malai kofta

Malai Kofta | Malai kofta Curry Recipe | No Onion Garlic Malai Kofta

What is Malai Kofta?

Melt in mouth dumplings made up of cottage cheese and potatoes, cooked in a creamy and velvety gravy, making a rich combination. This particular recipe for malai kofta is no onion no garlic recipe, still, it is absolutely luscious. The koftas are very simple, flavor with freshly ground black pepper and some coriander. The gravy is rich and flavourful with lots of whole spices, powdered spices, cashews, cream etc being used. Do try this recipe as it is

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Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Malai Kofta Recipe

For Kofta: Koftas are made up of cottage cheese and potatoes. The koftas in very soft and light. No filling has been added. However, you add chopped nuts etc in the malai kofta.
For gravy: Being Jain recipe, lots of tomatoes are used to make the gravy for malai kofta. For that richness, cashews and fresh cream have been used. Apart from that lots of spices add the desired flavors.

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To Make Gravy For Malai Kofta

1. Add 10-15 soaked cashews in a grinder jar

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2. Make a smooth paste and keep aside

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3. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add 1 bay leaf

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4. Add 1-inch cinnamon (dal chini), 7-8 black pepper (sabut kali mirch), 1 black cardamom (Badi elaichi), 1 mace (javitri), and 1-star anise (chakra phool). Cook till aromatic, for 1 minute

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5. Add 1 inch chopped ginger and 2 green chilies chopped. Cook for 1 minute

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6. Add 5 medium sized chopped tomatoes

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7. Add salt to taste

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8. Cover with lid and cook till tomatoes become soft

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9. Take out the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and black cardamom

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10. Add 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder. Cook for 1 minute

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11. Puree to a smooth gravy

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12. Heat 1 tbsp oil

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13. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let them crackle

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14. Add pureed gravy and cook till oil oozes

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15. Now add prepared cashew paste

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16. Add 3 tbsp yogurt and cook for 2 minutes

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17. Add 1/2 cup water or as required

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18. Mix very well and cook for 3-4 minutes

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19. Add 3 tbsp fresh cream

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20. Add 1 tbsp sugar or as much required

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21. Sprinkle 1 tbsp dry Kasuri methi

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22. Check the consistency and seasoning

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23. For garnishing sprinkle handful of fresh chopped coriander leaves

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For Kofta

1. In a mixing bowl add 3 boiled grated potatoes, grated 300-gram paneer, salt as per taste, and 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

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2. Combine all ingredients

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3. Divide into portions and give an oblong or desired shape

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4. Coat with all-purpose flour

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5. Prepare all koftas

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6. Heat enough oil

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7. Fry kofta on a medium to high flame

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8. Till golden brown

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9. Bon Appetit: To serve, put kofta in the serving dish and pour hot gravy on it

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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