Malai Koftas In Makhani Gravy ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)


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This is a dish i often call for at restaurants. Spicy and soft vegetable dumplings in rich tomato gravy cooked in butter and topped with cream. To suit the purpose of an overweight person who aims to save on the calories, all one needs to do is make some minor changes to it as shown in the recipe of paneer palak koftas in makhani gravy. Both are equally tantalizing - i assure you.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Malai Koftas
1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1/2 cup boiled and grated potatoes
1 tbsp milk powder
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilli powder
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 cup grated carrot
2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1/2 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For The Tomato Paste
1/2 cup onions , sliced
12 mm ( 1/2") piece of ginger (adrak) , chopped
3 cloves (laung / lavang) of garlic (lehsun)
2 cups chopped tomatoes
4 to 5 cashewnuts (kaju)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder

Other Ingredients
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp garam masala
4 to 5 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
2 tsp sugar
4 tbsp butter
salt to taste

For Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp butter

Method
For the malai koftas

  1. Combine the mixture and divide it into 6 equal parts.
  2. Roll them into rounds and deep fry them over a medium flame till they are golden brown. Drain and keep aside.

For the tomato paste

  1. Combine the onion, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, cashewnuts, turmeric powder and chilli powder with ½ cup of water in a pan and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes till the vegetables are soft. Cool completely.
  2. Blend this mixture in a liquidiser to get a smooth purée.
  3. Strain the mixture and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat butter and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the prepared tomato paste, garam masala, kasuri methi, sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the cream and mix well. Add the koftas and bring to a boil.
  3. Serve hot, garnished with the coriander and butter.
Nutrient values per serving
CaloriesFat
324 cal. 27.5 gm.
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