Malai Kofta in White Gravy | How to Make Malai Kofta Recipe – Vini’s

What is Malai Kofta?

Melt in mouth dumplings made of potato and paneer cooked in very smooth and flavourful gravy, which is so creamy and delish is malai kofta in white gravy. Generally, malai kofta in white gravy is ordered at the restaurant as it appears to be tricky to make it at home, but with this recipe this will be a frequent preparation at your place.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Malai Kofta in White Gravy

White gravy… has little sweetness. But gravies should not be sweet after all they are gravies and not desserts. Basically what I am trying to say is that there should be a balance between the flavors. This recipe has that. And I am saying that after trying a number of recipes for white gravy.
We talked about the malai… now let’s talk about the kofta… you know what I mean. I mean we discussed the gravy, now let’s discuss the dumpling. The kofta! The recipe promised some flavors with the milk powder, cardamom, and fenugreek leaves. You are however free to add nuts of your choice in the koftas.

How To Make kofta

1.Mix 6 boiled and grated potatoes and 1 cup crumbled paneer.

2. Add 1/4 tsp Kasuri methi.

3. Add 1/2 tsp black pepper powder.

4. Add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder.

5. Add 1/2 cup milk powder.

6. Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

7. Add salt to taste.

8. Bring the dough together.

9. Shape koftas. You can give any shape. For instance here I have shaped them oblong and for photographs I shaped them round.

10. Roll in flour.

11. Deep fry on low to medium flame till golden brown.

To Make The Gravy

1. Boil 1 chopped onion, 2″ piece of ginger, 5-6 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup soaked cashews and 1/4 cup melon seeds

2. Add little water to boil.

3. Once the onions have softened, cool it and grind it.

4. Grind to a smooth paste.

5. Heat 2 tbsp oil.

6. Add the paste.

7. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

8. Add water to avoid the sticking of paste to the pan.

9. Mix 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, a pinch of black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder and 1/4 tsp fenugreek.

10. Add the spice mix.

11. Add 1/2 tsp sugar.

12. Add 1 cup water.

13. Add salt to taste. And let it simmer for 10 minutes.

14. Pass through a sieve for more smoothness.

15. Add kofta to the gravy while serving. Bon appétit!

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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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