Try The Rich & Creamy Malai Kofta Recipe

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In India, the food is cooked and served with love. Indian food is known for its exotic taste, rich texture, and aroma. It is very well cooked, perfectly balanced and beautifully presented. The local spices like cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, mace and many more are the key ingredients in Indian food. In, Indian cuisine you will find varieties of dishes. Malai kofta is one among them; it is very popular in India and is widely consumed in the country.

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Malai kofta is a kofta curry that is prepared in two parts kofta and curry. The kofta is a deep-fried ball prepared with mashed, potato and cottage cheese, nuts and spices dough. The curry is prepared with spices, onion, tomato, cashew nuts, and cream. It is creamy in texture and tastes heavenly. It is a perfect main course dish for dinner and parties. You will find this dish on the menu of every Indian restaurant. The koftas are soft and easily melts in the mouth and the taste of creamy curry remains for a longer time.

So, do you want to cook the restaurant-style malai kofta at home? Then, follow this malai kofta recipe.

Per serving contains 362 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 115g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Fat: 220g


Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min


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For Kofta

  • 1 cup paneer
  • 1 cup potato, boiled & peeled
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts, chopped
  • 1 no. green chilli, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
  • oil for frying

For Curry

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 nos cloves
  • 1 no. black cardamom
  • 1 no. bay leaf
  • 3 no. cardamom
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek powder
  • 1 no. green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp roasted cumin powder
  • 2 cups tomato, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • a handful of cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp sugar


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For Kofta

  1. Firstly, in a large mixing bowl, add boiled potato and paneer. Mash together and mix well.
  2. Now, add chopped coriander leaves, ginger, green chilli, cornflour, salt and cashew nuts.
  3. Mix well and knead a dough.
  4. Take a small portion of dough and round it into a ball.
  5. Make balls with the remaining dough and transfer them to a plate.
  6. After that, in a wok, add oil and deep fry the prepared balls on high flame.
  7. The koftas are ready. Keep them aside till in use.

For Curry

  1. In a pan, add oil and butter. Let it heat.
  2. Now, add black cardamom, caraway seeds, and cardamom. Stir until aromatic.
  3. Then, add chopped onions and saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Furthermore, add green chilli, garlic, and ginger. Saute and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. After that, add red chilli powder, add turmeric powder, and cumin powder. Toss well.
  6. Then, add tomatoes, salt, and cashew nuts. Mix and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  7. After 5-7 minutes, add water and cover. Cook until tomatoes are mushy.
  8. Once cooked properly, turn off the flame and let it cool for 2 minutes.
  9. Now, add this mixture into a blender jar and blend it into a fine puree.
  10. After blending, strain the puree and transfer it into a bowl.
  11. Now, heat a pan and add the prepared puree and bring it to a boil.
  12. Then, add Kasuri methi powder, sugar, and salt. Mix well and cook.
  13. Furthermore, add cream, and stir well.
  14. Now, turn off the flame.

For Serving

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  1. In a bowl place the prepared koftas.
  2. Then, pour the prepared curry on top.
  3. Drizzle some cream and serve.

The malai kofta curry is ready to serve. Pair it with roti or naan and enjoy your dinner.