Monday, September 16, 2013

Mughlai Malai Kofta Curry

Know What U Eat: Malai Kofta- A very well known Mughlai dish.Mughlai food is characterized by rich and creamy curry which have a distinct aroma and taste of ground and whole spices. This Super soft raisin stuffed cottage cheese dumplings in a rich creamy tomato gravy, a main course dish paired along with crispy roti/ nan, basmati rice with some salad. Some gravies especially Mughlai dishes like these are meant to be made in its traditional way to really enjoy it. I have given down two different methods: low-fat version by baking kofta's in the oven, also the original version of deep-frying them, and cooking it in heavy cream.


Cooking Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients for Koftas:
4 - 5 Medium Potatoes, boiled-peeled-grated
2 Thai Green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 C Paneer (cottage cheese), grated
1/2 C Carrot & Peas, partially boiled & squeezed to remove excess water
1/4 C Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 C Cornflour/ cornstarch 
1/4 C Golden Raisins + Chopped Cashew
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Fry / Spray to bake,

Gravy:
3 medium Onions,
1 C Tomato puree
1/4 C Paneer, grated
1 Tbsp, Ginger paste
1 Tbsp, Garlic Paste
2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp.Cmin powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Shah Jeera
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 C Fresh Cream / Half & Half
2 % Milk, as needed
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar to taste
Oil 3 tablespoons


Mehtod:
1.  Boil the potatoes, cool, peel and grate them. 
2.  Grate paneer. 
3. Wash all green chilies, deseed and chop them finely. 
4.  Peel carrots, grate them, add peas and some water, boil them in the microwave for 10 mins. Once done, remove excess by passing & squeezing it through a muslin cloth.
5. Peel onions cut them into halves and boil with a cup of water for ten minutes. Drain excess water, cool onions and grind them into a smooth paste. Set Aside.
6. In a bowl, mix mashed potatoes, paneer, some chopped green chilies, boiled carrot-peas, corn flour, and salt. Mix well. Divide into 20-22 equal sized balls. Stuff raisins & cashew into them. Deep fry in hot oil until slightly golden brown. Drain and keep aside. Fry one kofta and check for binding, if it breaks, add a little more cornflour. Deep fry in hot oil.
OR BAKE in a 375F pre-heat oven, by arranging & spraying oil on these koftas placing them on a cookie sheet wrapped with aluminum foil, for 10 mins. Keep a close watch, with the help of tongs, turn them once they are slightly brown on one side.
7. On the other side heat oil in a kadhai, add shahjeera, boiled onion paste and cook for five minutes. Add ginger & garlic, few chopped green chilies, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook for a minute.
8. Add tomato puree and red chili powder and cook on medium flame until oil separates from the gravy. 
9. Add half& half along with some water & bring it to a boil and simmer for ten minutes on a slow flame. Stir occasionally. 
10. Stir in fresh cream and garam masala powder. 
11. Gently put all of these koftas's in the gravy when ready to serve. Simmer for another 2 mins and enjoy this rich, creamy gravy with Nan/Roti (Indian Flat Bread.)

Mughlai Malai Kofta Curry on Foodista

70 comments:

Sanjana said...

My favourite! I can never resist malai kofta. Love the addition of raisins. Sounds perfect!

3 hungry tummies said...

What a vibrant looking dish! I can imagine how tasty this is!

~ Lopa said...

Perfect, i was just thinking what to do for today's Dinner, and here is this post.
One of my favorite dish !

So aaj malai kofta ho jaye ! :)

Happy Cook said...

Wowo this is one of the best veg kofta curry i have seen , looks so so creamy delcious.

Nithu Bala said...

My all time favourite..your look very very tempting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Finally the post opened....looks too gud,looks exactly like the ones served in restaurants!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely recipe and a great pic! yummm

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Ha u have kept ur promise and prepare the koft my dear..looks so delicious and will give a try soon:)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks awesome..i made this once..used baked koftas..love it..

Rachana Kothari said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! looks so rich n creamy... great clicks too:) Just need a naan to go with it:)

Ambika said...

Awesome! What bright and beautiful colors...your's is the best looking malai kofta I've seen in a while!

Vrinda said...

WOW Looks like restaurant bought,too tempting dear...

Pavithra said...

wow its droolworthy dear. nice click !!!

Pavithra said...

Looks gorgeous... And me too make the same way.. I love this excellent combo with indian bread and pulavs...I am hungry now .

Info Mania said...

Lovely and yummy koftas. Looks rich.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Koftas looks very soft.Nice the rich gravy.

J said...

it looks amazing.. I am hungry

Priya said...

Cant take my eyes from the click, irresistible and delicious malai kofta curry..

Deepa G Joshi said...

such yummylicious kofta curry..too good click and delicious..

Ed Schenk said...

I wouldn't miss the meat!

