Malai Kofta Extravaganza: Creamy Curry Bliss in Every Bite

Malai Kofta Extravaganza: Creamy Curry Bliss in Every Bite

Malai Kofta, the crown jewel of North Indian cuisine, is a creamy curry delight that's as rich in flavor as it is in tradition. Imagine luscious aloo and paneer balls, the Bollywood stars of this culinary show, taking a dive into a pool of onion and tomato sauce. It's like a flavor fiesta that deserves a standing ovation!


For the Kofta:

  • 3 medium-sized boiled & mashed potatoes
  • 3/4 cup grated paneer
  • 1 finely chopped chili
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashews
  • 2 tbsp maida
  • 4-6 tbsp oil for frying

For the Onion Tomato Puree:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp cashews

For the Curry:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp crushed kasuri methi
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala


For Kofta:

  1. Mix mashed potatoes, grated paneer, chopped chili, coriander, cumin powder, salt, raisins, and cashews.
  2. Add maida for a soft dough, shape into kofta balls, and deep-fry until golden brown.

For Curry:

  1. Sauté onions, blended ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, and cashews.
  2. Blend into a smooth paste, filter, and set aside.
  3. Heat butter and oil, sauté spices, add chili, turmeric, coriander powder, and cumin powder.
  4. Add the puree, salt, and cook until it thickens.
  5. Mix in cream, lukewarm water kasuri methi, and garam masala.
  6. Drop in the kofta balls, simmer, and let the magic happen.

Pour this Malai Kofta spectacle into a bowl, garnish with a swirl of milk cream, and serve with naan, roti, or jeera rice. Get ready for a flavor explosion that even Bollywood would applaud! 🌟🍛


Products Used-

LA' VITE Mixer Grinder

LA' FORTE Kettle

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