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Shahi Chicken Kofta Recipe | Malai Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe

Shahi Chicken Kofta Recipe or Malai Chicken Kofta Curry with step by step pictures. Fried Chicken Balls Cooked in a Cashew & Cream Sauce is a popular Mughlai Recipe.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine mughlai, North Indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For Chicken Kofta:

  • Minced Chicken – 500 gms
  • Onion – 1 small chopped finely
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro – ½ cup chopped finely
  • Cumin powder / Jeera podi – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder / Malli podi – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cornflour / Cornstarch – for coating the outer layer of koftas
  • Oil for deep frying

For Shahi Sauce:

  • Onion – 1 large chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2 chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblspn
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro – ½ cup chopped finely
  • Cumin powder / Jeera podi – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder / Malli podi – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Cashews – 15 soaked in water and ground into a paste
  • Heavy Cream – 4 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tblspn
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro – for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the koftas. Mix all ingredients given in the list except cornflour and oil and mix well. Form small balls out of it. Coat it in cornflour and deep fry them in hot oil. Drain and set aside.
  • Now make the sauce. Heat a tblspn of oil. Add onions, ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min.Add in tomatoes and mix well. Add in all spice powder and salt and mix well. Cook everything till mushy. Take it in a blender and puree it up.
  • Transfer this puree to a kadai. Add enough water and bring it to a boil. Drop the fried koftas in and mix well.Simmer this for  10 mins.
  • Add in ground cashew paste and mix well. Simmer it for 10 mins. Add in heavy cream and switch off the flame immediately. Mix well.
  • Add lots of coriander leaves and serve with naan or pulav.
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