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Malai Kofta is a rich and indulgent Indian dish that consists of deep-fried dumplings made with paneer and potato, served in a creamy and flavorful gravy. This dish is perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with a delicious and satisfying meal.

Malai Kofta
Malai Kofta


For the koftas:

- 200g paneer, grated

- 2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed

- 2 tbsp cornflour

- 1 tsp garam masala

- 1 tsp red chili powder

- Salt to taste

- Oil for frying

For the gravy:

- 1 large onion, finely chopped

- 2 tomatoes, pureed

- 1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked in water and ground to a paste

- 1/2 cup fresh cream

- 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

- 1 tsp turmeric powder

- 1 tsp cumin powder

- 1 tsp coriander powder

- 1/2 tsp red chili powder

- 1/2 tsp garam masala

- Salt to taste

- Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


1. Start by preparing the koftas. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated paneer, mashed potatoes, cornflour, garam masala, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well until everything is well combined.

2. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into round balls or oval shapes. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and fry the koftas until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the oil and set aside on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

3. To make the gravy, heat some oil in a separate pan and add the chopped onions. Saute until they turn translucent and then add the ginger-garlic paste. Cook for a few minutes until the raw smell disappears.

4. Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil starts to separate from the mixture. Then add the cashew paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well and cook for a few more minutes.

5. Add some water to adjust the consistency of the gravy and bring it to a simmer. Finally, add the fresh cream and stir well.

6. Gently place the fried koftas into the gravy and let them simmer for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.

7. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or naan.

Malai Kofta is a luxurious and delectable dish that is sure to impress anyone who tries it. Follow this recipe and treat yourself to a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!

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