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Malai Kofta

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Time45 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves4

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s in India, you'd find that cuisines were not that varied like how it is today. Indian restaurants were popular and served Malai Kofta on menus a lot. The Kofta falls under the family of Lebanon meatballs and actually originates from the Indian subcontinent. Malai Kofta is a vegetarian version of those meatballs and made by deep-frying a blend of paneer and mashed p ... otatoes. The filling of the kofta can be spicy, sweet, savoury and depends on the medley of herbs and spices used in cooking. Malai Kofta restaurant-style is often served by dipping the balls in a thick, creamy tomato gravy. The dish is served as part of the main course and often paired with butter naans and Rotis. Some people prefer having piping hot jeera rice with the koftas and enjoy a salad on the side. If it's your first time learning how to make Malai Kofta at home, we've got you covered. There is Malai Kofta video we've put up for you that you can refer to for the steps. And as for the list of ingredients, be sure to read our Malai Kofta description to make sure you've got everything ready before you start making the dish. Happy cooking!

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre338 Cal338 Cal338 Cal338 Cal
  • 17gProtein
  • 20gFat
  • 23gCarbs
  • 5gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

3 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf

1 piece

Garam Masala

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Raisins

Raisins

9 pieces

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

70 g

Cardamom Powder

Cardamom Powder

1 pinch

Cloves

Cloves

2 pieces

Honey

Honey

0.5 teaspoons

Gram Flour/besan

Gram Flour/besan

3 tablespoons

Slim Milk

Slim Milk

150 ml

Dairy

Paneer

Paneer

200 g

Fruits & Vegetables

Tomato

Tomato

3 units

Potato

Potato

50 g

Menu Item

Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger Garlic Paste

1 tablespoon

Other

Red Chillies

Red Chillies

2 pieces

Jeera Powder

Jeera Powder

1 teaspoon

Pepper

Pepper

0.75 teaspoons

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

10 g

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

3 pieces

Water

Water

1 cup

Directions
1
Peel and cut the potato into small dices. Boil in salt water till soft. Drain and mash. Set aside. Grate the paneer and mash it well. Add salt, cardamom powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, roasted chana dal powder, mashed potato, and chopped coriander. Mix well.
2
Fine chop the raisin and set aside. Take some kofta mixture, add chopped raisin in the center and roll it in a small ball and set aside.
3
Grease a pan with a little oil and heat on a low flame. Place the kofta balls on the greased hot pan and sear it from all the sides till it gets a golden crust. Once it is done, take it out from the pan and keep it aside .
4
Roughly cut the tomatoes and keep it aside. Take a pot and add oil. Add whole spices and saute till fragrant. Add roughly cut tomato, cashew nut, salt, 1/2 teaspoon of red chilli, half the quantity of coriander leaves, and water. Bring it to boil. Cook till the tomato gets mashed and soft. The spices should be cooked well too. Mix in the honey.
5
Take out the cooked tomato in a bowl and allow it to cool. Make a fine paste and set aside.
6
Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the rawness disappears. Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute it well. Add cooked tomato puree to it along with milk..
7
Once it gets thick and smooth in consistency, add the cooked kofta to the gravy. Mix well without damaging the kofta to evenly coat.
8
Check the seasoning, finish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

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What is Malai Kofta?

Malai Kofta recipe is a very famous Punjabi dish made from balls of potato and paneer with a delicious creamy gravy. Malai means cream, and kofta means fried balls and hence malai kofta means a creamy sauce with koftas dumped into them. This is a prevalent Indian vegetarian dish made with other veggies like bottle gourd, mixed vegetable and raw banana. The ones made with paneer are referred to as paneer malai kofta, and the ones with banana are referred to as malai kofta banane ki vidhi in Hindi. The malai kofta recipe goes well with butter naan, roti or any flavoured rice. Vegans can also enjoy this malai kofta recipe by crafting the kofta balls with tofu and potato instead of paneer. Besides all these, Shahi Paneer, Paneer Korma and Palak Paneer are other excellent dishes that go well with naan and roti. One should try all these at home and relish the sumptuous meal. There are many malai kofta recipe videos available on the net that have simplified techniques to make use of limited ingredients and at shorter durations. So, one has to be wise enough to choose the most easily understood recipe methods and follow them to create yummy and delicious malai kofta recipes.

