Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta Indian RecipeMalai Kofta is a rich vegetable balls curry made with Paneer mixed with mashed vegetables. Malai kofta is a delicious and mouth watering main dish for any special occasion.

Ingredients:

Kofta:

1 cup boiled mash potatoes
1 cup mash paneer
2 tablespoon minced cilantro (hara dhania)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small finally chopped green chili
2 tablespoon maida flour

Gravy:

2 tablespoon oil
Generous pinch asafetida (hing)
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
2 medium tomatoes
1 tablespoon shredded ginger
1 green chili
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon all purpose flour (maida, plain flour)
1/4 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoon minced cilantro (hara dhania)

Method for making Malai Kofta:

Kofta:

- Mix all the ingredients together for kofta, With oiled hands, divide the mixture into 14 to 16 equal parts.
- Make them in round balls.
- Mix flour with about 4 tablespoons of water and mix well until batter is smooth.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
- The frying pan should have at least 1 1/2 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, just put one small piece of mix in the oil, it should come up right away but not change color.
- Dip the paneer balls in the batter one at a time and slowly drop into the frying pan.
- Turn them occasionally. Fry koftas until golden-brown all around.

Gravy:

- Blend the tomatoes, green chilies and ginger to make a puree. If you prefer mild take the seeds out of green chili before blending.
- Mix cream and flour and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away oil is ready.
- Add the hing and cumin seeds.
- Add the tomato puree, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder and cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat.
- Tomato mixture will start leaving the oil and will reduce to about half in quantity.
- Add milk and flour mix, salt and one cup of water and let it cook covered for 7 to 8 minutes on medium heat.
- Add the garam masala, salt and cilantro. Let it cook for another minute.
Add koftas as soon it comes to boil turn off the heat. Note: koftas will expand to about 11/2 times, if you like more gravy this is the time to add some more boiled water and adjust salt.
- Koftas are very soft they should be added to the gravy when you are ready to serve, otherwise koftas will break.


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