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Malai kofta

Malai kofta recipe

Malai koftas are deep friedĀ  paneer dumplings which are crunchy from outside and soft inside and served.The creamy cashew,tomato curry is poured just before serving.The koftas are stuffed with dry fruits which makes it an exotic dish.Cream is poured over as garnish.Malai kofta is a cuisine which is served in famous restaurants.


For Malai kofta

Potatoes – 100 grams

Paneer – 125 grams

Cornflour – 2 spoons

Grated ginger – 1 spoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 spoon

Salt – 1/2 spoon

Oil for frying

Almonds – 5

Cashews – 5

Raisins – 5

Grren chilly – 1

For gravy

Oil – 2 spoons

Onions – 2

Garlic cloves – 5

Ginger – 1 inch

Tomatoes – 3

Cumin powder – 1/2 spoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 spoon

Red chilly powder – 1/2 spoon

Coriander powder – 1 spoon

Cream – 2 spoon


Boil,peel and mash potatoes.

In a mixing bowl,add potatoes,paneer,cornflour,black pepper powder and salt.

Mix to make a dough.


To make stuffing,cut almonds,cashews and raisins.Mix and also add finely chopped green chilly.

Make koftas out of dough by stuffing dry fruit mix.

Roll koftas in all purpose flour.

Fry koftas on low medium heat.

To make gravy,heat 2 spoons of oil in a pan.

Chop onions and put in the pan.

Saute till light brown.

Add garlic cloves and ginger and saute for a minute.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook till tender.

Blend the mixture when cold.

Heat a separate pan and pour 2 spoons of oil.

Add cumin seed powder,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and coriander powder and saute.

Now add blended paste and saute till moisture is gone.

Add cashew paste and cream.Saute till raw flavour of cashew paste disappears.

Add 3/4 cup of water and salt.Let to boil for 2 minutes.

To serve Malai kofta,place koftas and pour gravy.

Garnish with cream.


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