Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta. Soft delicious mouth melting Kofta in no onion garlic rich creamy gravy. Kofta fried in appe pan so you don’t need much oil to fry the Kofta. Also sharing the deep fried version.
Malai Kofta fried in just two spoon of oil. Fried the kofte in appe pan but if you don’t have this pan you can fry it in a non-stick pan or if you want you can deep fry it. A healthy as well as tasty pure vegetarian recipe.

You can serve this malai kofta with roti, naan, paratha, fried rice, pulao, jeera rice etc. I have served this delicious malai kofta with roti and aam kathal.

To get some more no onion garlic recipes click here.

And for some different kofta recipes click here.

This no onion garlic curry taste scrumptious. You can serve it as a party side dish. I have used homemade paneer or cottage cheese. To get the recipe of making paneer click here.
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Video recipe of this lipsmackingly delicious malai kofta 👇

Ingredients for Kofta

Cottage Cheese or Paneer – 1 cup, crumbled

Potatoes – 2 boiled, peeled and mashed

1/4 tsp Chilli powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Cornflour – 2 tablespoon

Garam Masala – 1/4 teaspoon


to taste

Method to make kofta

1. Mix all the ingredients. Mash well. Mash with the heel of your palm. Make equal size balls.

Heat a appe pan. Pour little oil in all the holes of appe pan. Drop the balls and cook on low medium heat. Flip and cook the other side of the balls.

Or you can deep fry balls if you want. Transfer the fried kofta on a paper towel.

For the Gravy
Tomatoes – 2 large or 3 medium

Cashew nuts – 3 tablespoon

Kashmiri Red Chilli powder – 2 teaspoon

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece

Garam Masala – 1/4 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Javitri powder – 1/8 teaspoon

Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

1/2 teaspoon Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon, optional

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Green Cardamom – 3

Cloves – 3-4

Fresh cream – 2-3 tablespoon

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Ghee or clarified butter – 1 tablespoon

Water – 1 cup

Cilantro or Coriander leaves for garnishing.


1. Grind tomato, ginger and the whole spices. Make a smooth paste. Grind the cashew nuts and make a fine powder. Add 3 tablespoon water and grind again. Make a smooth paste.

2. Heat 2 teaspoon oil and 1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter in a pan. Add ground paste, saute then add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Saute for a minute. Add salt and sugar. Saute till oil leaves the sides.

3. Add cashew paste and saute for a minute.

4. Add water and stir. Cook on low flame till the gravy thickens.

5. Add cardamom powder and Javitri or mace powder. Mix well.

6. Add crushed kasuri methi and fresh cream. Crush the Kasuri methi with your palm. Mix and remove from heat.

7. On a serving dish spread the gravy. Place fried kofta balls over it. Now pour hot gravy all over the kofta.

8. Garnish with fresh cream and cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve hot with any type of rice dishes or any bread. Enjoy the rich creamy mouth melting malai kofta.
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I am Sujata Roy. A homemaker, a doting mother to two beautiful grown up children, a blogger, a passionate cook and lastly a foodie. Experimenting in the kitchen is what I love and enjoy doing the most. Specially experimenting with vegetarian dishes and egg-less cakes and cookies is what interests me more. My loved ones are fond of vegetarian cuisines, so I have them in my mind whenever I dish out a new recipe. However, I do not limit my experimental cooking to vegetarian recipes only, non-vegetarian recipe ideas are also dished out. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Cooking!

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