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Malai Kofta


For Kofta:

  1. Cheese or paneer- 150 gms
  2. Boiled potatoes- 3-4
  3. Gram flour- 4 tbsp
  4. Salt- ½ tsp
  5. Oil for deep frying

For Gravy:

  1. Vegetable Oil- 3 tbsp
  2. Milk- 200 ml
  3. Khoya or mawa- 50 gms
  4. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  5. Onions- 2
  6. Tomato puree- ½ cup
  7. Ginger slices- 5-6
  8. Garlic flakes- 5-6(optional)
  9. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  10. Chilli powder- 1 tsp
  11. Sugar- 2 tsp
  12. Green chillies- 2-3
  13. Garam masala- 1 tsp
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Chopped coriander leaves
  16. Chopped cashew and grated cheese


For Koftas:

  1. First of all mashed boil potatoes and paneer together.
  2. Now add gram flour(besan) and knead well.
  3. Add salt and make a smooth and soft dough.
  4. Make small balls of equal size and keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan add deep fry to the balls until they turn golden brown.

For Gravy:

  1. Blend onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic in a mixer and make a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil in a wok(karahi) and add cumin seeds.
  3. When they start spluttering add onion paste and saute.
  4. When the paste change to golden brown add tomato puree and saute again.
  5. Now add turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt, sugar, garam masala.
  6. Stir it until mixture separates from oil.
  7. Now pour the milk and allow to boil, stir occasionally.
  8. When the gravy begin to thicken add khoya to thicken it some more.
  9. Remove from heat and add koftas.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves, grated cheese and cashew.
  11. Serve malai kofta with naan or chapati.

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