Malai Kofta (Vegetable Dumplings cooked in a Creamy Sauce)


by: Aarthi

Today’s recipe is gonna be the famous malai kofta...It is one of the well known dish that everyone have their own way of making it..You could add any vegetables in this but I used only some of them..If you want to avoid frying those koftas you could even bake it in oven for 30 mins.


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serves: 4

For Koftas:

cup Paneer-1 grated

cup Potato-1 boiled and mashed

cup Carrot-1/2 grated

Green chilli-1 chopped finely

cup Coriander leaves-1/4 chopped

tsp Garam masala powder-1

tsp Coriander powder-2

Salt to taste

cup Corn flour-1

Oil for deep frying

For Kofta Sauce:

Onion-1 sliced

Tomtoes-3 chopped

inch Ginger-1 piece

cloves Garlic-6

Cashew-3 tblspn

tsp Red chilli powder-1

Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn

tsp Garam masala powder-1

tsp Cumin seeds-1

Raisans /Kishmish /Sultanas-3 tblspn

cup Milk-1

1/2 cup Curd-

leaves Coriander / Cilantro-for garnishing

Salt to taste

tsp Sugar-1

Oil-3 tblspn

Nutrition Facts
Malai Kofta (Vegetable Dumplings cooked in a Creamy Sauce)

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 642

  • Total Fat: 34.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.5 mg
  • Sodium: 800.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 70.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  •     Sugars: 16.7 g
  • Protein: 19.5 g

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1.  In a mixing bowl add all ingrediants given for koftas except oil..Mix well and divide into equal portions and form into balls..Coat the balls with cornflour and deep fry in oil till golden.Drain and set aside.

2.  In a frying pan drizzle 1 tblspn of oil..Add in cashew pieces,garlic,ginger,onions and cook till golden.

3.  Add in chilli and coriander powder and mix well.Add in tomatoes and give it a stir.

4.  Let this cool down...Now grind it into a smooth paste.

5.  Now heat 2 tblspn of oil in the same kadai and add cumin seeds and allow it to splatter.

6.  Add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates from this.Add in curd and milk and mix well.

7.  Add in kishmish and garam masala powder and mix well.Bring this to boil and simmer for 3 min.

8.  Add the koftas and garnish with coriander leaves.

9.  Serve immediately..

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