Potato Malai Kofta


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Malai kofta is a potato and paneer kofta curry (besan coated dumplings) simmered in a rich and spicy tomato based gravy.

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Potato Malai Kofta recipe - How to make Potato Malai Kofta

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For Koftas
400 gms grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1 cup freezed cream
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

For Curry
1 tbsp butter
3/4 cup tomato puree
1 large onion , grounded into a paste
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp tomato ketchup
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 cup fresh cream
salt to taste
For koftas

    For koftas
  1. Mash the paneer with hands till smooth.
  2. Add the maida, salt, baking powder and mix well.
  3. Take a small portion of paneer in your hands and press the paneer with your hands to spread.
  4. Put ½ tsp of frozen cream in between and make a small elongated kofta.
  5. Make koftas in the same manner from the remaining mixture.
  6. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the koftas till they turn golden brown and crisp.
  7. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For curry

    For curry
  1. Heat the butter in a pan, add the onion paste and saute till it turns light brown.
  2. Add the ginger- garlic paste and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add the garam masala, cinnamon powder, salt, red chili powder and mix well.
  4. Add the tomato puree and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut milk and milk, while continuously stirring and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomato ketchup along with 2 cups of water, mix well and bring the curry to a boil.
  7. Add the koftas and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot koftas topped with fresh cream or malai.

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This recipe was contributed by Reena Agarwal on 01 Oct 2011
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