Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video

By: Subodini Menon

Malai kofta is one recipe that never goes out of fashion. It is invariably the most ordered vegetarian dish when you go to restaurants.

Fried balls of paneer and potatoes dunked in a creamy gravy is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Today, we bring to you the recipe of this all-time favourite dish. We have to admit that the recipe is quite lengthy and calls for attention to detail; but the end result will surely be worth it.

Follow the recipe and you will no longer have to visit restaurants when the craving for some malai koftas hits you.

Ingredients For The Kofta:

  • Paneer - 250 grams
  • Medium-sized potatoes -2 (cooked and peeled)
  • Bread - 2 slices (with the crust cut off)
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Raisins - 10
  • Corn flour - 2 tsp
  • Maida - 2 tsp
  • Jeera powder - ½ tsp
  • Cream - 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Ingredients For The Gravy:
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 2 medium sized
  • Ginger - ½ inch
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Tomatoes - 6
  • Dry red chillies - 3
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Jeera powder - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1 tsp
  • Cashew and chickpea paste - 4 cups
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Cream - ½ cup
  • For Garnish:
  • Slit green chillies
  • Ginger slices
  • Coriander leaves

Procedure To Make The Koftas:

  • Grate the paneer and the cooked potatoes. Make sure that there are no large pieces.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • Smash the bread slices with your hands and add them to the grated paneer and potatoes.
  • To this mixture, add chopped garlic, salt, and jeera powder.
  • Add maida and corn flour to this and prepare the dough that is similar to the gulab jamun dough in consistency.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • Pinch off two teaspoons of dough into your hands and roll it into a tight ball. Make sure that there are no cracks in it.
  • Dip your finger in water and make a hole in the middle of the ball using your finger. Fill it with a little cream.
  • Take some more dough and cover the hole. Now, roll it again into a smooth ball.
  • Take a flat plate and add some corn flour to it. Roll the ball in the flour and keep it aside.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Place it in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to rest.
  • Procedure To Prepare The Gravy:
  • Take a kadhai and add 1 tablespoon of ghee.
  • Add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Sauté till golden brown.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • Now, add dry red chillies.
  • Add grated onions and fry them until they turn golden brown.
  • Add coriander powder to this and fry for two minutes.
  • Add a little water and let the masala cook.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • When done, add the cashew and chickpea paste. Fry till all the water is absorbed.
  • Grind the tomatoes and add to the cooked paste.
  • Also, add kasuri methi and sugar.
  • Let it simmer for some time.
  • Meanwhile, shallow fry the koftas in oil. Remember that the oil must be medium hot. The koftas need to be rolled in it till golden. Only fry two koftas at a time. if you try to fry more, they may stick together and may also burst into the oil.
  • The gravy would have started releasing ghee by now. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to it.
  • Add a few coriander leaves and let it cook.
  • Add water to get the desired consistency and let it simmer for five minutes.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • Add the cream to it and simmer again for a minute.
  • Now, add the dry fruits and mix well.
  • To serve, arrange the koftas on a serving plate.
  • Pour the gravy on top.
Delicious Malai Kofta Recipe: Video
  • Garnish with slit chillies, ginger slices and coriander leaves.
  • Sprinkle some jeera powder and cream on top.
  • Serve hot with rotis or naan.
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