Malai Kofta

Malai kofta is a popular potato and a creamy dish. koftas in a rich ,mild ,and lightly sweet gravy.

Malai kofta is a popular as we as most sought after vegetarian indian dish in restaurants .malai means cream and koftas are fried dumplings balls .this is one of the best malai kofta you can make at home .In this recipe the curry or gravy is made from cashews paste,onion tomatoes puree .Malai kofta is served with roti,naan,paratha, or roomali roti .even with steamed rice or jeera rice goes well with it.

Ingredients :

For making koftas

  • Medium size boiled peeled and grated potatoes – 3
  • Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Corn starch ( cornflour ) – 2 tbsp
  • Cream ( malai ) – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tbsp
  • Finely chopped cashews and almonds – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying koftas .

For making gravy

  • Chopped Onion – 3 medium size
  • Chopped Tomatoes – 2
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Chopped Green chillies – 2
  • Cardamon – 2 to 4
  • Chopped Cashews and almonds – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Coariander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped Ginger -1 inch
  • Chopped Garlic – 3 to 4
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cream – 1/4 cups
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

Directions :

For making koftas-

  • In a bowl add mashed potatoes , red chilli powder,garam masala , salt,cornflour,nuts,cream.Mix well .make sure there are no lumps of potatoes.
  • Heat oil in a pan for frying koftas
  • Now make medium size balls and fry the koftas in medium hot oil till they turns into golden .drain to a paper towl to abosorb excess oil.
  • Keep the fried koftas aside .

For making gravy –

  • Remove extra oil from the same pan and keep about 1 tbsp oil.
  • Now add chopped onion ,green chilli , chopped ginger garlic and saute till the onion becomes sweat and the raw smell of ginger garlic disappears.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes , cardamom ,nuts and saute for a mins .
  • then cook them covered for atleast 15 minutes or till they are completely cooked.
  • switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool completely before you blend them to smooth puree.
  • Now again heat 2 tbsp oil in pan add bay leaf and blended puree saute for about 10 mins .
  • Time to add dry spices like turmeric powder, chilli powder, coariander powder ,garam masala,and saute for about 5 mins .
  • Add salt to taste and some water .adjust the consistency of gravy. give a good mix and get to a boil.
  • add ΒΌ cup of fresh cream (malai) and cook for a minute.
  • place the koftas into the serving plate and pour the gravy over it.
  • Garnish with coariander leaves and cashews.serve it!.

Note –

  • You can add grated paneer while making koftas .
  • if your stuffing turns to be wet and not able to hold round ball shape; then add 2 tsp of corn flour. so that it absorbs all the water and helps to hold shape.
  • You can also add dry fruits of your choice.optionally, garnish with few coriander leaves and cream before serving.

Published by Shrutika Shrivastava

Hey i'm shrutika .I love to cook.I am a blogger living in jabalpur. This is a blog where I post photos of my exotic and multicusine recipes also some tips and tricks about cooking.

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