Malai Kofta Recipe
Malai Kofta is basically paneer (cottage cheese) , potatoes and khoya balls dipped in onion and tomato gravy. There are many ways of making koftas, Malai kofta is one of them and on a heavier side. The gravy of this kofta is slightly sweet as we add khoya. Malai kofta goes really well with Rotis or Plain rice. You can also have it with naan, parathas or jeera rice. Make this recipe at a party and everyone will love it even the kids since this dish is mildly spiced.
Directions to Prepare the Recipe
- In a bowl, add grated potato, khoya, paneer, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well.
- Grease your hands with oil and take a medium size ball of the mixture. Flatten it on your hand and fill some chopped cashews and raisins.
- Make a medium sized ball or oval shaped koftas as you prefer.
- In a bowl take maida. Dip each kofta into maida. Make sure it is covered from all the sides.
- Heat oil in a wok for deep frying. Add the koftas into oil and fry them. Make sure the oil is very hot else the koftas might break.
- Keep the fried koftas aside on an absorbent paper.
For the Gravy
- In a pan, heat butter on low flame until it melts.
- Add finely chopped or pureed onion. Fry them until it turns light brown.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and fry them till the raw aroma of the paste goes away.
- Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mix well and fry them for a minute.
- Add tomato puree and fry it until it leaves oil on the sides.
- Add Kasuri methi or dry fenugreek leaves and mix well.
- Add khoya, cashewnut paste and coriander leaves. Stir them for a minute.
- Add fresh cream and milk. Mix well and fry until it starts leaving oil on the sides.
- Add a little water and salt as per taste. Give it a boil. Add koftas when you serve the dish.
- Garnish it with fresh cream. Serve hot with rotis, naan or rice.