Mar 21, 2011

Malai Kofta



My entry for potluck dinner last weekend at frnd's place - Malai Kofta







Preparation time: 20-25 mins

Cooking time : 25-30 mins

Ingredients :

For Kofta ( makes 12-15 )
  • Carrot - 2   (fine grated)
  • Paneer - 200 gm ( fine grated)
  • Boiled potato - 1 big ( fine grated )
  • Frozen peas - 1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder -1/2 tspn
  • salt - 1/2 tspn
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tspn
  • Dry fruits (Cahews , almond & kismis ) - 1/4 cup
  • Maida or rice flour - 2 tbspn for dusting the balls
  • Oil for frying
For gravy
  • White Onions - 2 medium sized ( blended rough or crushed fine)
  • Tomato - 2 medium ( blended fine)
  • Green chilli - 3-4 slitted in long half
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cashews - 1/4th cup
  • Chilli powder -1/2 tspn
  • Clove - 2-3
  • Cinnamon stick - 2 small
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tspn
  • Salt - 2 tspn
  • Oil - 3 -4 tbspn

Steps :

For kofta:
  1. Mix grated carrot , paneer , potato , peas and spices. And make medium size balls by stuffing chopped nuts in between 2 small flat balls.
  2. Dust the balls in Maida and deep fry in hot oil till it turns golden brown. And keep aside. (Fry gently as the balls may split while frying )
For gravy :
  1. First heat the milk and cashew together in a bowl for 1 1/2 min in microwave & keep it aside to cool down.
  2. Add oil in Kadhai and once it is hot add cloves and cinnamon stick.
  3. Then add crushed onion . Stir it for 7-8 mins till onion turns golden brown and leaves oil on side.
  4. Then add green chilli . And add tomato puree. And add - salt , chilli powder & garam masala.
  5. After 5-8 mins add blended cashews & milk paste. The gravy will turn white in color. Add water as required ( approx 200 - 300 ml)
  6. Let it cook for 10 mins with lid closed. Add 2 kofta in it and mix it nicely. This will give nice taste & texture to the gravy.
Add remaining koftas to the gravy 5 mins before serving.

Sent to event Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday Event - 22th March 2011 (Volume 33)

7 comments:

SouthindianHome said...

looks yummy.Nice explanation as well

Now Serving said...

Wow that looks very temptingly good and turned out great:)

aipi said...

Malai kofta looks soooo good! Perfect with butter naan :)

Sorry to bother you again, but will appereciate if you please edit your post to include a refrence to the book mark source.

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savitha ramesh said...

Delicious malai kofthas.perfect for rotis.

Mrs K said...

Mitu,thanks for stopping by and taking the time off to add yourself to my list of followers,I just did that:) the food you make sounds and looks very good & yummy,I look forward to more of these fun recipes:)Happy Blogging and welcome to the family:)!!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Malai kofta... looks absolutely delightful.. Love the addition of plenty of veggies..

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Reshmi said...

yummilicious malai kofta.. first time here and love to follow u!! will keep visiting u..

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