Malai kofta recipe|how to make malai kofta curry

Malai kofta recipe-fried kofta usually made of aloo and paneer mixture served with creamy, rich tomato-onion gravy is one of the delicious vegetarian curry recipe in India. In this post, you will learn how to make malai kofta curry at home?malai kofta recipe serve on white plate garnish with cream and freshly chopped coriander leavesNote: if you are in a hurry, feel free to click on the following links to check your desired topic.If you’d like to see our in-depth step by step recipe preparation keep reading!

 

Though, there are various recipe of malai kofta available somewhere kofta is made of mashed sweet potato or raw banana coated with egg white then deep-fried in oil. 

But this malai kofta recipe is not only delicious but also very easy to cook at home, even beginners can easily make it at home with using only a few ingredients.

 

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What is malai kofta?

As we know “malai”  means “creamy, rich curry” which is made of tomato onion and cream, flavored with lots of spices, and “kofta” is “fried vegetable ball”; made of aloo and paneer.

that means koftas drunked creamy spicy rich curry.

 

What to serve with malai kofta curry?

Serve malai kofta with naan, butter roti, paratha even it goes well with pulao, jeera rice.

If you want crispy kofta then make sure add the fried kofta ball on the top of gravy at the time of serving.

But if you like soft and melt in mouth texture then you have to simmer kofta ball in malai gravy for at least 2 to 3 min in low flame before serving it. 

 

How to store malai kofta?

You can safely store this malai kofta curry in an airtight container, keep it in the refrigerator for approximately 1 to 2 days. But before using it keep it at room temperature then reheat by adding a dash of water to it.

Garnish with a tablespoon of cream and butter before serving on a plate.

 

Tips To Make Restaurant Style Malai Kofta Recipe

 

  • Choice Of Tomato: As tomato puree is one of the main ingredients of malai kofta curry, so to avoid any tangy flavor, choose a fresh large, red, ripe one before making puree at home.

 

  • Choice of Paneer: To cook best kofta always use fresh paneer from any popular brand, but before grating makes sure to soak the paneer in warm water for at least 15 min, then use, otherwise you can use homemade paneer.

 

  • Cooking Method: Sprinkle 1 tsp salt in oil, make sure oil is hot enough fry this kofta ball in medium to the low flame without sticking from the bottom.

 

  • Crispy Kofta Ball: While making kofta ball make sure it does not have moisture in it, otherwise it absorbs lots of oil, sticks at the bottom of the pan. To avoid this just roll kofta ball on cornflour or maida, before frying shake well to remove excess flour from them.

 

  • Richness Of Gravy: For restaurant style malai kofta recipe must use good quality butter and cream which not only enhances the flavor of this dish but also increases the richness of gravy.

 

Recipe for malai kofta curry step by step with photo?

Here, the complete recipe of malai kofta curry classified into three simple categories first one is making kofta ball,

second one is frying paneer kofta and the last one is making malai kofta recipe

so, let’s make it now.

 

Making Kofta Ball

 

1.At first for preparing malai kofta recipe boil 4 to 5 medium size potatoes, peel and mash them.

boil potatoes peel and mashed in a bowl

 

2.Now add 250 grams of scrambled paneer to it.

mix scramble panner with potatoes

 

3.Then add 4 to 5 tbsp cornflour to it.

sprinkle cornflour

 

4.Next add 3 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves,1 tbsp ginger garlic paste,1 tsp salt.

add chopped coriander leaves,ginger garlic paste,pinch of salt

 

5.Furthermore sprinkle some powder spices including 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder,2 tsp garam masala powder,1 tsp roasted powder,1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

sprinkle kashmiri red chili powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder

 

6.After that quick mix all of the ingredients together, then add 12 to 15 chopped raisins.

add raisins and mix all of them

 

7.Now knead all of the ingredients together and make a nonsticky dough.

non sticky kofta dough

 

8.Finally take the oil on the palm, pick a small amount of kofta mixture in between the palm and make laddu shape from it, keep them on a separate plate for later usage.

prepare kofta ball

 

Note: At this stage, must check whether the kofta ball has moisture or not, if it has still moisture in it 

Otherwise, your kofta ball will stick at the bottom of Kadai while frying, then it will be a disaster. 

 

Frying Paneer Kofta

 

1.Now for frying kofta heat 500 ml oil in a kadai in medium flame.

heat oil in a pan,sprinkle pinch of salt in it

 

Note: sprinkle 1 tsp salt in oil, which prevents any stickiness of kofta at the bottom of the pan.

