December 02, 2012

Malai Kofta

Ingredients:

For Koftas:
Paneer - 100 gms
Bread slices - 2
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

For gravy:
Onion - 2
Ginger garlic paste -  1 tbsp
Tomatoes - 200 gms
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp

For garnishing:
Coriander leaves

Method:

Kofta:

  • Knead the paneer with hands till the grains disappear. Add  bread slices which are soaked and squeezed from water and salt and pepper. 
  • Make a dough. Divide them into 7-8 equal portions and make them into balls.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry them in medium flame till golden brown.
  • Keep aside.
Gravy:
  • Finely chop onions and tomatoes.
  • Heat ghee in pressure cooker, add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Fry till onions are transparent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric and sugar.
  • Add 1 cup of water and close the lid, cook  for 3 whistles.
  • Remove from fire. When the steam releases, pass through sieve or blend in a blender  and stain.
  • Cook the puree again , add lemon juice, cream and garam masala. Cook another 3 minutes and remove from fire.
  • Add koftas before serving.
  • Lastly garnish with coriander leaves.


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