Potato Koftas in Makhani Gravy by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 05, 2013

Yummy, crispy cheese and potato kofta in creamy red gravy. With a plethora of spices and a generous dose of milk, honey and cream, this is no ordinary gravy!


For koftas
Boiled mashed potatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Milk 2 Tablespoon
Corn flour 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped green chilies 1 Tablespoon
Grated processed cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
For onion paste
Roughly chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cashewnuts 2 Tablespoon
Garlic cloves 3 (2
Chopped ginger 2 Teaspoon
For gravy
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Dry fenugreek leaves 1 Teaspoon
Tomato pulp 2 Cup (32 tbs) (fresh)
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 Pinch



For Onion Paste:

1. In mixer, ground onion, cashew, garlic, and ginger using little water until smooth.


For Gravy:

2. In a skillet, heat oil and fry the onion paste over medium flame for 1-2 minutes.

3. Stir in chili powder, garam masala and dry fenugreek leaves. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add the tomato pulp and season with salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

5. Pour milk, fresh cream and honey. Stir occasionally and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.

6. Add sugar, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Set aside.

For Koftas

7. In a bowl, mash the potato until smooth and season with salt.

8. Add milk, corn flour, green chili, and cheese. Mix well.

9. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a round and then flatten them lightly.

10. In a skillet, heat oil and deep-fry the potato balls, a few at a time until golden brown in color. Drain on paper towel and keep aside.


11. Just before serving, reheat the gravy, add the koftas, mix gently and cook over medium for 1 minute.


12. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 448Calories from Fat 191

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 892 mg37.17%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet