Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is an Indian dish consists of Malai means cream and kofta means stuffed balls. You will find various types of kofta recipes. Here is a vegetarian version of malai kofta. This dish is served with Paratha/Naan/Roti.


Malai Kofta

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


  • 1 1/4 Cup Boiled And Mashed Potato
  • 1/2 Cup Mawa
  • 1/2 Cup Paneer
  • 1 Tbsp Black Currents
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Tsp Clove Powder
  • 2 Small Onions
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 7-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Tbsp Oil + For Frying
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • Salt


For Kofta:

  • Boil potatoes and mash them.
  • Divide then in 8 parts. Make balls.
  • Grate paneer and half the mawa.
  • Mix together grated paneer, mawa, black currents, coriander leaves, sugar, salt.
  • Mix it well.
  • Divide them in 8 parts. Make balls.
  • Take one potato ball, make a space in the middle and stuff it with paneer, mawa ball. Close it properly.
  • Make all the koftas.
  • Roll the above balls in corn flour.
  • Deep fry the balls.

For The Gravy:

  • Chop onion and green chilies.
  • In a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and saute onion, garlic cloves, fennel seeds, green chilies, green cardamoms.
  • Blend it in blender to make puree along with remaining mawa .
  • In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil. Add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds starts to sputter, add asafoetida.
  • Add the puree.
  • Add heavy cream.
  • Add clove powder, salt.
  • Let it come to a boil.


Keep the gravy and fried koftas separately untill serving.  

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