Saturday, October 6, 2012

How to make Malai Kofta Gravy - Recipe for Malai Kofta Gravy

Malai kofta is pure north-indian dish. This is very good combination for rotti, paratha and jeera rice. Kids would love this as this gravy is very creamy. Let us see how to make this gravy.

Ingredients for Kofta:

Usually we can make malai kofta with all vegetables like potato, carrots, beans, cauli flower, cabbage etc.I used potato here.

Potato(boiled mash potato) - 1 cup
Mashed Paneer - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2 (chopped)
Cummin Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Minced fried cashews  - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - some

For Batter
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Water - 4 tsp
Oil to fry

Ingredients for gravy:

1. Oil - 4 tsp
2. Onion -2 small (chopped)
3. Tomato - 2 medium (chopped)
4. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
5. Green chilli - 2
6. Coriander powder -2 tsps
7. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
8. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
10. All purpose flour - 1 tsp
11. Cream - 1/4 cup or milk - 200 grams


1.Cumin seeds
2. Asafoedita (hing) powder - 1/4 tsp
3. Coriander leaves - some

Kofta Method

1. Take a bowl, add all kofta ingredients and mix it properly. (Just like how we prepare chapathi batter)
2. Now divide the mixture into small ball shape or oval shape as you like.
3. In a bowl, add all purpose flour with 4 tsps of water.Mix it well until the batter become smooth.
4. Now heat the oil in a fry pan (medium heat).
5. Once the oil is ready, just dip the kofta ball into the batter & put it in the oil. Fry the koftas until it becomes golden brown. Fry all the koftas until it becomes golden color and keep it aside.


1. Heat 2 tsps of oil in a kadai and add the onion. Fry the onion until it becomes soft. Then add the ginger garlic paste, fry it nicely. After 3 mins add coriander powder and turmeric. Fry it together.
2. Now add the chopped tomatoes. Fry the tomatoes until it becomes soft. Switch off the stove now and cool this mixture for 10 mins.
3. After 10 mins, transfer this mixture into a blunder and grind it nicely. (like a puree)
4. Now heat 2 tsps of oil in a pan. add the cumin seeds. Allow the cumin seeds to crackle and then add the blended mixture into it. Allow the mixture to cook about 10 mins in medium heat.
5. After 10 mins, the gravy will become half in quantity. Now add the milk and all purpose flour in a bowl and mix it together.
6. Just add this milk and flour mix to the gravy and mix it well. The all purpose flour will give thickness to the gravy so add 1 cup of water and mix it well. Cook this mixture about 5 mins in a medium flame.
7. After 5 mins, add chopped green chilli, garam masala, some salt, minced fried cashews, coriander leaves. Mix it well and cook for a minute. That's it gravy is ready now.
8. Koftas are usually very soft and they should be added the gravy when you are ready to serve. Otherwise it may get broken into pieces.
9. Koftas also will expand in size when you are adding to gravy because it will observe the water in the gravy. so add them when gravy is ready to serve.

That's it the yummy malai kofta is ready now !!


When you are making kofta ball remember to squeeze the water from the boiled vegetables otherwise koftas won't come in good shape. After squeezing also if you think there is some water, you can add some breadcrumbs. It will observe the water.

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