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Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a Main Course dish.  It is made in a thick Indian tomato sauce with cottage cheese(paneer) and potato balls.

Cooking Time : 45 mins.
Serves : 4, Makes 8 Koftas.

malai koftas1

Ingredients :


Potatoes : 3
Cornflour : 2 Tbsp
Salt : as per taste
Raisins/kismis : 8-9
Oil : to Deep fry.


Onions : 2 Medium
Oil : 2 Tbsp
Ginger/garlic paste : 1 Tbsp
Green Chilles : 1
Coriander Powder/Dhaniya powder : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt : as per taste
Tomato Puree : of 1 Large tomato
Red chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp peferably Degi mirch.
Mawa(khoya) : 1/4 cup
Fresh Cream : 1/4 Cup
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
Paneer : 50 Gms

Method :

Boil the potatoes, cool, peel and mash them.

aloo boiled and mashed

Mix Mashed potatoes with grated paneer, green chilli one if desired, cornflour and salt. Add less salt as the gravy would also have some salt. Mix well.

paneer grated wid aloo

Divide into 8 equal balls. Stuff raisins/kismis into them.

paneer aloo balls

Deep fry in hot oil until slightly coloured. Drain and keep aside.

fried paneer aloo balls

Peel onions and slice them. In 1 tsp spoon, fry the onions till they get brown and grind them into smooth paste.

In a khadai/pan, add onion paste and cook for 2 mins.

onion paste

Add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook for a minute. Add tomato puree and red chilli powder and cook on medium flame for 5-7mins or till the oil seprates from the masala.


Mix mawa in 1 cup of water. Make sure no lumps are left and add to the gravy. Bring it to boil and simmer for 5-8mins on slow flame. Stir in fresh cream and garam masala powder.


Place warm koftas in a serving dish and pour the hot gravy over it and serve.

Malai Koftas


  • Mona said:

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  • Deepti (author) said:

    Hey Mona,
    Thanks for the kind words..Yes we are trying our best to give the most easiest and descriptive way to learn these recipes. Keep a tab on the same..

  • jyotika said:

    swad to dekh kar hi aa gaya .. aap bhi kamaal ki cook hongi.

    going to give it a shot today itself.