How To Make Malai Kofta

Malai Koftas are like vegetarian dumplings similar to Kafta (Kofta or meatballs) curry. It makes an excellent curry to go with rice or naan bread. “Kofta” is a brown soft ball filled with resins and nuts and seasoned with spices. “Malai” refers to the sauce that the kofta (balls) are cooked in hence the name MALAI KOFTA.

Malai Kofta - Indian Vegetarian Curry/Gravy Recipe

Malai Kofta with paneer (cheese)

Recipe for Kofta

5 Boiled and mashed potatoes
1 cup Maida flour (all purpose flour)
2 table spoon cream
5 chopped cashew nuts
2 table spoon raisins
2 table spoon roasted gram daal

Malai Kofta Curry

3 chopped tomatoes
1 table spoon coriander seeds
1 tabel spoon jeera
2 chopped onions
Green chillies
Pinch of turmeric powder
Chili and curry powder
Garlic 6 cloves

Malai Kofta Recipe

Mash the potatoes, add maida flour and make into a dough. Also add the salt, daal and cream.

Make balls out of the mashed potatoes and add resins and nuts in the middle and remake them into balls.

Lightly shallow fly the balls until golden brown and keep aside.

Fry cumin seeds and onions and make a paste with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, coriander and chili and curry powder. Add water to the paste to make into gravy.

Bring to a boil and reduce the heat and gently add the kofta balls to the gravy and cook for 15 minutes.

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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

My favorite food. Thanks for adding it here. It is hard to get a good "Malai Kofta" in the US, will try to make this myself :)

ranju 6 years ago

Hi I really tried your recipe was very nice just was so keen to get more recipes from you thank you


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wordscribe43 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

This is bar none my favorite food in the world. I've been trying to figure out how to make this forever. So, thank you!

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