Nutritional Value Of Malai Kofta

A single serving of malai kofta has 362 calories. There are 28.7 grams of carbohydrates, 7.7 grams of protein, 5.6 grams of fibre, 24.4 grams of fat and 15 milligrams of cholesterol. It also contains 0.5 milligrams of vitamin B1, 0.2 milligrams of vitamin B2, 2.3 milligrams of vitamin B3, 77.4 milligrams of vitamin C, 0.2 milligrams of vitamin E, 1346.5 micrograms of vitamin A and 99.6 micrograms of folic acid. Furthermore, it has 240 micrograms of calcium, 2.8 milligrams of iron, 60.7 milligrams of magnesium, 193 milligrams of phosphorus, 124.4 milligrams of sodium, 473.3 milligrams of potassium and 0.7 milligrams of zinc.

Ingredients of Malai Kofta

The ingredients that are used to make malai kofta are: For kofta: 3 potatoes boiled and mashed ¾ cup of grated paneer 1 chilli finely chopped 2 tablespoon of coriander leaves ¼ teaspoon of cumin powder ½ teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of raisins 2 tablespoons of cashew 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour Oil to fry For curry: 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of cumin 2 pods of cardamom 1 bay leaf 1 pinch cinnamon 2 cloves 1 teaspoon red chilli powder ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ¾ teaspoon coriander powder ¼ teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup cream ½ cup of water 1 teaspoon kasthuri methi ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder

Malai Kofta Curry

This malai kofta ki recipe includes two steps: Kofta The malai kofta ingredients consist of the kofta balls, and the following steps make it. Take a potato and boil it in water. Once the potato cooks, remove the skin and add some paneer to it. Mash them together. Add cumin powder, finely chopped coriander leaves and chilli with salt. Drop-in some raisins and cashew to the above mixture and combine them well. Once the above contents are well blended, add all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Prepare small malai kofta balls by adding minimal amounts of oil and deep fry these balls in oil heated in a Kadai. Keep the flame on medium and fry until the koftas are uniformly cooked on all sides. Stir occasionally till the balls become crispy and brown. Drain the koftas off excess oil and leave it aside. Curry Heat oil in a pan and sauté sliced onions and ginger garlic paste. Once the onions become translucent in colour, drop in the diced tomatoes. Few cashews are added and when the tomatoes turn soft and mushy, transfer the contents to a blender. Add water and make a smooth paste. Filter the puree to remove any skin and solid particles. Then take a Kadai and add butter to it. Sauté cumin, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon, and cloves. As soon as a pleasing aroma arises, switch the flame to low and drop in chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Add the pureed onion and tomato with salt and mix them well. Cover the Kadai and cook for some time until the oil separates from the puree. Finally, add a few quantities of cream and water and adjust the consistency of the curry as per requirement. Once the malai kofta curry boils, sprinkle garam masala powder and kasuri methi powder. Mix them well and pour the curry over the prepared koftas. Serve the malai kofta curry hot.

Goodness Of Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a good source of protein and fats, with the vegetarian ball rich in fibre content. The veggies used also have various nutrients, and therefore, this malai kofta recipe has many health benefits. They are: Paneer malai kofta dish lowers the blood pressure levels in the body. The malai kofta banane ki vidhi is good for the overall health of the heart. Malai kofta curry is good for diabetic patients and keeps their sugar levels under control. Malai kofta is a perfect weight loss diet and can be included in the menu of all the people trying to lose weight or combat obesity. Malai kofta ki recipe fuels the workout and all the physical exercises routine by providing the body with enough calories to build muscle. Malai Kofta ki sabji is also a good source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, folate, zinc, lycopene, potassium and magnesium. Malai kofta gravy uses ghee and contains all the vitamins like A, D, K and healthy saturated fatty acids. To make this dish healthier and more other recipes like shahi paneer more beneficial, one can use olive oil or other plant-based oils instead of refined or palm oil. The tomatoes used in making this recipe are rich in vitamin C and have high amounts of folic acid. They are, therefore, suitable for pregnant women to produce and maintain new cells in the body, especially red blood cells. The onions help to build white blood cells and therefore serve as the best defence against all illnesses.

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