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|
|Malai/Baked ricotta cheese and heavy cream||2 Tablespoon (Thick)|
|Cashew nuts||5 , chopped|
|Chopped green chili/Chopped finely||3|
|Coriander powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Cumin powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Red chili powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Cardamom powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|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|
|Ground peanuts/Cashews||1 Tablespoon|
Boil the potatoes till tender.
Peel, mash and add salt to taste.
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.