Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy | How to make Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy

By Neelima Katti  |  28th Jan 2016  |  
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Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravyby Neelima Katti
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About Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy Recipe

These koftas have been inspired from Sanjeev Kapoor's website. They taste heavenly when paired with this coconut gravy.

Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy

Ingredients to make Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy

  • Ingredients for gravy
  • Bay leaf/ tej patta 1
  • onion (thinly sliced or finely chopped) 1 large sized
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh coconut(grated) 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Charmagaz (melon seeds) 2 tablespoon
  • turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek), crushed 1 teaspoon
  • For the kofta:
  • Paneer/ cottage cheese( finely grated)- 100gm
  • Fresh corriander (finely chopped) 1 to 2 tablespoon
  • potatoes (boiled and mashed) 1 medium sized
  • raisins 2 tablespoon
  • onion (finely chopped) 1
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
  • chilly powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • cumin/Jeera powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dry corriander/ dhaniya powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander (finely chopped) 1 to 2 tablespoon
  • Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon
  • oil 2 to 3 tablespoons

How to make Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy

  1. In a bowl, take the grated cheese and mashed potatoes, add the chopped onion, raisins and all the other spices.
  2. Add the chopped coriander at last, mix thoroughly and make small balls out of this mixture.
  3. Either deep fry them or air fry them at 180 degree Cesius for 15 minutes. Keep checking in between, if they have browned sufficiently. When done, take them out and keep separately.
  4. For the gravy, heat oil in a pan, add tej patta/ bay leaf. Add sliced onions, ginger garlic paste and fry till they are brown in colour.
  5. Add finely chopped tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves from the sides. Add all the spices, turmeric, chilly powder, salt and kasoori methi.
  6. Make a fine paste of the fresh coconut and melon seeds with some water and add it to the pan. Let the gravy cook well. Add sufficient water to adjust the consistency.
  7. Then add garam masala and turn off the flame.
  8. Pour the hot gravy over the koftas just before serving as the soft koftas might break up when left inside the gravy for long.
  9. Enjoy with parathas or rotis.

Reviews for Paneer Kofta in Coconut Gravy (17)

Neeta Nagpal2 years ago

Hmmmm yummy

sushma mohol2 years ago


Babita Mishra2 years ago

Maine Banaya aap bhi try kariye Mere aap ko Kafi acha lage ga

Shashikant Mahadik Mahadik3 years ago

बहुत बढिया

Sandhya Yadav3 years ago


Ishita vikas Kapoor3 years ago

Nice recipe n thnx for sharing.

harshitha k3 years ago


Richa Dave4 years ago


sarika Agarwal4 years ago


Vasuda Bhaskar4 years ago

how much coconut.

Teena Sood4 years ago

v yummy

Mokshada Vijay4 years ago


Mamta Kumari4 years ago


Anushree Ghosh4 years ago

it looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Gauri Prabhu4 years ago


khadeeja fatima4 years ago

nice and easy recipe i' ll try it

Runa Sinha4 years ago

wow looks good and yummy