 

2.When oil is hot enough add kofta ball, fry them in medium to low flame.

fry kofta in medium to low flame

 

3.At this stage kofta will become crisp and golden brown from both sides,turn the flame off, take them out from oil.

take out crispy golden brown kofta

 

4.Now transfer this fried kofta on kitchen tissue to drain excess oil from it.

place fried kofta on kitchen tissue

 

Making Malai Kofta Recipe

 

1.Now for making malai kofta recipe, heat 3 to 4 tbsp butter in a pan, melt it evenly on medium to low flame.

melt butter in a pan

 

2.Then add some whole spices including 1 small bay-leaf,1 tsp cumin seed,3 to 4 green cardamom,3 to 4 cloves and sauté them for 1 min in medium to low flame.

saute bay leaf,cinnamon,clove,cardamom

 

3.After that add 4 medium size onion puree,2 tsp ginger garlic paste.

add onion puree and ginger garlic paste

 

4.Saute them until the onion becomes slightly golden brown, then add 2 to 3 chopped green chili.

sprinkle chopped green chili and saute them together

 

5.Next, pour tomato puree and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 min.

pour tomato puree

 

6.Furtehrmore sprinkle some powder spices including 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder,1 tsp garam masala powder,1 tsp coriander powder,1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste, mix all of them together and saute for another 10 to 12 min.

sprinkle salt,turmeric,kashmiri red chili powder,cumin powder,garam masala powder

 

7.At this stage kofta masala becomes thick starts leaving the side of the pan, then pour sufficient water in it.

pour water in kofta masala

 

8.Now mix all of the ingredients together, cover the pan simmer this malai kofta gravy on low flame for 12 to 15.

simmer gravy in low flame

 

9.Finally sprinkle 1 tsp Kasuri methi mix in this malai kofta curry.

sprinkle kasuri methi

 

10.Finally add 3 to 4 tbsp cream to make this malai kofta recipe more thick and rich.

pour cream on kofta

 

Note: At this stage place fried kofta ball on top of the curry, garnish with fresh coriander leaves, and serve hot with naan, roti paratha.

 

Malai Kofta Recipe Card

Here is a quick overview of all the restaurant style malai kofta ingredients including quick step by step preparation of malai kofta recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists

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Malai kofta recipe|how to make malai kofta curry

malai kofta recipe serve on white plate garnish with cream and freshly chopped coriander leaves

Malai kofta recipe is one of the delicious vegetarian curry recipes in India where crispy fried kofta ball served with creamy, rich tomato-onion gravy.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

Malai Kofta Ingredients

  • 250 grams paneer [scrambled]
  • 5 boil potatoes [mashed]
  • 4 to 5 tbsp cornflour [adjust as per moisture]
  • 150 grams chopped onions
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 12 to 15 raisins [chopped]
  • 500 ml oil to fry kofta
  • 2 kitchen tissue to drain excess oil

Ingredients For Malai Kofta Curry

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 4 clove
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 4 medium-size onion paste
  • 5 medium-size tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 to 3 green chili [chopped]
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar [optional]
  • Water to boil
  • 2 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 3 tbsp cream

Instructions

how to make malai kofta recipe at home?

  1. At first, making malai kofta ball, boil 4 to 5 medium size potatoes, peel and mash them.
  2. Now in a mixing bowl add mashed potatoes, scrambled paneer, a few tablespoons of cornflour, salt, freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  3. Also add a tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, a quick mix of everything.
  4. Furthermore sprinkle some powder spices including Kashmiri red chili powder,garam masala powder, roasted powder, turmeric powder,salt.
  5. Add a few tablespoons of raisin, now knead the dough until getting nonsticky dough.
  6. Finally, apply oil on the palm, pick a small amount of kofta mixture in between the palm and make a laddu shape from it,
  7. Then, keep them on a separate plate for later usage.
  8. Now for frying kofta heat oil in a Kadai on medium,additionally sprinkle pinch of salt in oil, which prevents any stickiness of kofta at the bottom of the pan.
  9. When the oil is hot enough add kofta ball, fry them in medium to low flame until they become crisp and golden brown from both sides,
  10. Then immediately take them out from the oil and place them on kitchen tissue to remove excess oil from it.
  11. Now for making malai kofta curry, melt butter on a medium to low flame.
  12. Saute whole spices including bay-leaf, a teaspoon of cumin seed, green cardamom, cloves and sauté them for 1 min in medium to low flame.
  13. Next saute a few teaspoons of ginger garlic paste, onion puree until the onion becomes slightly golden brown.
  14. Furthermore pour tomato puree and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 min.
  15. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of kashmiri red chili powder,garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, a pinch of salt.
  16. Saute all the spices together until the gravy becomes thicken and starts leaving the side of the pan.
  17. Now pour water cover the pan and simmer this malai kofta curry for some time.
  18. At the end sprinkle crushed Kasuri methi, freshly chopped coriander leaves, and a few tablespoons of cream to make this gravy thicker and rich.
  19. Finally our malai kofta recipe complete serve this hot by place crispy kofta on top of the curry, garnish with fresh coriander leaves or cream.

Notes

Malai Kofta Recipe Note

  1. In stuffing I add only a few tablespoon of raisin, you can also add cashew nut with it to make kofta.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 2451Total Fat 164gSaturated Fat 28gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 125gCholesterol 92mgSodium 1298mgCarbohydrates 241gFiber 23gSugar 125gProtein 33g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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