Main Dishes

Malai Kofta


Malai Kofta is a rich savoury curry/gravy from the Moghlai origin.Koftas made and added to a rich tomato cream base sauce which serves as a great side dish for rotis or even pulaos. Malai Kofta is one of my fav orders in restaurants - I like both the white sauce and the tomato based one.It is meant to be rich as the name suggests Malai - Cream , Kofta - Dumplings made out cheese and veggies. Malai Kofta is not a dish we make everyday it is meant for special occassions so dont feel guilty and enj

•Paneer (cottage cheese)150 grams
•Tomatoes3 medium
•Cashewnuts 1/4 cup
•Melon seeds (magaz) 2 tablespoons
•Ginger,chopped 1 teaspoon
•Green cardamoms 2
•Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
•Salt to taste
•Oil 1 tablespoon + for deep-frying
•Yogurt 1/4 cup
•Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon
•Refined flour (maida) 2 teaspoons
•Fresh cream 2 tablespoons
•Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon
Heat a pressure cooker. Roughly chop tomatoes and put into the cooker along with cashewnuts, melon seeds, ginger, green cardamoms, red chilli powder, salt and 1 tbsp oil and mix well. Add yogurt and mix well. Add 1 cup water and close the cooker with the lid. Cook under pressure till 4 whistles. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Grate cottage cheese into a bowl. Add green cardamom powder, salt, flour and mix well. Take small portions and shape into koftas. Deep fry these koftas till golden. Drain and place on tissue paper. Once the pressure reduces, open the lid of the cooker and blend the mixture with a hand blender. Strain the mixture and pour into another non-stick pan and heat. Add a little cream and garam masala powder and mix. Arrange the koftas in a serving bowl, pour the gravy over, drizzle a little cream and serve immediately.


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