Thursday, March 19, 2009

Malai Kofta: Delicious Veggie Balls and Gravy

This is a twist in my blog - A recipe. I am not a hard core cook yet I try to experiment with some different things. So, I tried Malai Kofta last evening. It looked so tempting (tasty as well)....:). Here is its close-up in the right side. It took around 2 hrs preparation to make it, but it was worth. Everybody liked it. You also want to try it at home? Following is the recipe for 4-6 people:

Ingredients for Koftas(Balls):

6 potatoes
2 heaped tbsp each of crumbled paneer,
khoya and thick malai
4-5 cashewnuts chopped
2-3 finely chopped green chillies
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red-chilli powder
Salt To Taste
3 tbsp cooking oil/ghee
Oil for frying the koftas

Ingredients for Gravy:

3 medium onions,chopped
3 large tomatoes
1 tsp red-chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp powdered poppy seeds
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp ground peanuts/cashewnuts

How to start:
  1. Boil the potatoes.
  2. Peel, mash and add salt to taste.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. Mix Paneer, Khoya, and all masala powders to make the filling.
  5. Make rounds of the potato mash and place a little filling in the center of each round.
  6. Seal the edges and shape into rounds. Deep fry each kofta till golden brown.
  7. Blend together the onions, tomatoes, the poppy seeds to make paste. After that add some crushed groundnuts in the paste.
  8. Fry the paste in 3 tbsp of oil till brown and the oil begins to separate.
  9. Add the masala powders.
  10. Add the sugar
  11. The gravy will begin to thicken.
  12. You can also add some malai to thicken it some more.
  13. Mix in some water if necessary.
  14. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the koftas.
  15. Heat through and serve the malai kofta.
  16. Garnish with corriander and paneer/cheese.
  17. For Koftas to be crunchy, put them in gravy just 5 mins before eating.
Feel free to contact me, in case of any queries.


CutePriya said...

That's so tempting...would love to try it...Believe me I am a real foodie who loves cooking as much as eating...Thanks for the recepie...Will surely try it out...keep us posted with such great recepies...

Priya :)

Megha Chhatbar said...

Thanks Priya!

Sandy said...

It looks really delicious! I've been trying a lot of different foods lately and this looks like a good candidate.

Megha Chhatbar said...

You'll like it...Its somewhat sweet and spicy...:)

Kcalpesh said...

Yummy. That used to be my favorite once..... Still is somewhat.... :-) Tastes Awsome with Kulchhas! Ain't it?