How to make Malai Kofta Curry - Deep fried paneer and flour dumplings tossed in a rich smooth gravy.

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Main Ingredients : Paneer (Cottage cheese) (पनीर),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Malai Kofta Curry

Malai koftas are delicious deep fried paneer and flour dumplings that are crunchy outside and soft and creamy inside. A smooth tomato based gravy poured over them just before serving makes it a perfect vegetarian main course recipe. In this recipe the paneer koftas are stuffed with a mixture of chopped dried fruits like cashewnuts and raisins that add further to its richness and taste. Finish off with a swirl of fresh cream and your malai kofta curry is ready! Eat it along with chapattis, paranthas or steamed rice and enjoy the pleasures of a grand vegetarian Indian meal.

For more recipes related to Malai Kofta Curry checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Shahi Paneer, Shahi Paneer, Paneer Makhni . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Dahi Papad Ki Sabzi, Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy, Avial, Paneer Capsicum nu Shaak.

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Malai Kofta Curry

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Malai Kofta Curry Recipe

  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) 150 grams

  • Tomatoes 3 medium

  • Cashewnuts 1/4 cup

  • Melon seeds (magaz) 2 tablespoons

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a pressure cooker. Roughly chop tomatoes and put into the cooker along with cashewnuts, melon seeds, poppy seeds, ginger, green cardamoms, red chilli powder, salt and 1 tbsp oil and mix well.

Step 2

Add yogurt and mix well. Add 1 cup water and close the cooker with the lid. Cook under pressure till 4 whistles. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Grate paneer into a bowl. Add green cardamom powder, salt, flour and mix well. Take small portions and shape into koftas. Deep-fry these koftas till golden.

Step 4

Drain and place on tissue paper. Once the pressure reduces, open the lid of the cooker and blend the mixture with a hand blender.

Step 5

Strain the mixture and pour into another non-stick pan and heat. Add a little cream and garam masala powder and mix.

Step 6

Arrange the koftas in a serving bowl, pour the gravy over, drizzle a little cream and serve immediately.

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