Angie's Recipes said...

Malai Kofta looks so delicious, esp. the gravy!! Wish I could find all the gravy ingredients!

Trendsetters said...

going to try it...sometime soon..looks lovely

Swathi said...

Sadhana and muskan,
Nice dish beautiful click too

kamalabhoopathy said...

Such a beautiful colour, love those koftas very much.

Fathima said...

Malai Kofta is my all time fav... the one you have here is soo soo soo good 'n tempting.... what a wonderful click... its making me drool..

vineetha said...

wowwwwwww this looks yummlicioussssssss

PJ said...

oh, this malai kofta looks so yummy and delicious and beautiful pics! I am drooling over my pc right now.

Nithya said...

Absolutely brilliant clicks.. they are so very tempting and yummmm.. :)

Subhashini said...

Ohh God.I feel like taking your plate and without waiting a minute i should finish this.

Gulmohar said...

Rarely miss this one, whenever I visit a restaurant :-) Looks too good. Grt job girls !

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely my fav...beautiful pic...loved it

Silpa said...

yummy. i am so hungry r8 now. i love malai kofta...

Suparna said...

truly Mughlai...looks rich and heavy ..fit for a royal feast :) nice click
tc

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice click..malai kofta looks so creamy and yummy!!

pria said...

Looks rich and creamy :)
perfect

Mriganayani said...

Oh Wow! That looks sexy! Love love the koftas! Mine was just ok - I'll follow your recipe for next time!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Malai Kofta looks mouthwatering. So very creamy and droolworthy!

Jagruti said...

Awesome and delectable malai kofta...are you inviting me or not?..;-)) beautiful pics..I think I have to make it this coming weekend..

Nostalgia said...

Looks great! I made some yesterday and will post my version tomorrow.. your dish looks great!

Preety said...

love to order this dish always when i go to Indian restaurant..love your recipe and looking too good..will try this asap

Cham said...

Creamy and rich dish for a special occasion. Beautiful!

Vaishali Sharma said...

Malai Kofta's are all time favorite! Your's looks delicious!!

Meena said...

ooh, love the koftas...look so yummy!

Mangala Bhat said...

Looks too good and delicious!I have book marked this one!

Rekha shoban said...

kofta looks yummy and wonderful presentation....im really feeling hungry now..

Jayashree said...

Your pic has me drooling.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, a professional malai kofta. Pic looks so tempting that I could have some alongwith my rotis for lunch :):)

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

~ Lopa said...

I made it for dinner, and it turned out delicious... mouth watering... My mouth is watering even now when I am thinking about it while writing hehehe

I have cooked malai kofta before also, but i guesses this was the best of all the times... used your recipe, Customized only a bit though,(sugar u see, i am a gujju after all and more than me my hubby dearest ;) hehe ) Took some photos will share them soon on my blog :)

Thanks :)

AshKuku said...

Malai Kofta Curry looks very desirable..... Sheer Ecstasy!!!!! U have not prepared it..... but it looks like u just swayed your magic wand & this magic happened..... :-)
KUDOS!!!!! I have saved it for guidance....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Shri said...

Terrific guys!And a beautiful click

Parita said...

So rich and creamy!

Tina said...

Sounds yummy and delicious with tempting clicks...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Rich and creamy malai kofta, gr8 for party menu. Looks awesome!!!

Pari said...

Looks so good, I tenjoy Mughlai cooking and this looks awesome. Incidentally I also posted a Mughlai curry.

Nags said...

that's one good looking dish! bookmarked

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks very nice,just like we get in restaurants,better than that actuallY!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

how can I not bookmark this? looks fabulous... sure to try.

Lisa said...

I'll be trying this one! I adore koftas.

Chitra said...

this looks amazing! I'm definitely taking notes and love the presentation.

Madhura Manoj said...

hmm...yum...looks great

Usha said...

Tastes just as yummy as it looks.

Usha said...

It was as yummy as it looks!

Usha said...

It's as yummy as it looks!!!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I so wanna invite myself over to ur place and be treated to this delicacy..looks awesome

swapna said...

My fav!! this looks delicious...first time here and loving every post.I love the intro you give about the recipe...

Madhavi said...

This malai-kofta looks amazing, yummoo!!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
Malai Kofta is looking mouth watering. Picture is lovely.

Supriya's Rasoi said...

malai Kofta looks delicious. I am your new follower you have a lovely space. Do visit my blog in ur spare time.l

Sk1204 said...

Tried this recipe exactly as it read. Came out yummy. Only think I changed a little was to add grinded bread crumbs to the kofta mixture. Also I wanted thinner gravy to go with the biryani hence added more water and half and half to keep the consistency thin.And omitted the heavy cream to keep it low cal.This one is a must try!

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. rich and delicious gravy.. yummy!!

 
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