Malai kofta recipe

How to make tasty malai kofta?

Malai koftas are paneer dumplings which is famous north Indian dish ! super popular Punjabi curry ! It taste delicious ,looks yummy and mouth watering dish and serves super delicious gravy ,which is so nutritious.

Malai kofta contains paneer, potatoes and veggies which packs a healthy punch and provide lots of essential vitamins which are very necessary for boosting immunity, controls blood pressure and maintains blood sugar levels and rich in calcium and here we use nuts which is full of essential mineral supplements.

Besides, these koftas can also be served as snack with tea coffee and full of energy, also helpful in weight management. so, hurry up go through this nutritious recipe !

Ingredients for malai kofta

  • 4 Large potatoes
  • Boiled 250 gms paneer
  • 50 gms maida
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • Chopped 3 Onions
  • 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 200 ml malai
  • 2 Tbsp raisins and cashew nuts
  • 50 gms cashew nuts paste
  • 1/2 Tsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1/2 Tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp kitchen king masala
  • 1 Tbsp Kasturi methi (dry Fenugreek is alternate)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar(optional)


  • Firstly,refrigerate the boiled potatoes for 4 to 6 hours (optional).
  • Then, mash the boiled potatoes, paneer, maida together and mix it well
  • Now ,add salt, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Then cut the raisins and cashew nuts into very small pieces and add sugar(optional)
  • Now, heat up the oil for frying.
  • Then roll out the balls from the dough you prepared and stuff the dry fruit mixture inside the balls .
  • Now ,fry the koftas .

Gravy preparation

  • Secondly fry some onion, ginger garlic paste and tomato paste.
  • Then, mix the cashew paste in 1/2 cup milk
  • Then add all the dry masala into the paste and saute
  • Add and a half cup of water and simmer the gravy till it’s done.
  • Then add malai and kasturi methi.
  • Stir the gravy till the oil starts separating
  • Lastly put the fried koftas into the gravy and serve hot with chapatis.

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