Aug 16, 2011

Malai Kofta (Vegetable Dumplings cooked in a Creamy Sauce)

Malai Kofta (Vegetable Dumplings cooked in a Creamy Sauce)
Hai Friends....For one week counting from today onwards, I will be cooking some Rich Creamy Dishes that are suitable only for King and Queens,YES  Blogging marathon Season 8 has started and I am doing in the theme “Nawabi Khana”.. This kind of foods are prepared during the period when the kings ruled our countries,So I am going to bring back those memories by cooking those food for one week.So stay with me and enjoy this whole week of creamy goodness....

Today’s recipe is gonna be the famous malai kofta...It is one of the well known dish that everyone have their own way of making it..You could add any vegetables in this but I used only some of them..If you want to avoid frying those koftas you could even bake it in oven for 30 mins...


For Koftas:
Paneer-1 cup grated
Potato-1 cup boiled and mashed
Carrot-1/2 cup grated
Green chilli-1 chopped finely
Coriander leaves-1/4 cup chopped
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Corn flour-1 cup
Oil for deep frying

For Kofta Sauce:
Onion-1 sliced
Tomtoes-3 chopped
Ginger-1 inch piece
Garlic-6 cloves
Cashew-3 tblspn
 Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Raisans /Kishmish /Sultanas-3 tblspn
Milk-1 cup
Curd- ½ cup
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-for garnishing
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Oil-3 tblspn


In a mixing bowl add all ingrediants given for koftas except oil..Mix well and divide into equal portions and form into balls..Coat the balls with cornflour and deep fry in oil till golden.Drain and set aside.

In a frying pan drizzle 1 tblspn of oil..Add in cashew pieces,garlic,ginger,onions and cook till golden.

Add in chilli and coriander powder and mix well.Add in tomatoes and give it a stir.

Let this cool down...Now grind it into a smooth paste.

Now heat 2 tblspn of oil in the same kadai and add cumin seeds and allow it to splatter.

Add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates from this.Add in curd and milk and mix well.

Add in kishmish and garam masala powder and mix well.Bring this to boil and simmer for 3 min.

Add the koftas and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve immediately..


Grab your ingrediants for kofta

Mix everything together except cornflour..

Form balls and coat it in cornflour..

all coated

fry them in oil till golden..

all fried...
grab your ingrediants for kofta sauce..

Fry ginger,garlic,cashew in oil...Add in onions,chilli and coriander powder and mix well...

add in tomatoes...

cook for 1 min..

take it in blender and make into puree...
Crackle some cumin seeds...Add in the pureed masala and cook till oil separtes...Add in curd and mix well...

Pour in the milk or cream...

add in raisans and mix well..

Sprinkle in garam masala powder

let it come to a boil...

switch off the flame and add the koftas in..

Serve immediately

Yummy looking dish..
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Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wowwwwww.. looks spicy and delicious.. lovely step by step pictures.. thanks for the awesome recipe dear... Yummy :)
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Aartee said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. thats a yummy looking malai kofta and i guess i can fill my this week's grocery list with all that is needed for this superb dish!! thank you for posting it step by step.

Aartee said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey sorry, did u use fresh curd or sour curd. and if it is cream can i use regular cream or does it have to be the heavy cream?

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious dear. Can I come over?

harini-jaya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! looks so tempting!! I would make the koftas in the paniyaram pan :)

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

I am bookmarking this recipe.. lovely dish and delicious too:)

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

that is a rich creamy dish...good for parties...

Sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

malai kofta looks creamy & yummy!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Rich delicious and tempting curry...

Cocco said... Best Blogger Tips

Spiced indian food, ñam, ñam, ñam!

schmetterlingwords said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very rich, creamy and delicious!! Good step by step explanations!! :)

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Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Love these dumplings!!

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea with vegetable dumplings.And they are bathing in this creamy sauce..delicious;)

sm said... Best Blogger Tips

tasty kofta
looks lovely

Pavani said... Best Blogger Tips

Kofta curry looks amazing.. Definitely worth for a kingly meal.

Hovkonditorn said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this recipe and looking forward to see your other rich creamy dishes :)

Nirmala's kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Long recipe but a yummy one!!!

Saraswathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so inviting and delicious. I love your steps.

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

wow awesome will not believe...i made kofta curry yesterday but with lauki....

Mom Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great Aarthi.. I admire your patience for taking AND labelling each ingredient in ur step by step recipe !

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Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Koftas look so tempting .. Looks yummy Aarthi.

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Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow rich and creamy gravy

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite,looks so rich and creamy!

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Well I guess one can put on weight just by looking at it..:)..lovely choice for the BM Aarthi, looking fwd to the rest.

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

loved it dear....yummmmmmmy version..:P
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jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

creamy and delicious koftas, nicely explained and made

Priti said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious .....yum ...I love this

Borosil and You said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy ! too good to resist:) Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

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Priya Sreeram said... Best Blogger Tips

super delish and my family fav !

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

A beautiful dish, fit for royalty.
Really nice kofta.

rajee said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried it today, cameout well. Taste awesome.
thanks Aarthi.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips

ooooh Yummy !!! Absolutely mouth watering pic, love it :)

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious and creamy!

Vatsala. said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect nawabii food. Looks mouthwatering.
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AK said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Aarthi, tried Malai Kofta for the first time and thanks to your recipe, everyone loved it. Thanks a ton. U rock girl. :)

Sweta Chandna said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks...this is a must try..

Vikas said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy.. i love the way you teach . pictorial makes it easy☺��

sudha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely.ur dishes are excellent.
Daily I visit ur blog for my next days menu.
Thank you so much aarthi.
Pictorial presentation is excellent.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can it be made without paneer

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can leave it out, but paneer is tradtionally used

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious...can we add green peas

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can add

bristol plasterers said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.


Rajesh Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

This is quick & it looks beautiful too Delicious,love the colour of it..
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neha said... Best Blogger Tips

I love ur recipes ,too delicious nd too yummy ��