Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta

For the kofta:

2 boiled mashed potatoes
1 small bread soaked in water
½ tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of salt

For the stuffing:

½ cup crumbled Cottage Cheese (paneer)
¼ cup of raisins & broken cashews
2 finely chopped green chilly (optional)

For the gravy:

2 finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped tomato
1 finely chopped green chilly (optional)
½ tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of red chilly powder
1 tsp each of powdered coriander, cumin & sesame seeds
2 tbsp crushed cashew powder
½ tsp each of finely chopped garlic and ginger
½ tsp cumin seeds
¼ cup of fresh cream
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Few sprigs of coriander leaves
Some broken cashews and raisins (for garnish)
½ cup of all purpose flour


  • Mash the boil potato. Squeeze out the water from the bread.
  • Mix in the salt turmeric and mix all together with the potato and keep aside.
  • Now mix together in a small bowl the cottage cheese, raisins, cashes, pinch of salt.
  • Take out a small ball of potato mixture and stuff the cottage cheese mixture and make it a round shape or any shape you desire.
  • Dust it with the all purpose flour and deep fry and keep it aside (If you are a health freak you can shallow fry it.You can also add some water to the flour, make a batter and dip the potato balls and deep fry).
  • Take some oil in a shallow pan and heat it. Once hot add the cumin seeds, chopped garlic, ginger, green chilly, and onion. Saute it nicely till the onion becomes almost brownish in colour.
  • Now add in all the powdered masala along with the cashew powder(I used 2 tbsp of roasted peanuts as I was running out of cashews) and saute it till oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and salt. Keep stirring till the mix turns into a nice paste texture. Switch off the gas and let it cool.
  • Once cooled grind the mixture to a paste by adding little water.
  • Now heat the pan and add the ground mixture.
  • Add around 1 small cup of water or how thick you want the gravy.
  • Once it starts boiling add the fried koftas. Let it boil for around 5 minutes. Switch off the gas.
  • Now add the cream and mix it slowly. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaf, cashews and raisins.

Have it with steamed rice or phulkas or tandoori roti.



  1. Francis.Raphael says:

    Will definitely try this dish .

  2. Thanks Francis. Do let me know!!

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