How To Make Malai kofta?



PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES COOK TIME: 50 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES SERVINGS: 5

Ingredients


FOR KOFTA:

  • 3 potato boiled & mashed

  • 3/4 cup paneer, grated

  • 1 chilli, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

  • 1/4 tbsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp raisins

  • 2 tbsp cashew, chopped

  • 2 tbsp maida( plain flour)

  • oil, for frying

  • FOR ONION TOMATO PUREE:

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 2 tomato, sliced

  • 2 tbsp cashew / Kaju


FOR CURRY:

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 2 tbsp cardamom

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 inch cinnamon

  • 2 clove

  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder

  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric

  • 3/4 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1/4 tbsp cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1/4 cup cream (malai)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi, crushed

  • 1/4 tsp garam masala


Directions

  • Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 3 potatoes and 3/4 cup paneer.

  • Add chilli, tbsp coriander, tsp cumin powder and salt.

  • Add raisins and cashew.

  • Mix well making sure all the spices are well combined.

  • Now add maida and mix well forming a soft dough.

  • Prepare a small ball sized kofta by greasing your hand with oil.

  • Deep fry on medium hot oil.

  • Stir occasionally, making sure the koftas are cooked uniformly.

  • Fry until the kofta turns golden brown and crisp.

  • Drain off the koftas and keep them aside.

  • In a pan heat oil and saute 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.

  • Saute until onions changes colour slightly.

  • Further, add 2 tomatoes and saute slightly.

  • Now add 2 tbsp cashew and continue to saute until tomatoes soften completely.

  • Cool completely and transfer to a blender.

  • Blend to smooth paste adding water if required.

  • Now filter the mixture to get rid of seeds filter until silky smooth onion-tomato puree is attained. keep aside.

  • In a large pan heat 1 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp oil.

  • Saute 1 tsp cumin, 2 pod cardamom, 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves.

  • Further keeping the flame on low, add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and cumin powder.

  • Further add in the prepared onion tomato puree, 1 tsp salt and mix well.

  • Cover and cook until the mixture starts to thicken.

  • Now add ¼ cup cream and mix on low flame until it's well combined further, add ½ cup water and mix well.

  • Get the curry to a boil, add Kasuri methi and garam masala. Mix it well.

  • It's ready to enjoy.


Health Benefits

  • It is rich in protein and calcium which aids in weight loss.

  • It is high in potassium

  • It is good for diabetic patients and heart patients.

  • It is rich in various vitamins.

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