Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lip smacking Creamy Malai Kofta

This recipe is one of my family favourite and if the procedure is followed in dedication, nothing can go wrong.  It is a treat to dig into the Koftas and enjoy the paneer, nuts and raisins.
 

Ingredients - Koftas:
Boiled and mashed potatoes - 2 cups
Finely chopped and boiled vegetables (beans,carrots,peas etc.) - 3/4 cup
Paneer - 1 cup
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp 
Chopped nuts (Almonds,cashew nuts and raisins)
Salt


Ingredients - Gravy:
Onions - 3 med.size chopped
Tomato paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Nuts (Almonds, cashew nuts) made into a fine paste -3 tbsp
Heavy cream - 2 tbsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves-1 tsp
Salt


To prepare koftas:
Combine the mashed potatoes, boiled vegetables, paneer together with all the spices and salt.  Make sure the dough is firm and can be made into balls.  While making balls, fill 1/2 tsp of nuts and raisins mix in the centre and seal it firm.  Pour little oil in the Kuzhipaniyaram pan and shallow fry the koftas by tossing them at regular intervals, so that they are evenly fried and gets the golden brown color.  Drain the oil and keep aside..


To prepare gravy:
Take oil in a kadai and add chopped onions till it becomes translucent.  Then, add the ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder,cumin powder and the red chilly powder.  When the masalas are done, add the tomato paste and keep stirring till the raw smell disappears.  Then, add the nuts paste and keep stirring in low flame. Caution is needed at this point, as the nuts paste tends to stick to the base of the kadai, hence continuous stirring is advised.  Add enough water to make a thick gravy.  When it begins to boil, simmer the flame and add koftas to this gravy and cook for 5 minutes.  Garnish with finely chopped coriander.  Drizzle the heavy cream and then the sinful indulgence :):)

Yummy malai kofta is ready to devour.

'We are all dietetic sinners, only a small portion of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy' - Laiko Bahrs

51 comments:

  1. I love malai kofta, this one looks delicious.

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  2. looks rich and creamy...your version seems really delicious..

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  3. Hey,

    Love the rich and creamy kofta gravy...yumm yumm...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  4. Yummm...These are indeed lipsmacking!!

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  5. Fingerlicking and as u said definitely a lipsmacking malai kofta curry..yummm!

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  6. Love this recipe. I have been looking for an easy to follow recipe for koftas. I will bookmark this to make soon. Do I need to use homemade paneer or can I use the readymade block?

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  8. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!Looks absolutely gorgeous. Want some right now:-)

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  9. Creamy and delicious looking koftas.

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  10. looks perfect ....yummy for cold weather!

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  11. Looks so very delicious..rich n creamy, mmmm!!

    US Masala

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  12. This looks awesome...mouth watering.

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  13. YUM-O! I love malai kofta. I am always very happy to see a recipe with malai kofta. Will have to try yours.

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  14. wow looks so delicious ...My fav. one ...

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  15. mouthwatering.. one of my fav curry..

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  16. Delicious and mouthwatering malai kofta .

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  17. Finger licking kofta curry..rich and creamy.

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  18. Looks divine..Want to dig in!!

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  19. This looks and sounds very delicious!

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  20. Loved this recipe. The idea of frying koftas in kuzhipaniyaram I liked v. much

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  21. This is a really good idea of making koftas!, I always dread to make these even though I know H likes them, too much oil!, thanks for sharing this recipe, this version is absolutely sinful, I am definitely going to give this a try.

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  22. Hello, long time no see...hope u r doing great! As usual, ur blog makes my mouth water :)

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  23. nice recipe..looks so rich and creamy!!! delicious.

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  24. This looks wonderful. I have never seen a dish like this, but it sounds very delicious:)

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  25. malai koftas are looking delicious.

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  26. indeed its creamy and looks delicious...

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  27. I too love koftas but I feel its a lot of work.when I tried to make them the koftas disappear before the gravy is ready:) so I have them in restaurants :) yours looks very nice.

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  28. So creamy and awesome!
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  29. This sounds like a perfect dish! Great job!

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  30. It's my fav too..looks too tempting

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  31. One of my favs but never made it home. I'm going to make it this friday.

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  32. Wow...Ms Chitchat...Could'nt agree with the title more...Looks absolutely lip smacking and creamy !!!! Melt in the mouth Koftas..OH..I will have to make them soon...

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  33. The koftas and curry sound so good! I've never had malai kofta, thanks for sharing your delicious-sounding recipe.

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  34. hi first time here...u hav a wonderful space...which made me ur follower......lip smacking koftas........going to try this.....

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  35. Oh that looks so creamy and delicious! :)

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  36. This looks so yummy! I love kofta!

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