Malai Kofta

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Malai Kofta is perfect with chapati and is a perfect lunch or dinner option.

Ria MathewPosted by Ria Mathew

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Ingredients

Kofta

  • Paneer – 250gm
  • Potato peeled, boiled & mashed – 125gm
  • Corn starch – 2 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Masala 1

  • Sliced onion- 2
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp
  • Green cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch piece
  • Dried red chillies – 3
  • Garlic cloves – 4
  • Coriander seeds – 3 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Black cardamom – 2
  • Cloves – 3
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Ginger – 2 inch piece
  • Chopped tomatoes – 3
  • Chopped cilantro – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp

Masala 2

  • Cashews – 3 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp

Other Ingredients

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt – 1/4 cup
  • Fresh cream / Malai – 4 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Preparation

Step 1

Koftas: Mix all the ingredients together and form a smooth dough. Divide into 12, shape them and deep fry in hot oil until browned. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Masala 1 : Heat oil  on medium high heat and saute all the ingredients through ginger, for 4-5 mins. Add the chopped tomatoes and cilantro and cook for another 2 minutes. Take it off the heat and let it cool completely. Once cool, grind to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Masala 2: Grind together coconut and cashew nut to a fine paste using a little bit of water. Heat the ghee in a large pan and once hot, add the ground masala (Masala 1)to it.

Step 4

Saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add the turmeric powder,yogurt & sugar. Cook for another 1 minute. Add the ground masala (Masala 2), 2 tablespoons malai,salt & some water and simmer covered, for a few minutes.

Step 5

Open the lid, add the koftas and remove from fire. Pour remaining malai on top & sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and serve immediately.

 

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