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Malai kofta recipe-side dish for roti

by Jeyashris Kitchen
MALAI KOFTA RECIPE
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.
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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

malai-kofta
METHOD:


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  • 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

Kalpana Sareesh July 25, 2011 - 6:42 am

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

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Prathibha July 25, 2011 - 6:54 am

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

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Sharmilee! :) July 25, 2011 - 6:57 am

This is one of my fav…I can have the koftas just like that too 🙂 Looks yummy n creamy!

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Uj July 25, 2011 - 7:26 am

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

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♥Aps♥ July 25, 2011 - 7:41 am

If u give it to me now i wud be obliged 😀

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Padhu July 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

Looks creamy and yummy!

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Sushma Mallya July 25, 2011 - 8:25 am

Looks absolutely mouthwatering 🙂

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Kaveri July 25, 2011 - 8:49 am

Malai Koftas are my favorite…These look so yum…

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sowmya's creative saga July 25, 2011 - 8:51 am

looks so creamy and delicious..

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Rekha shoban July 25, 2011 - 9:16 am

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

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Lena Rashmin Raj July 25, 2011 - 9:41 am

wowwww… i love these…i used to order this from a punjabi restaurent when we where in Pune.. 🙂

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Prathima Rao July 25, 2011 - 10:15 am

Tempting koftas in a mouthwatering gravy!!!!
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Radhika July 25, 2011 - 11:22 am

Yummy is what I would say.


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Rinku Naveen July 25, 2011 - 11:47 am

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

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Vimitha Anand July 25, 2011 - 12:08 pm

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

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divya July 25, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Woww.. looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for the lovely recipe 🙂

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Krithi's Kitchen July 25, 2011 - 1:50 pm

OMG… super rich side dish… Inviting clicks too!

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Premalatha Aravindhan July 25, 2011 - 2:08 pm

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

Cute Presentation…

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Laavanya July 25, 2011 - 3:24 pm

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

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Hari Chandana July 25, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Perfect side dish for rotis.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing dear 🙂
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aipi July 25, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Total restuarant style ~ Love this very much!
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Vandana Rajesh July 25, 2011 - 5:06 pm

Yummy creamy malai kofta curry

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GEETHA ACHAL July 25, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Love the creamy malai kofta…Perfect combination to chapthi, pooris…

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Sushma Mallya July 25, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Thanks Jaishree did miss many of ur yummy posts too will soon try them 🙂

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Reshmi Mahesh July 25, 2011 - 7:29 pm

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

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VS July 25, 2011 - 11:10 pm

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

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Ramya Bala July 26, 2011 - 2:07 am

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

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ANU July 26, 2011 - 2:11 am

awesome dear….perfect….koftas are my fav

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Treat and Trick July 26, 2011 - 4:22 am

Very creamy and fantastic side dish!

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Suhaina July 26, 2011 - 4:43 am

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

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Nithu July 26, 2011 - 5:03 am

Nice step by step instructions. Love the pictures.

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Priti July 26, 2011 - 7:18 am

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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Mano Saminathan July 26, 2011 - 3:03 pm

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

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Sensible Vegetarian July 26, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Looks fantastic, making me hungry.

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Pavithra July 26, 2011 - 7:06 pm

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

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Mahi July 26, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Rich n creamy curry!

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Shanthi July 27, 2011 - 12:57 pm

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

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Cilantro July 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

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

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Cilantro July 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

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

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hemalata July 27, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Delicious malai kofta,looks so yummy and creamy.

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Anonymous July 27, 2011 - 4:25 pm

Wow.w. I love malai kofta.. Looks so yummy.. Perfect for rotis 😀

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Vardhini July 27, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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

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Uma July 27, 2011 - 6:16 pm

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

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Pushpa July 27, 2011 - 7:12 pm

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

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Emreen July 29, 2011 - 12:47 pm

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

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RAKS KITCHEN July 31, 2011 - 8:47 am

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

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RENU March 4, 2012 - 1:55 am

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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Nandini December 16, 2013 - 9:09 pm

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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VijiJayaKkjvg December 19, 2013 - 2:31 pm

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

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aswathi p.c January 10, 2014 - 7:32 am

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

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Priya Ramkumar May 16, 2015 - 9:04 am

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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Unknown October 13, 2016 - 4:52 pm

Can malai kofta be served with Missi roti ???

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jeyashri suresh October 14, 2016 - 9:30 pm

Yes you can for sure

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