Wednesday, February 28

Malai Kofta Curry

Malai Kofta is a rich curry and is my restaurant favourite.This is the way I make malai kofta..Though it takes a bit of time, it tastes wonderful.This is my entry for the JFI 'potato' hosted by Vaishali of Happyburp

Ingredients for koftas

Potatoes- 4 medium
peas- 1/4 cup
paneer(grated)-1/2 cup
chilli powder- 3/4 tsp
garam masala- 1/4 tsp
gram flour- 2 tsp
maida/all purpose flour- 1 tsp
cornstarch- 1/2 tsp
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
For the gravy
Onions- 2 medium chopped into cubes
Tomatoes- 2 or 3 medium chopped into cubes
ginger- 1" piece chopped roughly
garlic - 4 cloves
cinnamon-small piece,cloves- 2, saunf-1/4 tsp
poppy seeds- 1/4 tsp
cashews- 6 to 8
coconut -2 tsp
chilli powder- 1 tsp
coriander powder- 2 tsp
jeera powder- 1/4 tsp
kasoori methi - a few
garam masala/kitchen king masala- 1/4 tsp
Fresh cream- 2 tsp
milk- 1/2 cup
Oil + ghee/butter- 6 tsp
salt to taste


Boil the peas and potatoes together. Remove the skin of the potatoes , add all the other ingredients except oil and mash it . Do not add water. Make small balls and deep fry it in hot oil.
keep it aside.
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pressure pan and add cinnamon, cloves and saunf. Then add onions, ginger and garlic pieces. When the onions become transparent add the tomatoes, cashews and poppy seeds. Fry till the tomatoes are mushy.
Now add the chilli powder, coriander powder,jeera powder and garam masala powder. Add little water to this and pressure cook this for 5 mins or till one whistle.
When cooled grind it to a fine paste. Heat a pan and add the remaining oil+ghee. Pour the masala paste , kasoori methi and milk.When it boils add the koftas and remove from heat. Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh cream on top. Serve hot with chappathis /rotis/phulkas.


U can add chopped cashews to the gravy too.
U can check out Vineela's version of Malai kofta here and Asha's Version here


Linda said...

Hi Prema... malai kofta looks so delicious, I'd love a bowl right now... can almost taste it! I'm bookmarking this to try on a weekend afternoon. Thanks for sharing! :)

LERA said...

prema, your recipe sounds so good , I can get to imagine the taste right through your blog...Lovely recipe.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Lovely recipe and the color too prema...Thanks for sharing

Sia said...

yum yum prema... i love koftas. the pic is very tempting... thank u for ur recipe of malai kofta.

Bong Mom said...

Love Malai Kofta and thanks a lot for the recipe as I am yet to make them. Only this weekend we had been to an Indian Restaurant where they had really good Malai Koftas, and we were thinking how to make them

But a question, You have Paneer in the ingredient, Do I mix it with the potatoes to make the balls ?

FH said...

YUM!! I got one more recipe for Malai Kofta.YAY.Thanks Prema.Looks delicious and green too.

indosungod said...

Prema, Malai Kofta Curry looks Super tasty, always order them when eating out, never tried them at home. Now I should try them.

Looks like we use the same cook book.

J said...

Looks delicious. :) My Mum makes the gravy almost similarly.

Unknown said...

Yum yum. Love malai kofta. Your recipe has everything to make it the best. Thanks, will try ur version next time. FYI, you have listed poppy seeds twice in ingredients.

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bee said...

great dish. i'm wondering if the koftas can be baked.


USHA said...

Hi Prema,

Malai Kofta Curry looks delicious, i never tried this receipe.It is in my "Want To Try" list..

Thanks for sharing

Syam said...

epdiyaavathu thangamani ya kenji koothaadi...ithu panni kuduka sollanum :-)

Latha said...

good choice Prema. The malai kofta curry looks delicious!
Lovely picture! Are u're in laws enjoying all your variety cooking!

swapna susarla said...

wow prema
malai kofta is looking yummy!!nice picture

TNL said...

oh lovely koftas, prema! This is one of my most loved dish to order in a restaurant....

thanks for the recipe.


Shilpa said...

OOOOO..what can I say? It looks absolutely yumm. I wish I could taste some right away. I always loved the creamy thick gravy of malai kofta.

Seema Bhat said...

Koftha curry looks great. I really found your recipe interesting and different from what I make. Adding kasuri methi and coconut sounded very interesting. Thanx Prema for sharing

Menu Today said...

I prema,
I never added kasuri Methi to this gravy... By seeing your picture I can smell the curry. Koftas look great. Thanks for sharing.

Vini K said...

Prema,I made koftas too for JFI!!your malai koftas look delish!I have not had them in a long while now.guess this week I will have to make malai koftas wven though we had koftas just yesterday!Check out my post:)

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks Linda.. do try it out and let me know
It tasted great Lera and the colour came out well Soumya.
Yes Sandeepa , u have to grate the paneer and mix it to the boiled potatoes and peas to make into balls.
Thanks Asha and Supriya for ur kind words.
Thanks Indo and Jyothsna.Yes Indo we use the same cook book Pulsuvai malar.
Thanks for pointing out hema .. I have fixed it now.
Thanks for visiting my blog bee. Sure u can bake koftas.check out this link
This sure is a must try recipe Usha.
Syam , thangamani kandippa ungalukku senji tharuvangannu nambaraen???
Sure Latha , they do enjoy my cooking.
Thanks Swapna
Its my restaurant favourite too Trupti.
U are right Shilpa . I too like the rich gravy of the malai kofta.
This is the first time Iam using Kasoori methi in my cooking Seema and MT, they sure do give a nice flavour.
I checked out ur koftas too Vini .. they looked lovely.

Anupama said...

Very good Kofta Recipe Prema.I have never made it .But feel like trying it out now

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks Anupama... Try it and surely u will love it.

Unknown said...

wow looks great.never tried it before, now i will.thanks for sharing the recipe.

KF said...

Hai Prema,I tasted it from resturant only , never tried this at home.Lovely recipe.Thanks for Sharing

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Laddoo said...

This is wonderful recipe,Prema. You can also check out some more versions of the Malai Kofta Recipehere.

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