For Koftas:
  • Potato - 2 boiled
  • Carrot - 1 boiled
  • Paneer ( cottage cheese) - 1/2 cup crumbled
  • Gulab jamun mix - 3 tbsp
  • All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Corriander leaves - few chopped
  • Oil - for frying
For gravy:
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Almonds - 7 or 8 (whole)
  • Cashews - 7 or 8 (whole)
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Ginger - 1 tsp shredded
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Corriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cream - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - as required
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Corriander leaves - for garnishing

How to make it:

For koftas:
Heat oil in a pan. Mash the boiled potatoes and carrot. Add the crumbled panner, all purpose flour, gulab jamun mix, salt and corriander leaves. Make into small evenly sized balls. Roll it in corn flour and fry until golden brown. Take into a paper towel and drain off excess oil.

For gravy:
Grind onion, tomatoes, almonds, cashews, cardamom and green chilli into a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Add the ground paste and cook for a while. Add the ginger, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, red chilli powder, corriander powder and cook until the raw smell of onion goes off and until the oil separates. Add water if the gravy becomes too thick. Now add the cream and corriander leaves and cook for 2 more minutes.
Place koftas on a bowl, add the gravy over the koftas and serve hot immediately with your choice of bread or rice.

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19 Responses
  1. Usha Says:

    Looks delicious and so tempting, neat tip about using gulab jamun mix in the kofta :-)

  2. Trupti Says:

    malai koftas looks very delicious

  3. Uj Says:

    Malai Kofta looks yummy... Its been quite some time since I made it.. :D

  4. The dish looks so inviting, I love the idea of adding almonds here....

  5. Pavani Says:

    looking yum yum and delicious

  6. VG Says:

    I can smell the aroma whiffing through the screen. Yum mo!

  7. Unknown Says:

    looks delicious.. yesterday i made it.. nice entry anu.//

  8. Yasmeen Says:

    Perfectly done,delicious with parathas:)

  9. Feel like to pick as much as in my hand.. creamy and delish.

  10. Malai Kofta looks yummy and so tempting Anu

  11. vidhas Says:

    looks so delicious . send me some

  12. Srikitchen Says:

    looks yum!
    first time to ur blog and it is very nice!
    do visit my blog when u find time and join in the savory event going in my blog!

  13. Mrs.Kannan Says:

    Wonderful Recipe..I never tried it at home..looks yummy

  14. Uma Says:

    looks so rich and delicious! Yum!

    Wishing you and your family a very happy new year 2009.

  15. TBC Says:

    Never tried making malai kofta at home. You make it sound very simple.:D

    Happy New Year!

  16. First time here..n u have a great place.
    Loved reading a couple of your posts.

    M new on if u cud swing by sometime, wud luv to show u around!

  17. Preety Says:

    wow koftas looks delicious, never thought of adding gulab jamun tip

  18. Malai kofta is very nice ...nice color