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Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta Recipe

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Course: curry, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: indian cuisine, north indian
Keyword: curry, kofta, mughlai kofta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar
Cost: 4$


  • 200 grams paneer
  • 200 grams potato boiled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon green chili
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 20 grams flour
  • Oil to fry kofta balls
  • 150 grams Onion
  • 1 teaspoon green chili
  • 1 Star anise Chakri phool
  • 1- tablespoon ginger
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon cream
  • ¼ cup yogurt dahi
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek dried Kasturi methi


To make Kofta

  • Take a large bowl, add grated paneer in it.
  • Also, add soft boiled and mashed potatoes.
  • Add salt, corriander powder, cardamom powder, green chilli, cornflour to paneer and potato mix.
  • Mix all these ingredients together and mash nicely to make mixture of malai kofta.
  • Make small dumplings out of it, flatten it with palms of your hand. Place few cashews & raisins for its stuffing and close it make a kofta ball as shown in video.
  • Take some flour in a plate or a bowl and roll these dumplings in the flour to coat them well.
  • Now, heat some oil in a pan, and deep fry these small dumplings on a medium heat.
  • Once they are golden brown, remove the koftas from hot oil and put them on a paper napkin to absorb excess oil.

To Make Gravy

  • Take a saucepan, add sliced onions, green chilis, star anise, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, cashews and water and boil it for 5-6 minutes on a medium heat.
  • After boiling, allow it to cool and then blend it to make gravy. it will give a white creamy gravy.
  • Take another pan, heat some oil and add cumin seeds/ jeera.
  • Also, now add the paste we made for malai kofta gravy.
  • Cook on medium heat for 8-9 minutes till it thickens up.
  • Keep stirring in between.
  • Add cream and yogurt in it and mix it well and cook for 2-3 minutes while continuously stirring it.
  • Season it with salt to taste.
  • Also add 1 cup water in it and let it boil for 6-7 minutes. Adjust the consistency of gravy as per your liking by adjusting water quantity
  • In the last, add crushed kasuri methi over the gravy and stir it well.
  • Now, switch off the flame and pour the gravy on a nice serving plate.
  • Add koftas only when you are ready to serve and also pour some gravy over them.
  • And, your delicious restaurant style Malai kofta is ready to eat.
  • Serve kofta with Naan, rot



Serving: 2kofta | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2.5mg