Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a delicious recipe where kofta is dipped/served in rich and creamy gravy. It is a North Indian specialty.


Cooking Time: 20-25 mins

Preparation Time: 20-25 mins
Serve: 3-4
Cuisine: North Indian


For Kofta:

Paneer: 100 gms

Potato: 1 medium(boiled & mashed)
Peas: 1/4 cup(blanched and semi mashed)
Garam masala: 1/2 tsp
Cornflour: 1-2 tbsp
Salt to test
Coriander leaves:1 tbsp(finely chopped)
Oil for deep frying

For gravy:

Onion: 2 large(finely chopped)

Tomato: 2 large(Finely chopped))
Cashew: 10-12
Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp
Turmeric pwd: 1/4 tsp
Coriander pwd: 3/4 tsp
Cumin pwd: 1 tsp
Garan masala: 1 tsp
Chilli pwd: 1/4 tsp


For Kofta:

  1. Mix the potato, paneer and peas.
  2. Add the garam masala, salt, chopped coriander leaves, cornflour and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into small size ball.
  4. Heat oil in pan/kadai and deep fry those ball
For Gravy:

  1. Heat  1-2 tsp oil in pan and saute the paneer for a min and transfer it to hot water (this keeps paneer soft)
  2. Soak the cashew in warm water for 15-20 min and then make a fine past
  3. Heat  1-2 tsp oil in pan and add chopped onion, saute for 2-4 min then add chopped tomato and saute for 2-4 min.
  4. Cool down onion tomato mixture and then grind it
  5. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in pan and add ginger garlic past cook for min then add onion tomato paste and all dry powders and cook for 6-7 min.
  6. Add cashew paste mix well and cook for another 5 mins.
  7. Add water as per your desire thickness and cook for few mins.
  8. Now place kofta in serving bowl and pour the gravy over it.
  9. Serve with paratha/rice/pulao.


Can add milk/cream in gravy to give more creamy texture.

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