About Malai Kofta Recipe: The most sought after vegetarian dish at restaurants and dinner parties, Malai koftas are soft balls made of paneer/cottage cheese, dipped in creamy, spicy gravy. This Holi special recipe of Malai kofta here is exclusively curated by the restaurant Desi Vibes, has koftas made with mashed potatoes along with paneer and dunked in rich creamy gravy with a slight spicy taste. This melt in the mouth, quick and easy Malai Kofta recipe is the perfect one for your Holi party at home.
Ingredients of Holi Special Malai Kofta
4 Large potatoes, boiled
250 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
50 gms maida
1 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
200 ml malai or cream
2 tbsp raisins and cashew nuts
50 gms cashew nuts paste
1/2 tsp haldi
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp kitchen king masala
1 tbsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek)
to taste salt
1 tbsp sugar
How to Make Holi Special Malai Kofta
Prepare the Koftas:
1.Refrigerate the boiled potatoes for 4 to 6 hours as this makes it easy to cook koftas.
2.Mash the boiled potatoes and paneer along with maida. The mix should not be too hard or too soft. Add salt, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
3.Cut the raisins and cashew nuts into very small pieces and add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the mix.
4.Heat up the oil for deep frying.
5.Roll out the balls from the dough you prepared and stuff the dry fruit mix in the center.
6.Fry the koftas and if they break in hot oil then dust them with dry maida before putting them in.
Prepare the gravy:
1.Fry some onion, ginger-garlic paste and tomato paste.
2.Mix the cashew nut paste with 2 tablespoon of warm milk and pour it into the paste.
3.Except for kasuri methi, add all the dry masala into the paste and saute till the oil separates itself.
4.Add half a cup of water and simmer the gravy till it's done.
5.Add cream/malai along with a tablespoon of sugar and kasuri methi.
6.Simmer the gravy till the oil starts separating and once it's done, put the fried koftas into the gravy.