Monday, June 11, 2012

MALAI KOFTA


Delicious and rich malai koftas with the stuffing of dry fruits... a dish to die for. 
Ingredients:
Onions ....... 2 (chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste .... 1 tsp.
Breadcrumbs ......... .. 2 tbsp
Tomato puree........... 2-3 tbsp.
Potatoes .................... 3 (boiled and mashed)
Almonds ................... 1/2 cup
Cashews .................. 1/4 cup
Raisins ..................... 10 -12
Milk powder ........... 250 gms
Kasoori methi powder........ 1 tsp. (microwave for 1/2 min. and crush it)
Garam masala....1 tsp.
Cream .......... 2-3 tbsp.
Vinegar or lime juice
Oil
Salt to taste

Method:
1. In a pan, fry the onions to a golden brown colour.
2. Add ginger-garlic paste and 1 cup water and simmer it to cook.
3. Let it cool and then grind it.

4. Take the milk powder in a big vessel, add about 1 litre water and let it boil.
5. Add the vinegar and let it curdle. Strain the paneer well and let it cool.
6. Now mix the paneer, boiled potato, breadcrumbs and salt.Mash it well.
7. Chop a few almonds, pistachios and raisins.

8. Take a little portion on your palm, flatten it and fill with the chopped nuts and roll them in a round or long shape.

9. Deep fry the koftas.
10. Grind the almond and cashews to a smooth paste adding 1 cup water.
11. Take a pan, add a little oil and fry the ground mixture and the onion paste. Saute and add the tomato puree.Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring in between.
12. Stir in the cream and sprinkle the garam masala and kasoori methi powder.
13. Just before serving set the koftas in a flat dish and pour the gravy over them.

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks Vimitha, definitely a party dish

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  2. So rich & creamy ... delicious Malai Kofta!!!

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  3. hey shobha,

    this looks great.. making paneer from milk powder!!!!!! never thought about it....must try this out..


    thanks,
    pb

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    1. It comes out superb.. do try it sometime

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  4. Hi Shobha, The koftas are looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day ...Regards, Sonia !!!

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    1. Nice to hear that Sonia.. make and share the pics

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  5. thank you Shobha for linking this dish to the event looks wonderful

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  6. you made paneer from milk powder ? Wow... koftas look finger licking good.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri.. I learnt this in Nigeria as we did not get any Indian stuff there.. everything had to be made at home

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  7. Malai kofta is one of my favorite dishes and looks yum.

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