Malai Kofta | Meethineem

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Malai Kofta

Malai kofta is a popular Indian vegetarian dish made of potato & paneer balls dunked in smooth, rich & creamy gravy. Malai translates to cream and kofta to fried balls.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Course : Main course veggiterian

Serve : 4

level of cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Malai Kofta Recipe

  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) 150 grams
  • Tomatoes 3 medium
  • Cashewnuts 1/4 cup
  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon
  • Green cardamoms 2
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 1 tablespoon
  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Refined flour (maida) 2 teaspoons
  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Method

    • Step-1: Heat a pressure cooker. Roughly chop tomatoes and put into the cooker along with cashewnuts, ginger, green cardamoms, red chilli powder, salt and 1 tbsp oil and mix well.

    • Step-2: Add 1 cup water and close the cooker with the lid. Cook under pressure till 4 whistles. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

    • Step-3: Grate paneer 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.

    • Step-4: Drain and place on tissue paper. Once the pressure reduces, open the lid of the cooker and blend the mixture with a hand blender.

    • Step-5: Strain the mixture and pour into another non-stick pan and heat. Add a little cream and garam masala powder and mix.

    • Step-6: Arrange the koftas in a serving bowl, pour the gravy over, drizzle a little cream and serve immediately.

    Nutrition Info:

    • Calories : 920 Kcal
    • Carbohydrates : 31.4gm
    • Protein : 43.6gm
    • Fat : 68.9gm
    • Other : Zinc- 3.4mg

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