koftas. Place them on tissue papers to drain the excess oil.
  5. Strain the mixture and transfer it in a pan, bring the mixture to a boil and add in the garam masala along with the cream.
  6. In a serving bowl add the deep fried koftas, (I sprinkle some chat masala and then pour the gravy on top.) Garnish with some more cream before serving.
  7. Finally garnish with some fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.

My Tip:

Homemade paneer is always better and its texture is best suited for this dish. I sometimes add bread crumbs to koftas as well.

Reviews for Malai Kofta (48)

Shubhalaxmi Chavana year ago

Can I add boiled potatoes for binding.
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Neha Kapur
a year ago
its upto ur own taste

Simmi Raj2 years ago

nice
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Madhuri Jain2 years ago

Tempting
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Adv Rajni Gupta2 years ago

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Kavita Babnani2 years ago

very nice
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Mitlesh Gupta2 years ago

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Kamini Pawar2 years ago

Delicious :ok_hand::ok_hand:
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Arun 089291117772 years ago

Yummy...
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Reetu Jain2 years ago

:ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:
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Parul Panwar2 years ago

Yummmmmyyyyy
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Arun 08929111777
2 years ago
hmm

Chahna Chhetri3 years ago

So yummy
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Arun 08929111777
2 years ago
hmmm

Deepa Wadhwani3 years ago

V v V nice
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Anuradha Goyal3 years ago

Yammi
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Premlata Vyas3 years ago

V nice
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Rajni Saluja3 years ago

Soperb
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Arun 08929111777
2 years ago
yup...

Bhaswati Chakroborty3 years ago

Very nice dish.
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Dipika Medhi3 years ago

Very tasty.....:grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning:
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Jyôtî Awasthi3 years ago

Very good
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chandni lokwani3 years ago

Agar kharbuje ke beej na mile to
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Minakshi Ahuja3 years ago

Very nice
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Arun 08929111777
2 years ago
hmm

Ankita Verma3 years ago

Wow...will try
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Khyati Jain3 years ago

Tried it wid sum modifications..cme out rely well.ty
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Neetu Mulchandani3 years ago

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Ritu Gaur Sharma3 years ago

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Renu Sehgal3 years ago

I used to stuff some dry fruit in koftas .
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Aren Aier Singh3 years ago

pressure cook the tomatoes, cashew etc in oil??? no water??
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Menka Ramani3 years ago

you haven't used mashed potatoes. ..?
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Babita pattanaik3 years ago

yummy yummy:blush:
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Deepti Jain3 years ago

seems yummy will try soon
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Renu Kapoor3 years ago

seems yummy
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Gulerana Kareem3 years ago

very nice
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Zeenat Sultana3 years ago

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Mita Agarwal3 years ago

very nice
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Anuradha Maitra3 years ago

Don't we need to cook the mixture at all?
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Ankit Kumar Gupta3 years ago

nice
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Veena Kaul3 years ago

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Zaiba Hidayath Zaiba Hidayath3 years ago

yummy
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Beena Sharma3 years ago

yummy
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Renu Kanwar3 years ago

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neetu tiwari3 years ago

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Aruna Puri3 years ago

yummy dish
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shruti chandak3 years ago

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Jaya Bachhuka Waskar3 years ago

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Meenal Singh3 years ago

very easy n low fat calories if u make koftas in appa pan or airfryer so that calories are too much drop
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Ritu Sharda3 years ago

So easy to make
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Deviyani Srivastava4 years ago

Looks so good!
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Meena Parmar4 years ago

good
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farzana sayed4 years ago

wao wil definitely try dis
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