- 300 gms Paneer
- 2 large boiled Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- frying and cooking Edible Oil
- 2 cardamoms
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 cup Maida or All purpose flour
- as required Salt
- 1 tsp Red chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Degi mirch Powder
- 1 tsp Aamchur Powder
- Handful Chopped Coriander leaves
- 1 tbsp yogurt
- 8-10 crushed Cashews and Almond
Malai kofta recipe is known for being a heaven on a plate for Vegetarians in the world. Malai kofta is a dish you leave you craving for more and more. Malai kofta recipe is prepared with creamy cottage cheese, and mashed boiled potatoes and crushed cashews and almonds stuffed in it served in an onion-tomato puree that is cooked till perfection of smoothness.
To make malai kofta, first of all, you require getting a couple of things to check off our list before the cooking part starts. So, get onion and tomato chopped off roughly and later grind them separately to a fine puree form. Remember, you do not need to add water while blending them, they already got there own water which them to get blend in quickly.
Secondly, you also need to grind cashews and almonds and roughly. Now, this part is tricky; we don't need to churn them to powder form, just enough to break them into smaller pieces.
Thirdly, take grated paneer and grated potatoes into a big bowl and bind them together with the following ingredients: salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, Aamchur powder, chopped coriander leaves, maida and a hint of kasuri methi. Once everything is blended, keep it aside.
Next step is to make the balls with dry fruits filling in them. You know the drill, take a little amount of oil on your palm, and a right amount of mixture, then make it into balls and dust it with some maida which helps it to bind better.
Now the cooking part starts.
Put in the onion paste and stir well. Remember, onion paste will take more time to get brown than the regular chopped onions, so patience is required here.
Now add in all the powdered masalas( salt, red chili, turmeric, coriander and degi mirch powder) and mix everything well.
Do not add water here and keep on mixing it well. Now add tomato puree and mix properly.
Now give it another 10 minutes to cook well.
In the malai kofta recipe, it is advised to add the fried balls right before you are ready to serve the dish.