Paneer Koftas Recipe - Deep fried paneer balls served with a onion-tomato gravy.

This recipe is contributed by Member priyanka bhardwaj.

Main Ingredients : Paneer, Milk

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course_Veg

Paneer Koftas

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Paneer Koftas Recipe - Deep fried paneer balls served with a onion-tomato gravy.


Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 2

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Paneer mashed250 grams

  • Milk finely chopped1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Raisins 6

  • Tomato 1 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Onion chopped2 medium

  • cream 1/2 cup


Step 1

Mix together cottage cheese, half of the onion, salt and raisins in a bowl.

Step 2

Grind remaining onions and tomato to a fine paste. Divide into small portions and roll into balls.

Step 3

Heat oil in a kadai. Deep fry the balls on medium heat till golden brown.

Step 4

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non stick pan. Add onion-tomato puree and sauté for five to six minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for two minutes more.

Step 5

Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Cook for one minute.

Step 6

Add milk and simmer for two to three minutes. Add dry fruit paste and mix well. Add fresh cream. Check the seasonings.

Step 7

Add the fried balls and mix.Cover with a lid and cook for three to four minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.