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Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. Vegetable paneer dumplings cooked in a creamy tomato sauce.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • For Koftas:
  • Paneer-1 cup grated
  • Potato-1 cup boiled and mashed
  • Carrot-½ cup grated
  • Green chilli-1 chopped finely
  • Coriander leaves-¼ 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 ingredients 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..
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