Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta Balls

Malai Kofta Recipe

Made using Mastercook Maida, Malai kofta is a hugely popular and delicious kofta curry where in potato paneer balls are dunked in a rich creamy gravy.

Servings - 6
Difficulty Level - Medium
Preparation Time - 90 Mins
Cook Time - 50 Mins


  • 500 grams of master cook Maida
  • 250ml milk
  • 7 grams active dry yeast
  • 50 grams sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup paneer
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp maida
  • Oil for frying balls
  • To prepare sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 garlic pods
  • A piece of ginger
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dhaniya jeera powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf


  • In a bowl, add boiled potatoes, paneer, salt, coriander leaves and maida and combine well.
  • Prepare small balls and deep fry in hot oil. You can even shallow fry or bake it.
  • Boil onion, tomato, garlic and ginger and cashew nuts.
  • Once cool down grind it to a smooth puree.
  • In a pan add cumin, bay leaf and cardemom
  • Now add puree. Also add turmeric powder, dhaniya jeera powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well.
  • Once done, dunk the koftaa in it.
  • Top it with fresh cream and serve along with roti or pratha or naan.

Tips for Cooking

  • Serve the Dish immediately.
  • Fry the Dough until it turn Crispy

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