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Vegetarian Creamy Balls (Malai Kofta)

Vegetarian Creamy Balls (Malai Kofta)
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time

30 - 35 Mins

4 - 5
Malai Kofta is fabulous, delicious, mouth-watering, creamy, savoury dish for the vegetarians. Malai refers to cream and the kofta are deep fried veggie balls, that are submerged into this creamy gravy that is seasoned with aromatic spices. Malai kofta are ideal to serve with rice and salad for a tasty meal.
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Source:  Chef Shireen Anwar in Masala Mornings on Masala TV Channel
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  • For kofta:
  • Potatoes (boiled and mashed) 250 gm
  • Cottage cheese (grated) 200 gm
  • Egg (beaten) 1/2
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves (chopped) 1 tbsp
  • All spice 3/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Mint leaves (chopped) 2 tbsp
  • Flour (to coat koftas) 2 tbsp
  • Flour 3 tbsp
  • For gravy:
  • Onion (grinded) 1 large
  • Cashew nuts 10
  • Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • All spice 1 tsp
  • Dry fenugreek leaves 1 tsp
  • Green cardamom (grinded) 1/2 tsp
  • Melon seeds (grinded) 2 tbsp

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Cooking Directions

  1. For kofta:

  2. Mix grated cheese, mashed potatoes, finely chopped mint leaves, salt, chilli powder, all spice and flour with half beaten egg.

  3. Mix well and make into balls, roll each ball in dry flour.

  4. Deep fry 3 to 4 koftas at a time and keep aside.

  5. For gravy:

  6. Heat oil, add grinded onion and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.

  7. Add salt, chilli powder, all spice, with 1/4 cup water and fry well.

  8. Then add grinded melon seeds and cashew nut paste with yogurt, fry for 5 minutes.

  9. Now add cream and milk with 1 1/2 cup of water for gravy.

  10. Add dry fenugreek leaves and boil for 2 minutes.

  11. Lastly add green cardamom powder and fried koftas.

  12. Simmer for just 1 minute, remove in a dish.

  13. Serve garnish with coriander leaves.

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Comments posted by users for Vegetarian Creamy Balls (Malai Kofta) recipe:

  1. nice try ,economical dishes with delicious taste

    on Jan 1 2013 10:40AM Report Abuse SUMAIRA G HUSSAIN

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