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Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta Recipe

Abhijit Dey
Malai kofta is a traditional Indian dish. In this recipe, we serve paneer and potato balls with smooth and creamy gravy made with tomato, fresh cream, and cashew paste...
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

To make Puree

  • 1 cup Onion roughly chopped
  • 5-6 pcs Cashew Nuts
  • 2 cup Tomato roughly chopped
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • ½ cup Water

For malai kofta recipe

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 pcs Bay Leaf
  • ¼ inch Cinamon Stick
  • 2-3 Pcs Cloves
  • 2 pcs Green Cardamom
  • tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt as per requirement
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • ¾ cup Water or as per requirment
  • ½ tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Kasoori Methi Powder (Dry fenugreek leaves powder)
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cream or Malai

For kofta

  • 1 cup Potato Boiled & mashed
  • 1 cup Grated Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • ½ cup Coriander chopped
  • ½ cup Onion choppes
  • 3 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Cashew Nuts crushed (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Raisins or kismis, chopped (optional)
  • 500 grams Oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

Making Malai Kofta Curry Recipe

  • In a pan take onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, cashew, and water and fry on medium heat.
  • Let it cook for 15 minutes until it is mashy.
  • After that let it cool down. When cooled, make this puree paste using a blender.
  • Heat oil and butter in a pan on medium heat.Once hot, add bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon stick. Fry for 30 to 40 seconds.
  • Now pour the prepared puree, also add some salt and mix. Allow it to cook until all the moisture evaporates and it starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Then add red chili powder and coriander powder and cook for a minute. (If you want more spicy then you can add red chili powder, I do not use red chili powder at all, instead, I use Kashmiri red chili powder.)
  • Now to make gravy, add water according to the perimeter boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Now add 2 or 3 tbsp of fresh cream.
  • After this, mix Kasuri Methi (dry fenugreek leaves) powder and garam masala powder.
  • Saute for 1 minute.
  • Now turn off the gas and keep the gravy in a container.

Making Kofta Recipe

  • In a bowl take all the kofta ingredients except oil, and knead well.
  • Now divide the mixture into 12-13 equal parts and make balls with the help of palm.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • After the oil is hot,slowly pour the koftas in hot oil one by one and fry.
  • When all the Kofta fry well and their color turns brown, put out from the pan and place it in a bowl.
  • Now heat the gravy again while serving.
  • Also, you can add the fresh cream now if you forget to add this before. After that turn off the gas.
  • In a plate first, pour a little gravy, then garnish the kofta on top of it, and then the rest gravy over it. This will make it look very beautiful.

Notes

Here I found a video of Malai Kofta that can help you visually. Actually I am a big fan of Chef Ranveer, that is because I hive that video link here. Just take a look and you can understand why I am a big fan of her.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal
Keyword Cheese Kofta, Kofta, Malai Kofta, Paneer Kofta
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