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.
Malai Kofta 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.

Malai Kofta
Ingredients for Kofta
1 cup Cottage Cheese or Paneer

2 Potatoes boiled, peeled and grated

1/4 tsp Chilli powder

2 tbsp Cornflour

1/4 tsp Garam Masala

to taste

Mix all the ingredients. Mash well.

Make ball and fry in an appe pan with very little oil. Or you can deep fry balls if you want.
For the Gravy
2 large or 3 medium Tomatoes

3 tablespoon Cashew

2 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli powder

1/2 inch piece Ginger

1/4 tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder

1/8 teaspoon Javitri powder

1 tsp Kasuri Methi

to taste

1/2 teaspoon Sugar ( optional)

1 inch piece Cinnamon stick

3 Green Cardamom

3-4 Cloves

2 tablespoon fresh cream

2 tablespoon oil

1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter

1 cup water

Chopped 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, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala powder. Saute for a minute. Add salt and sugar.

3. Add cashew paste and saute till the oil leaves the side.

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. Mix and remove from heat.

7. Add the kofte. Garnish with cream and chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy the healthy and delicious Malai Kofta.