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...

Ingrediants:

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

Method:

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..

Pictorial:

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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48 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

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

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...

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...

Looks delicious dear. Can I come over?

harini-jaya said...

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

Rumana Rawat said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Sunshine said...

That looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe

Usha said...

malai kofta looks creamy & yummy!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Rich delicious and tempting curry...

Cocco said...

Spiced indian food, ñam, ñam, ñam!

schmetterlingwords said...

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

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são33 said...

FICARAM EXCELENTES.
OS TEUS MOLHOS DEIXAM-ME SEMPRE COM ÁGUA NA BOCA.
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Gloria said...

Love these dumplings!!

Dzoli said...

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

sm said...

tasty kofta
looks lovely

Pavani said...

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

Hovkonditorn said...

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

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Long recipe but a yummy one!!!

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks so inviting and delicious. I love your steps.

ANU said...

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

Mom Chef said...

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...

Koftas look so tempting .. Looks yummy Aarthi.

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow rich and creamy gravy

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My favorite,looks so rich and creamy!

Srivalli said...

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...

loved it dear....yummmmmmmy version..:P
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jeyashrisuresh said...

creamy and delicious koftas, nicely explained and made

Priti said...

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

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

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Priya Sreeram said...

super delish and my family fav !

anthony stemke said...

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

rajee said...

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

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

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

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks so delicious and creamy!

Vatsala. said...

Perfect nawabii food. Looks mouthwatering.
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AK said...

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...

Thanks...this is a must try..

Vikas said...

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

sudha said...

W.....o.......w
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...

Can it be made without paneer

Aarthi said...

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

Anonymous said...

Delicious...can we add green peas

Aarthi said...

@Anonymousyes u can add

bristol plasterers said...


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


Simon

Rajesh Kumar said...





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

I love ur recipes ,too delicious nd too yummy 😊

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