Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a very popular North Indian dish. This dish has a creamy, rich, mild and lightly sweet gravy with fried paneer balls. Malai Kofta serves as a great side dish for rotis or any special rice / pulaos.
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cooking Time
30 Minutes
3-4 People
For the Koftas:
Grated Paneer
Boiled Potato
Garam Masala
Red Chilli 
For the Gravy:
Ginger Garlic Paste
Garam Masala
Red Chilli Powder
Dry Fenugreek Leaves
½ Cup
1 Medium
1 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
To Taste.
1 Tbsp.
To Deep Fry
1 Medium
1 Medium
2 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
¼ Cup
To Taste
1 Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
To garnish
Heavy Cream
Chopped Coriander Leaves
1-2 Tbsp.
½ Tbsp.


1.     For Koftas: In a mixing bowl add grated paneer, mashed potato, salt, garam masala, red chilli powder and maida, mix well. Make small balls from this and deep fry to golden brown.
2.     For Gravy: Grind tomato and onion to smooth paste, grind cashew and almond to a smooth paste.
3.     Heat tbsp. oil in a broad pan. To this, add tomato and onion paste and sauté till there is no more raw smell. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes. All these process of preparing gravy should be done in medium to low flame.
4.     Add cashew paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes. This mixture starts becoming thick and starts to leave the edges of the pan. Add the dry powders and salt and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
5.     To this, add milk and water and check for the consistency and check for taste J
6.     As the gravy starts boiling, add dry fenugreek leaves and mix.
7.     Put off the stove after the gravy has a good boil.
8.     Add the koftas just before you are ready to serve.
9.     Garnish with heavy cream and chopped coriander leaves.


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