Malai Kofta Curry Recipe - A creamy rich tomato gravy with cottage cheese dumplings.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese), Potatoes

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course_Veg

Malai Kofta Curry

Malai Kofta Curry Recipe - How to make Malai Kofta Curry


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated, For koftas100 grams

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed4-5 medium

  • Green chillies seeded and chopped finely2

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Raisins 1/4 cup

  • Oil to deep fry

  • For gravy

  • Onions,roughly chopped 3 medium

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies,chopped 2

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Mawa (khoya) 1/2 cup

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

For the koftas mix potatoes, paneer, green chillies, cornflour and salt. Divide into sixteen equal portions. Stuff raisins into each portion and shape them into balls.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the koftas till slightly coloured. Drain on absorbent paper and keep them warm.

Step 3

For the gravy, boil the onions with a cup of water for ten minutes. Drain excess water, cool and grind to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a kadai. Add boiled onion paste and sauté for five minutes.

Step 4

Add ginger paste, garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Sauté for a minute. Add tomato puree and red chilli powder and sauté on medium heat for eight to ten minutes or till oil begins to leave the masala.

Step 5

Mix mawa in two cups of water and add to the gravy. Bring it to a boil and simmer for ten minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Add fresh cream and garam masala powder. Place warm koftas in a serving dish and pour hot gravy on top and serve. 

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