Monday, January 7, 2013

Malai kofta


Serves : 3 people

Ingredients:
For kofta-
  • 250 gm grated Paneer(cottage cheese)
  • 2 medium size boiled potato(mashed) 
  • 250 gm chopped carrot
  • 250 gm green peas
  • 250  gm grated cauliflower
  • 150 gm corn (you can add any vegetables whatever you like)
  • 1 handful chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 pinch garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 red chili powder
  • 2 chopped green chili
  • 2 tablespoon chopped nuts(cashews,almonds,rasines)
  • salt to taste
  • All purpose flour for coating
For gravy-
  • 2 medium size chopped onion
  • 2 medium size chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 120 gm heavy cream
  • I pinch yellow food color(optional)
  • 2 cloves and 2 green cardamom
  • 6 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
Directions:
For kofta-

  1. Mix well all ingredients in a bowl except flour.
  2. Divide dough into small balls.
  3. Dip each ball into dry flour to coat.
  4. Deep fry each ball until golden brown.
  5. Drain koftas on paper towels.
  6. Keep koftas in a bowl.
For Gravy-
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Split cumin seeds,cloves and cardamom.
  3. Add onion,fry until golden
  4. Now add ginger garlic paste and all above ingredients except cream.
  5. Stir fry until raw smell is gone.
  6. Pour fried masala into grinder or mixer.
  7. Make smooth paste,try not to add too much water during grinding.
  8. Pour paste in a deep pan.
  9. Add salt,1 cup water,bring it to boil.
  10. Add 6-8 tablespoon fresh cream on top.
  11. Turn off heat.
  12. At the time of serving pour gravy on top of koftas.
  13. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.
Enjoy mouth watering malai koftas "jo dil ko chhu jaye".

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