Malai Koftas are melt in the mouth fried dumplings of cottage cheese, napped with in a creamy smooth curry.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Number of Portions: 04

Ingredients

For Curry

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Bayleaf – 1no
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Black cardamom – 1 no
  • Cardamom – 3 no
  • Caraway seeds (Shahi jeera) – 1 tsp
  • Onion chopped – 1 cup
  • Green chilly – 1 no
  • Garlic chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek(methi) powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cream – 1/4 cup
  • Ginger chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric – 1/3 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Tomato chopped – 2 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cashew Nuts – handful
  • Water – 2 1/2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp

Kofta

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) – 1cup
  • Potato Boiled – 1 cup
  • Coriander chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger chopped – 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 1 no
  • Cornflour – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cashewnuts Chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – for frying

Method

  1. For the Kofta mash together cottage cheese (paneer) & boiled potato.
  2. Add chopped coriander, ginger, chopped green chilly, cornflour, salt and chopped cashew nuts.
  3. Mix them well and shape into round balls or oblong.
  4. Heat oil and deep fry till golden brown on high flame. Keep aside.
  5. For the curry heat oiled butter together. Add black cardamom, cardamom & caraway seeds. Stir for 15 seconds.
  6. Now add chopped onions and cook for 5 mins.
  7. Add green chilly and saut�. Add chopped garlic and ginger and cook for another 3 minutes.
  8. Add turmeric, chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  9. Lightly toss and add chopped tomatoes.
  10. Now add salt & cashew nuts and cook for another 5- 7 mins.
  11. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and cover till tomatoes are mashy.
  12. Now remove from fire and let it cool for 2 minutes.
  13. Now using a blender blend it into a fine puree.
  14. Strain the puree and transfer it to a clean pan.
  15. Bring it to a boil and add kasoori methi powder, sugar & salt to taste.
  16. Can add water if the curry is too thick.
  17. Add cream, stir and remove from fire.
  18. Place the kofta in a bowl and pour the hot curry on top and serve.