Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta is a delicious Indian dish made with paneer or fried vegetables and served in tomato gravy. Here is the complete process of making Malai Kofta:



For Kofta:

  1. Oil for frying:
  2. 2 cups grated cheese
  3. 1 cup boiled potatoes
  4. 2 tablespoons cornflour or flour
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

For Gravy

  1. One cup finely chopped onion,
  2. one cup tomato puree,
  3. one-fourth cup cashew nuts soaked in warm water,
  4. one-fourth cup fresh cream (malai),
  5. two tablespoons clarified butter or butter,
  6. one teaspoon ginger-garlic paste,
  7. one Make koftas with one spoon turmeric powder,
  8. one spoon coriander powder,
  9. one spoon garam masala,
  10. one fourth cup milk,
  11. one fourth cup water.

Step 1 – Kofta Preparation

Mix mashed potatoes, grated cheese, cornflour, salt, red chili powder and garam masala in a bowl.

Mix all the ingredients well and make a soft dough mixture.

Mix in equal parts and shape into round or oval koftas.

Heat oil in a kadhai or deep frying pan on medium flame.

Carefully drop the kofta balls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain off excess oil on paper towels. deactivate


Step 2 : Make the Gravy

Add a little water and grind the soaked cashews finely.

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan or wok.

Put a pinch of asafoetida and cumin in hot oil. Let the cumin seeds crackle.

Add finely chopped onion and fry until it turns golden brown.

Add garlic and ginger paste and fry for a few minutes until the aroma completely goes away.

– Add tomato puree to the mixture and cook until oil starts coming out from the mixture.

Add cashew paste and cook for a few minutes.

Mix coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix. Cook for a few minutes.

– Mix ghee or butter in the gravy.

Stir the water and milk continuously. Let the gravy cook for 5 to 7 minutes on low flame, so that it becomes thick.

Finally, add malai or fresh cream and mix well. Cook for another two or three minutes.


Step 3: Mix the koftas and gravy together

Just before serving, gently drop the fried koftas into the hot gravy.

Let them simmer in the gravy for a few minutes, so that they absorb the flavour.


Step 4: Decorate and Serve

Apply fresh coriander leaves on Malai Kofta.

Serve hot with boiled rice, roti or naan.

Serve your homemade Malai Kofta, a delicious and creamy Indian dish!

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