Thursday, February 26, 2009

Malai Kofta (vegetable dumpling in spicy gravy)

Malai kofta is a rich spicy gravy made with fresh cream, paneer...not so good for health conscious people...Once in a while its good to let go yourself and plunge into great Indian delicacy...I learnt this recipe from Vah chef..Absolutely love it. Consumes lots of time if ur making for a group. I made this for new year's eve potluck... Man I was so tired after doing this for 15 people. U need to make koftas at least two for a person..It came out very well though!!!!


1 cup boil grated vegetables(Carrot, peas, beans)
1 cup grated paneer
1 cup boiled grated potato
3 chopped greenchillies
1 tsp coriander powder
1tsp cumin powder
1 tsp redchilli powder
chopped nuts
chopped coriander
salt to taste
2 tbsp all purpose flour (APF)
oil to deep fry

Malai sauce:

1 onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
4 tbsp cashew nut powder ( dry grind the cashewnut to caorse powder)
1/2 cup cream
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp redchilli powder
1 tsp shahi jeera
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric
Chopped corriander leaves
salt to taste
2 tsbp grated paneer



steam cook the veggies and potato. Remove any extra moisture from them by squeezing them in a thin white cloth. There should be no moisture, otherwise the kofta will break.

Mix all the ingredients except all purpose flour in bowl. don't add water. Moisture in the veggies would be enough to bind them. Make small balls or any shape u like. Finally roll them in APF and deep fry till golden brown.

Malai Sauce:

Heat oil in pan. Add onion and a pinch of salt and fry till translucent.Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy. Add redchilli, cumin and coriander powder.Add water if it gets too dry. cover and cook till oil separates. Remove from heat. Let it cool down. Grind to a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add shahi jeera. Add blended paste when the cumin crackles.Bring to boil. Add cream. Bring to boil. Add cashew nut powder. Finally add koftas to the gravy and switch of the heat. Sprinkle garam masala over it and garnish with coriander leavesand paneer.

Serve hot with naan.



That gravy looks so so delicious, great recipe. Thank you! :)


can i come over for lunch/dinner? i hope u have some leftovers :)

Kitchen Flavours

Buttery yum. Love this recipe. Looks spicy and gr8.


Thanks KitcheN fLAVOURS,Sia and Asha

Sia: Ur alway welcome :)


I love malai kofta! Your version looks amazing and making me to grab it from the picture and finish it asap. Yummy!


I remember making these koftas on a Diwali eve few years back and should i say what happened in the end??I was so exhausted frying the koftas and making curry,that i was unable to have even one bite of it,and after that day it took me another year to actually restart liking it again
But i love them if someone else cook it for me :-)

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Looks rich and creamy! delicious one! too good!


Hi- dish looks very yummy. I was trying to find the Lentils event details on your site but could not find it. Can u send the link across.



Thanks Uma, Alka seema and Madhu..

Alka: I agree with u.. It was so tiresome process...I was passed out after finishing this dish.. I make this may be next year hehehe

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