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Rich Malai Kofta

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Malai kofta is a delicious and rich main dish for any special occasion.
  Boiled mashed potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mash paneer 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green chili 1 Small, finely chopped
  Water 4 Tablespoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Asafoetida 1 1⁄2 Pinch (Hing)
  Cumin seed 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Tomatoes 2 Medium
  Shredded ginger 1 Tablespoon (Adrak)
  Green chili 1
  Coriander powder 1 Tablespoon (Dhania)
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Haldi)
  Red chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 Teaspoon (Maida, Plain Flour)
  Cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Adjust To Taste)
  Garam masala 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Minced cilantro 2 Tablespoon (Hara Dhania)

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.
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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Uttar Pradesh
Main Dish
The Malai Kofta is a typical and rich main dish. If you like to indulge once in a while on some super rich Indian gravies, then you've gotta try this one. Manjula in her ever humble way, shows you how to make this recipe in this video. This dish goes well with rotis and naans. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 274 Calories from Fat 64

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.1%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.7 mg1.6%

Sodium 358.7 mg14.9%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.3%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 10 g19.2%

Vitamin A 15.6% Vitamin C 47.3%

Calcium 9.4% Iron 8.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Rich Malai Kofta Recipe Video