Malai Kofta

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: Medium
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 65 Minutes
Servings: 6