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Malai Kofta by veggierecipehouse

Malai Kofta as name suggests there is milk cream in gravy and kofta is made with paneer and other spices. There are so many different ways of making malai kofta. This recipe is the traditional version of making malai kofta. 

Today i m sharing north Indian style kofta with onions and tomatoes. This malai kofta is rich and creamy made with cashew nut paste and milk cream which gives richness to this dish.

How To Prepare

So i divided this recipe in three parts first kofta is made for that paneer and other ingredients are kneaded. And for gravy tomato and onion puree is cooked along with cashew nut paste. for grinding the cashew paste i added water, instead of water milk can be added.

Add koftas just before serving. And enjoy this yummy and creamy dish with naan, roti or paratha.

Malai Kofta by veggierecipehouse

Malai Kofta (Cheese Balls In Creamy Gravy) Recipe

Ingredients For Kofta
  • Potato Boiled And Mashed - 1 big
  • Paneer crumbled - 150 gms
  • Ginger And Garlic Paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cilantro (Dhaniya) - 1/8 cup
  • Salt To Taste
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Cashews And Raisins To fill In Kofta - 7 to 8 both
  • Corn Starch - 2 tbsp 
  • Oil For frying
Ingredients For Gravy 
  • Tomato Puree - 1 cup
  • Onion Paste - 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt To Taste
  • Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Ginger And Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chili Chopped - 1 
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Whipping Cream - 1/2 cup
For Cashew Paste
  • Cahews - 1/2 Cup
  • Water - 2 to 3 tbsp 

  1. First for kofta take paneer in bowl lightly mash it and add potato, ginger and garlic paste, coriander powder, salt, Cilantro, corn starch and knead to a dough.
  2. Now make balls out of this dough and lightly press it on palm. Fill with roasted cashews and raisins and roll again in a ball.
  3. Fry kofta balls till lightly brown on all sides.
  4. For cashew Paste add cashews and water in to a grinder jar and grind till smooth. Keep aside.
  5. For Gravy add oil in a heated pan. once oil is hot add onion paste along with ginger and garlic paste and saute till all the things are lightly brown.
  6. Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder,, garam masala saute for about a minute.
  7. Add tomato puree, cashew paste, green chili and saute till tomato puree is thick and oil leaves the sides.
  8. After that add water about 1/2 cup and salt cover and cook about 5 minutes.
  9. remove the cover add whipping crem about half cup mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Gravy is ready just before serving add kofta balls garnish with nuts and cilantro.

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