Malai kofta recipe, malai kofta curry recipe
Malai kofta curry. A delicious and creamy curry made of tomatoes, vegetarian dumpling, and milk.
Malai kofta curry is a popular mughlai dish of india. Malai means cream” and kofta means dumpling. Malai kofta is made using rich ingredients like nuts and cream. Malai kofta curry is made for parties, festivals and celebrations because of its creamy and aromatic flavor.
Kofta has a crispy outer layer and a soft filling.You can either deep fry or bake them. In this recipe, I have deep fried them.There are many versions of dumplings like paneer dumpling, mixed vegetable dumpling, chicken dumpling, potato dumpling etc. You can use any dumplings to make this malai kofta curry.
Malai and kofta are prepared separately and then combined together while serving. The curry is quite simple to make, but deep frying koftas would take little time. If you want to get this curry done quickly, you can make the kofta in advance.
How to make malai kofta curry:
1. In a mixing bowl, add mashed potatoes, grated paneer, garam masala, green chillies, coriander leaves, bread crumbs and salt. Shape into small rounds.
2. Heat oil for deep frying and gently drop the balls into the hot oil. Cook in medium flame until koftas turn golden brown in color. Turn the koftas while frying to ensure even cooking.3. Pierce the tomatoes lightly with a fork and then boil it in water until its skin starts to shrink. This may take about 5 to 7 minutes. When tomatoes cool down completely, grind it to a smooth puree and set aside.4. Grind onions, garlic, green chillies, red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, cloves and cinnamon to a smooth paste.5. In another pan, heat oil and add the ground paste. Cook until the raw smell of the paste goes away. Stir occasionally.6. Add the tomato puree and cook for another three to four minutes and stir in between.7. Simmer the flame and then add milk, cream, kasuri methi and salt. Make sure you simmer the flame if not the curry will curdle. Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and give a quick stir.Add koftas just 2 minutes before serving. Malai kofta curry is ready! Serve it with naan, rotis or pulao.