Malai Kofta, a popular main course recipe has an unforgettable flavor of fresh cream and dry fruits. It is loved by kids and adults alike. It is a must have party recipe and is perfect for special occasions like kitty parties, pot lucks and even family get-togethers. The crispy outer layer, soft and creamy inner filling and sour tomato and onion based sweet and spicy gravy makes it among the most sought after vegetarian dishes.
70 gm paneer
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon crushed to paste garlic
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 tablespoon mustard oil
1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 green cardamom
2 medium chopped tomato
2 tablespoon melon seeds
1/2 teaspoon crushed to paste ginger
1/4 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
2 pinches salt
1/8 cup yoghurt (curd)
1 tablespoon fresh cream
1 bunch chopped coriander leaves
To make this delicious malai kofta recipe, pressure cook the tomatoes with cashew nuts, melon seeds, poppy seeds, ginger, green cardamoms, red chilli powder, salt and 1 tbsp oil. It will be cooked in 1 whistle. Once done, allow the mixture to cool and grind it in a blender. Then add yoghurt and mix it well. Keep it aside.
Meanwhile, take a bowl and mash the paneer it using your hands. Add in green cardamom powder, salt, flour and mix well. It should be of a little thicker consistency. Then take small portions from the mixture and shape them into koftas.
Then take a pan and add oil in it. Heat it over moderate flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, carefullu place the koftas in the oil and deep fry them. Once slightly golden in hue, transfer them on tissue papers to drain the excess oil.
Next, strain the mixture and transfer it in a pan. Heat it on high flame and bring the mixture to a boil. Add in the garam masala along with the cream. Then, in a serving bowl add the deep fried koftas. Garnish with some more cream before serving. In the end, garnish it with some fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or chapati.