Monday, July 25, 2011

MALAI KOFTA RECIPE-SIDE DISH FOR ROTI

malai-kofta   
Malai kofta is a very rich and delicious gravy and normally i don’t make this very often at my home ,but this time i made this for my friends’s familly who joined us for dinner last week. Though i have tried this a few times, this time it was too perfect and confidently i can blog it this time.

INGREDIENTS:
FOR KOFTAS:
POTATO(BOILED AND GRATED) 1 CUP
PANEER(SCRAMBLED) 1/2 CUP
GREEN CHILLI 2 NO
CORIANDER POWDER 1/2 TSP
REDCHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
MAIDA/ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 1 TBLSP
SALT TO TASTE
OIL FOR DEEP FRYING
FOR GRAVY:
ONION 2 NO
TOMATO 3 NO
GINGER GARLIC PASTE 1 TSP(OPTIONAL)
REDCHILLI POWDER 1 TSP
CAHEW NUT POWDER 2 TBLSP
CORIANDER POWDER 1/2 TSP
KITCHEN KING MASALA 1/4 TSP
GARAM MASALA 1/4 TSP
WATER 1 CUP
OIL 2 TBLSP
CREAM/MILK 1/2 CUP
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW TO GARNISH
SALT TO TASTE

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METHOD:
  • Mix  the ingredients in the kofta table except oil.
  • Make it into small lemon sized balls.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry it in  oil till golden brown and drain in a kitchen towel.
  • The texture of the koftas will be very soft.
  • This quantity yielded 14 koftas of this size.(see pic below)
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  • Chop the onions and tomatoes into very pieces.
  • In a kadai add oil and add ginger garlic paste(if using) and cook till the raw smell goes and throw in the onions and saute till it turns into a nice golden brown colour.
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  • Add the tomatoes and saute till it turns mushy.
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  • Switch off the flame and allow the onion tomato mixture to cool down.
  • Grind it into a smooth paste .
  • Grind the cashew into a fine powder.
  • In a kadai add the ground onion tomato masala and cashew nut powder.I didn’t fry the cashews, just grind it in the mixie to make it a powder.
  • Do not grind it for a long time, just quickly powder it , otherwise it will be soggy at it will leave the fat. 
  • Add the redchilli powder, coriander powder , garam masala and kitchen king masala to this.
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  • Mix well and add a cup of water to this.
  • Allow this to boil for 4-5 minutes in a low flame.
  • Add milk/ cream at this stage.
  • I used full cream milk as i didn’t get cream on that day.
  • While serving heat up the gravy nicely and add the koftas to this.
  • Ganish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with roti/naan/jeera rice.
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NOTE:
  1. The ratio of potato and paneer should be 1:1/2. If you add too much of paneer them the koftas will break.
  2. Alternatively you can make the koftas in the paniyaram pan to avoid deep frying.
  3. Instead of adding cream you can mix 2 tblsp of scrambled paneer with 1/2 cup of full cream milk in a mixer , and use it . this gives an amazing taste and texture.
  4. These koftas stayed in the gravy for 4 hours.
  
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54 comments:

  1. Koftas r always my fav.. n this is sure yumm

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  2. one of my most favorite one..looks delicious..:)

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  3. This is one of my fav...I can have the koftas just like that too :) Looks yummy n creamy!

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  4. Malai kofta.. looks so sinful..I have never had the courage to make koftas.. yours looks so perfect and delcious

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  5. If u give it to me now i wud be obliged :D

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  6. Looks creamy and yummy!

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  7. Looks absolutely mouthwatering :)

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  8. Malai Koftas are my favorite...These look so yum...

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  9. wow!!perfect kofta curry for roti....lovely click jeya!

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  10. wowwww... i love these...i used to order this from a punjabi restaurent when we where in Pune.. :)

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  11. Tempting koftas in a mouthwatering gravy!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. Ooh yummy koftas. Too good a combination with rotis..

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  13. Looks so creamy and yummy dear... Would love to have the koftas as a snack...

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  14. Woww.. looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for the lovely recipe :)

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  15. OMG... super rich side dish... Inviting clicks too!

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  16. Me too eat the kofta alone no need any roti/rice...Pls pls Pass them:)

    Cute Presentation...

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  17. I love making this when we have guests too.. Looks so good.

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  18. Perfect side dish for rotis.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  19. Total restuarant style ~ Love this very much!
    US Masala

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  20. Yummy creamy malai kofta curry

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  21. Love the creamy malai kofta...Perfect combination to chapthi, pooris...

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  22. Thanks Jaishree did miss many of ur yummy posts too will soon try them :)

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  23. Koftas look tempting...never made them...ur curry looks creamy and delicious..

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  24. I love malai kofta. They are so delicious and so good with roti or rice. Yours looks so yummy!

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  25. I make the very same base for all the rich curries...and this malai kofta is my favorite...very delicious

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  26. awesome dear....perfect....koftas are my fav

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  27. Very creamy and fantastic side dish!

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  28. malai koftas looks simply delicious.. perfectly made and presented...yumm.

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  29. Nice step by step instructions. Love the pictures.

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  30. One of my fav ....there was a time when I use to order this everytime I go out ....looks so yum

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  32. Malai Kofta looks beautiful and delicious! A very nice dish for roti varieties!!

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  33. Looks fantastic, making me hungry.

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  34. This is one my very fav and top list in gravy list..looks too good and very much tempted.

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  35. Rich n creamy curry!

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  36. My favourite and perfect looking koftas. Shall I come there for having it.?

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  37. My daughter`s fav, looks delicious!
    It an elaborate process but worth the try.

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  38. My daughter`s fav, looks delicious!
    It an elaborate process but worth the try.

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  39. Delicious malai kofta,looks so yummy and creamy.

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  40. Wow.w. I love malai kofta.. Looks so yummy.. Perfect for rotis :D

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  41. Malai Kofta looks yummy .. perfect with rotis .. love the pictures too.

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  42. I am not a big fan of koftas. but by looking at your pictures they are tempting. Looks very restaurant style. Love the recipe.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  43. Malai Koftas are my fav too loved your version looks delicious.

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  44. wow... One of my all time favorites... Thanks for sharing this..!!!

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  45. Never tried this famous recipe,looks so rich and yummmy!

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  46. hi jeyashree
    i made this for the first time...n my husband loved it....it came out yummy...i didnt know it s easy to make...thanks a lot...it s very yummy.
    jayanthi

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  47. Hi Jeyashri, I made your malai kofta recipe and it came out great. I made the koftas in paniyaram pan. Thanks for the recipe!
    -Nandini

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  48. Balls mabe of instant gulabjamun mix can also be used as loft as

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  49. i tried out the recipe and it was sooo yummy:)

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  50. I tried it out and it turned tasty .. My hubby liked it ... Never knew malai kofta was so simple to make .. Thanks for sharing it

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  51. Can malai kofta be served with Missi roti ???

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