Malai Kofta is a popular North Indian vegetarian dish. It consists of deep-fried kofta balls made from paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and potatoes, dunked in a creamy, rich gravy. The word 'Malai' means cream and 'Kofta' means fried balls. Malai Kofta is typically served with roti (Indian flatbread), naan, or rice, and is a favorite at Indian festivities and celebrations. With its intense flavors and rich creamy gravy, it's a delight for the taste buds.
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To prepare the kofta, mix paneer, mashed potatoes, cornflour, salt, and chili powder.
Make round balls of this mixture.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls until golden brown. Keep them aside.
For the gravy, heat oil or ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Sauté until golden brown.
Add tomato puree, cashew paste, and all the dry spices. Cook until oil separates from the masala.
Once the gravy is ready, add cream and mix well.
Finally add the fried koftas to the gravy just before serving.