Easy Malai Kofta

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:2
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • For koftas:
  • 1 cup - firm Paneer
  • 1 tbsp - malai
  • 2 Raw bananas peeled, boiled and mashed
  • 15-20 cashews
  • 10-12 raisins, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes
  • 1 tsp - Charoli seeds
  • 2 tbsp - plain flour
  • 1 Green chilli very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • oil to deep fry
  • For curry:
  • 1/2 cup - firm Paneer
  • 1/2 cup - thick Cream or Malai
  • 1/4 cup - fresh thick curd, beaten
  • 1 tbsp - Butter
  • 1/2 cup - Tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup - Cabbage finely shred
  • 1/2 cup - Milk
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tbsp - plain flour
  • 1 tsp - Charoli
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 2-3 whole peppercorns
  • 3 finely crushed dry Red Chillies
  • 1/5 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - Sugar
  • 1 bay leaf, broken into four pieces
  • 1/4 cup - finely chopped Cabbage
  • For garnishing:
  • 1/4 cup - grated Paneer or cheese
  • 4-5 fresh rose petals (optional)

How to Make Easy Malai Kofta

  • For koftas:
  • Squeeze out water from raisins.
  • Mix raisins, cashews, charoli seeds, and malai in a small bowl.
  • Mix and mash together bananas, ginger, chilli, salt, flour and paneer.
  • Make ping pong-sized balls with mashed mixture.
  • Make a thumb like depression in centre, place a little dry fruit mixture inside.
  • Reshape ball to cover filling from all sides.
  • Chill them in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • Deep fry to crisp golden just before using.
  • For curry:
  • Grind together paneer and curd. Keep aside.
  • Dry roast plain flour till very lightly fragrant and pinkish.
  • Take off fire, keep aside.
  • Heat oil add dry spices, add cabbage, stir fry till limp. Add tomato puree, dry masalas, salt, sugar, bring to a boil.
  • Add curd-paneer paste, stir till boil resumes.
  • Simmer, add roasted flour (dissolve in 1/4 cup water)
  • Add malai, stir till whiteness dissolves.
  • Simmer till gravy is thick and bubbly 15 minutes before serving.
  • Add koftas to boiling gravy.
  • Pour into serving dish, garnish with grated paneer and rose petals.
  • Serve hot with roti, naan, kulchas or even bread.