Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta

 

Malai kofta is one of the classic dishes from north India. If you want to impress your family members then make this creamy and soft malai kofta recipe.

 

Ingredients:

 

Gravy:

 

Malai KoftaCream – 125 gms.

Khoya/ Paneer – 75 gms.

Milk – 150 ml.

Sugar – 2 ½ tsp.

Nutmeg powder – ¼ tsp.

Cashewnuts – 50 gms.

Ginger (grated) – 2 tsp.

Garlic (crushed) – 1 tsp.

White pepper powder – 3 tsp.

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.

Cloves – 6 no.

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Cardamoms – 6 no.

Salt to taste

Ghee – 3 tsp.

 

Kofta:

 

Khoya – 50 gms.

Paneer – 50 gms.

Potatoes (medium size) – 5 no.

Green chillis – 5 no.

Cummin seeds – ½ tsp.

Ginger (grated) – ½ tsp.

Cashewnuts – 20 gms.

Raisins – 20 gms.

Coriander (chopped) – 1 tsp.

Salt to taste.

Cheese/ paneer – 1 tsp. (grated)

 

 

Garnish:

 

Grated paneer – 1 tsp.

Chopped coriander – 1 tsp.


Method:

 

Making of koftas:

 

  • Boil potatoes and mash them.
  • Except raisins and cashew add all kofta ingredients and make ping pong sized dough in hands.
  • Flatten the dough and place few cashew and raisins in the centre and shape to ball.
  • Repeat with remaining dough and keep these koftas aside.

 

 Gravy:

  • Roast cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom together and dry grind.
  • On other side, make a wet grind of other ingredients except ghee.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add dry grind and stir for a second.
  • Immediately add wet grind paste and fry further 6 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add 2 cups of water and make a gravy proportion on low flame by cooking for 15 minutes.
  • Warm koftas in oven and pour hot gravy over koftas and garnish with paneer grate and coriander leaves.
  • Malai kofta is ready. Serve hot with naan or parathas.