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Malai Kofta

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My friends love this Malai Kofta Recipe. This is a traditional recipe from Punjabi Cuisine. Whenever my friends party or celebrate, they include malai kofta in the menu. Malai Kofta is a very delicious Indian curry. It is a very popular marriage party dish in India. It is included as a main dish in Indian lunch and dinner menu . Malai Kofta goes well with pulao, but it can also be eaten with plain rice or nan .Cook ,share and enjoy this Malai Kofta recipe.
  Potatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Crumbled paneer 2 Tablespoon
  Khoya 2 Tablespoon
  Malai/Baked ricotta cheese and heavy cream 2 Tablespoon (Thick)
  Cashew nuts 5 , chopped
  Raisins 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped green chili/Chopped finely 3
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cooking oil/Ghee/ clarified butter 3 Tablespoon
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying The Koftas)
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Garlic flakes 3 , crushed
  Ginger 1 Inch, crushed
  Tomatoes 3 Large, pureed
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dhania powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Coriander)
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Powdered poppy seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground peanuts/Cashews 1 Tablespoon

Boil the potatoes till tender.
Peel, mash and add salt to taste.
Keep aside.
Mix all the other ingredients for the
kofta into a paste.
Make rounds of the potato dough and place a
little of the prepared mixture in the center
of each round.
Seal the edges and shape into stuffed rounds.
Deep fry each kofta till golden brown.
Drain and keep aside.
Blend together the onions, ginger, garlic and the
poppy seeds and fry in 3 tbsp of oil till brown
and the oil begins to seperate.
Add the pureed tomatoes and the masala powders.
Add the sugar and the ground peanuts.
The gravy will begin to thicken.
You can also add some malai to thicken it some more.
Mix in some water if necessary.
When the gravy comes to a boil, add the koftas.
Heat through and serve.
The koftas should be put in just before eating
the dish or else they will turn soggy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
delicious recipe......malai kofta is a very tasty dish from punjabi cuisine.Amritsar is the famous hot spot for this dish.
chinni's picture
how do i get dis delicious recipe details
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how to view full recipe of malai koftas. plzzzzzzzzz someone tell me
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Chinni, You can view the recipe by clicking on the Ingredients and the Directions tab. Thanks,
Buy indian groceries's picture
i just love this curry..looking at the pic made my mouth watering..that too after i had my dinner haha... have become a food freak tho