The Insider’s Guide To Malai Kofta Recipe

malai kofta recipe

At this time the only recipe that came to my mind is Malai Kofta recipe. Created a yummy meal with all the ingredients that I had on hand. In the end, a simple meal doesn’t require tons of ingredients. The recipe is divided into two parts – preparing koftas and making the gravy. This recipe is a simple yet unique way of filling malai (homemade fresh cream) and dry fruits in the center of mashed potato balls kofta give heavenly experience in every bite and make preparation easy.  Rest of the steps are pretty straightforward. Follow the step by step guide below to prepare the gravy. Wait for the last minute to add koftas. Just before serving, warm up the gravy, toss in koftas, garnish with cashews, chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with tandoori roti or jeera rice.

cook time- 45 minutes

Prep time- 40 minutes


For Koftas – Outer covering – Makes 8 – 10 Koftas
  • 3 big Boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder (sukha dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.2 tablespoon Cornflour
  • Oil for Frying
  • 1 cup Crumbled Paneer
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Peas
  • 4 – 6 pieces of Kaju
  • 4 – 6 pieces of Yellow Raisins/Khismish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder (sukha dhania)
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Onions, purreh
  • 2  Tomatoes purreh
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Cashew paste
  • 2 Tablespoon Beaten Curd (yogurt)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1.4 Teaspoon Coriander powder (sukha dhania)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 2 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 Teaspoon Kasoori methi/ dried fenugreek leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon butter oil.

malai kofta recipe

   Preparation of Malai kofta recipe/How to make kofta-

1.  place some ingredients in bowl for boiled potatoes.

malai kofta ingredients

   2. Take potatoes and mash them properly

mashed potato

3. In a big bowl combine all the ingredients and make a dough out of the potato mixture. Set it aside.

Potato mixture

4. Assemble ingredients mentioned under stuffing.

5. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it well.

6. Make a small ball out of the potato mixture and flatten it.

mashed potato

7. Place 2 teaspoon mixture in the center.

8. Bring all the sides together and shape it like a ball. Make sure all the ends are sealed.

9. Repeat the process with rest of the mixture.

10. Then, Heat oil in a pan and Fry koftas until brown in color.

Making Gravy:   

1. Assemble ingredients to the gravy.

gravy ingredients

2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. As they start to crackle, add onion paste along with ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes until onion starts to turn light brown in color. Add tomato puree, cashew paste, and curd.

ingredients in pan

3. Mix until well blended. Add all the spices and Mix. Cook for another 2 minutes until oil starts to separate.

4. Pour in enough water to make a thick gravy. Bring it to a boil.

5. Take it off the flame and carefully hand blend the gravy. Be very careful as it may splash.

6. Return it back to the flame, add kastoori methi, garam masala powder and adjust salt.

7. Mix it well and wait for the final boil. Take it off the flame.

8. Before, serving, warm the gravy, add koftas, add some cream,  cilantro leaves and serve. Enjoy with rotis or steamed rice.

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