Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a North Indian  dish. Koftas added into richly flavoured tomato cream  base sauce to make a yummy and silk gravy which is served as a great side dish for rotis or pulao.


For Kofta:
Boiled Potato -2

Paneer/ Cottage Cheese – 100gms

Green Chillies:2-3 finely

Chopped Coriander leaves-chopped handful

Red chilly powder-1 tsp

Garam masala -1 tsp

All purpose flour / Maida :4-5tsp helps in binding

Oil for frying kofta

Cashews-few chopped

For Puree:


Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Cinnamon stick -1 (2inch)

Bayleaf -1


Green cardamom-2

Black pepper:5-6

Onion-1 medium size

Tomatoes-2 medium

Salt –a/c taste

Handful of chopped cashews or as per choice

For Gravy:

Oil-1 tbsp

Butter-1 tsp

Red chilly powder-1 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste -11/2 tsp

Coriander powder-2 tsp

Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp

Tomato ketchup :1-2 tbsp

Dried fenugreek leaves – 1 tbsp

Cooking Cream – as per choice

Few Chopped Coriander leaves


  •  Mash the boiled potatoes,grated cottage cheese/paneer remember to strain all the moisture from cottages cheese,green chillies,coriander leaves,salt,garam masala,red chilli powder,all purpose flour.
  • Mix all ingredients and check the dough donot stick to your palm add some more flour if necessary.Make it in to smooth dough.
  • Now make into small dumplings with some cashew while making them.Use dry flour while making dumplings to avoid sticking.
  • Roll them dry flour and fry in oil until golden brown.Set aside.
  • Take a pan add oil, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves, green cardamom, black pepper, onion, tomatoes, cashews, salt cover and cook until tomatoes soften.
  • Cool it completely and grind into fine paste.Set aside.


  1. Take a wide pan heat oil, add butter,ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minute,add red chilli powder stir immediately to avoid burning.
  2. Now add the grounded paste,coriander powder, turmeric powder.
  3. Cook until the oil oozes out.Now add tomato ketchup and dried fenugreek leaves,cream cover and cook for 2 minutes again the oil oozes.
  4.  Add coriander leaves cook for a minute.
  5.  Now the gravy is ready,now assemble the koftas with gravy.Place the kofta on a serving plate now slowly pour the prepared gravy over the koftas.
  6.  Garnish withcream and coriander leaves…Enjoy!!! 


  • Goes well with Butter Naan .
  • You can use sweet potatoes instead of potatoes to make it more healthy.

Author: Hash Shaik

Homemaker. Born in Andhra Pradesh,India. Living in Hyderabad, India. I am here to help for people like just married couple, students in abroad, don’t know what & how to cook etc. If you love  Indian & Continental food, Veg & NonVeg, this website is very helpful for you. I try to upload new recipe posts

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