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how to make malai kofta recipe
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Malai kofta recipe, how to make malai kofta

Malai kofta recipe. Rich and creamy Indian side dish with potatoes, panner and fresh cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Harini


  • For koftas
  • 2 large potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 3/4 cup grated paneer
  • 3 tablespoons corn flour
  • 2 green chilies
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For malai kofta curry
  • 1 large onion ground to a paste
  • 2 large tomatoes ground to puree
  • 10-12 cashews soaked and ground to paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger garlic
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cream
  • Salt
  • oil


  • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes very well. Take the mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add grated paneer. Add chopped green chillies and cilantro leaves. Next add corn flour, salt and mix well. Make a dough like mixture.
  • heat oil for deep frying. Divide the potato mixture into 10 small balls.
  • Slide 2-3 balls in hot oil at a time. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
  • In a pan heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add bay leaf and cardamom. Saute well.
  • Add onion paste and mix well. Saute well till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add crushed ginger garlic. Saute well. Add green chilies and fry well.
  • next add the tomato puree and saute well. Saute till the tomato is cooked well.
  • Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil
  • Add spice powders and salt. Mix well and cook in open pan for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add cashew paste and mix well. Cook till the gravy thickens.
  • Add fresh cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes. remove from flame.
  • To serve malai kofta, arrange the prepared the kofta in a plate. Pour the gravy over it and serve immediately.


1. You can leave out paneer in koftas if you wish
2. You can use blanched almonds instead of cashews


Calories: 396kcal