Malai Kofta
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Malai Kofta Recipe

The creamy and saucy koftas taste delicious and prove to be a splendid main course recipe for any special occasion or festival
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian
Keyword: gravy for roti, paneer, special meal, Vegetable balls in gravy
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients for Malai Kofta

For the Koftas:

  • 8 nos Potatoes boiled
  • 200 g Paneer
  • 200 g Khoya dried
  • as per taste Salt
  • 15 to 20 nos Sultanas
  • 1 no Onion finely chopped and fried brown
  • 4 nos Green Chillies
  • 350 to 400 g Besan Flour
  • as required Oil

For the Gravy:

  • 5 to 6 nos Onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 2 inch Cinnamon
  • 5 to 6 nos Cardamoms
  • 4 to 5 nos Cloves
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 50 g Poppy Seeds ground
  • 4 nos Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups Curd
  • 1 to 2 bunch Coriander Leaves

For Garnish:

  • 1 to 2 tsp Cream
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped

How to make Malai Kofta

  • Peel and mash the potatoes.
  • Add paneer, khoya, salt, sultanas, onions and chillies.
  • Mix well.
  • Shape into small balls.
  • Mix the gram flour with little water to make a batter.
  • Dip the balls in the batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Deep fry the balls on medium heat till cooked.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • To make the gravy, heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the onions and fry till brown.
  • Add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  • Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over low flame.
  • To serve, pour the gravy over the koftas or drop them into the gravy.
  • Garnish with cream and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.