One of the favorite vegetarian foods is Malai Kofta. Be it in some party or eating out at restaurants, Malai Kofta is one food that everyone loves. This rich, creamy dish is mouth-watering, and one could even prepare Paneer Malai Kofta to enhance the taste. This dish is slightly sweet and is served in festivals, special occasions and house parties as well. The best part about it is it can be prepared quickly and without much effort, you can serve this delicious food to everyone. It’s also a great alternative to the usual paneer dishes that vegetarians have like Kadai Paneer or Matar Paneer. We will discuss how to prepare Malai Kofta, and you can cook it quickly and serve it with Naan at parties.
Ingredients required to cook Malai Kofta
To prepare this creamy delicious meal, the following ingredients will be necessary: boiled potatoes, Paneer or cottage cheese, Maida, Coriander leaves, onions, ginger, garlic paste, tomatoes, Malai or cream, cashew nuts, raisins, cashew nuts paste, turmeric, red chili powder, Kasturi Methi, kitchen king masala, salt, and sugar. Once you have the ingredients, let us see how to prepare Koftas.
How to make Koftas?
After you have boiled the potatoes, refrigerate it for 4 to 6 hours because it becomes easy to cook it. The boiled potatoes have to be mashed with Maida and Paneer. Make sure that the balls are not soft nor too hard. Also, make a point to add salt and chopped coriander leaves to enhance the taste. Also, cut the dry fruits (here, we have used cashews and raisins) in small pieces and add some sugar cubes to it.
Meanwhile, you can let the oil heat in the vessel. The mashed potato, Maida, and Paneer have to be rolled out into a ball, and the dry fruits have to be added to it. Before adding the Koftas to the hot oil, make sure you put some dry Maida on it so it doesn’t break. After you have fried the balls, keep it aside, and we will move forward to make the gravy.
For the gravy, you will have to fry the onion, ginger, garlic, and tomato. After you have cooked it for some time and the onions have given out water, become brown, take the entire mixture outside, and make it paste with a mixer. After you have blended it properly, pour the paste into the vessel and add some cashew nut paste in it as well. You can add the masalas now and sauté it. If you want some more gravy, you can add some water and check the consistency as per your need. After the gravy has simmered for some time, you will have to add some cream or Malai to it. This is going to make your gravy even creamier and tastier. After adding cream, add some sugar and Kasturi Methi to it. Let the gravy simmer for some more time; you will see the oil separate from the gravy after few minutes. This is when you will have to add the fried Koftas and boil it for 3-4 minutes.
Make sure you serve the Malai Kofta with hot Chapatis, and it’s going to taste great!