May 7, 2013

Malai Kofta Receipe-Cottage cheese balls in tomato gravy

Creamy texture of 'Malai Kofta Receipe' and slightly tangy gravy of the cottage cheese ball make the dinner heavenly.

Malai Kofta Receipe Recipe

Can you just tell me an Indian restaurant, which does not has 'Malai Kofta' in its menu card? I did not come across, one such restaurant in India or else where. All most all Indian restaurants have few menus in common, and 'Malai Kofta' can be listed in top ten. I think restaurateurs include this in their menu card for its richness, taste which makes everyone like it.

The delicious aspect of this recipe is very easy and simple to prepare at home. This recipe requires to add fresh cream, we can substitute with light cream to suite 'diet programs'. I prepared this yesterday for the family and everyone loved its creamy texture and its taste.

Malai Kofta Receipe Recipe

Malai Kofta Receipe / Cottage cheese balls in tomato gravy

Malai Kofta Receipe

Prep time : 15 min,
Cooking time : ,7 min,
Yeild : Serves 2
Author : 

1/2 cup of Grate Cheese
1/2 cup of Mashed potato
2 stalks of Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp of Shahi jeera
1 tsp of Kasurimethi
Oil for frying
2 tsp of Rice flour

For Grinding:
3 tbps of Chopped onion
3 tbps of Chopped tomato
1 tsp of Chopped ginger
1 tsp of Chopped garlic
1 tsp of Chili powder
1 tsp of Coriander Powder
Salt to taste

How to make:
 Malai Kofta Receipe steps and procedures
1. Mash paneer well and add equal amount of potato and combine both well.

 Malai Kofta Receipe steps and procedures
2. Add little salt, chopped coriander leaves to the above mixture and blend them together well. Make this mixture to small balls.

 Malai Kofta Receipe steps and procedures
3. Make a thick paste with rice flour and water. Dip and coat these balls with this paste.

 Malai Kofta Receipe steps and procedures
4. And fry them in oil, till they become golden brown in color.

5. Saute chopped onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and chili powder, coriander powder. Allow it to room temperature.

 Malai Kofta Receipe steps and procedures
6. Grind above ingredients with little water to form a thick paste.

7. In a pan add oil, shahi jeera. After jeera splutter in the oil add the ground paste and fry them till oil separates. Bring it to low flame, then add fresh cream and milk.

8. Once everything starts boiling add the koftas and crushed kasurimethi. Garnish it with coriander leaves / spring onion. Serve Malai Kofta  with rice or parathas.

Malai Kofta Receipe Recipe

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as a side dish for roti/chapathi/paratha. I love to serve with garden fresh green salad like, Cantaloupe Salad along with this gravy.

Tips and Variations:
The same recipe can be used with paneer also.


  1. rich and creamy dish perfect for occassion,nice step by step clicks will be very useful.

  2. My family's fav side dish. Looks delicious.

  3. Wow very yummy, rich and delicious. Super clicks, very nicely explained.

  4. Rich and creamy dish. Love the koftas always.

  5. looking very rich and creamy...

  6. very creamy and adorable suja.. love to have it with naan..

  7. looking very nice...thanks for sharing...:))

  8. it does look like came straight from the restaurant..

  9. Yummy and tasty koftas with rich gravy.

  10. wow! drooling recipe...looks superb and tempting clicks

  11. this luks just great, Suja ! loved the thick gravey.

  12. I never had Malai Kofta in any Indian restaurant here before. Your gravy is killing me dear! Mouthwatering :)

  13. Mouthwatering malai kofta...looks so creamy...


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