Friday, April 24, 2009

Malai Kofta

Ingredients: For Koftas:
  • 2 Medium Potatoes, boiled & grated
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 1/4 Cup Beans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Paneer, grated
  • 4-5 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Corn flour/corn starch
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin powder
  • Oil to deep fry

For Gravy:

  • 2 Onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 3 green chillies
  • 3 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 Cup Paneer, grated
  • 1/2 Cup Cream or milk
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Chopped Cilantro to garnish
Method: For Koftas:

  • Mix potatoes, paneer, chillies, carrots, beans, salt, paneer, corn flour,onions, cumin powder.
  • Make small lemon size balls or desired shape and deep fry in hot oil and keep aside.

For Gravy:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions and saute till onions turn translucent.
  • Add ginger, garlic paste, green chillies and fry for a minute.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
  • Remove and cool this mixture. Blend it to a fine paste.
  • Transfer this puree to a pan and add little water if the puree is thick and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt, grated paneer and cook for 10 mts on medium flame.
  • Add cream or milk and mix well.
  • Add fried koftas, chopped cilantro and some garam masala just before serving.
  • Serve hot.


  • Fry one kofta and check for binding, if koftas break add some more cornflour.

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