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Malai Kofta Recipe

Another rich creamy and mild curry with a hint of sweetness and loads of luxury nuts. Essentially Koftas are spiced paneer and potato balls of lime-size fried in oil. Malai in Hindi means rich cream. Malai koftas are flavoursome balls soaked in rich creamy gravy that taste heavenly and prepared for weddings and similar extravagant occasions. A treat for your loved ones, if you don’t mind the calories it packed with! Let’s dive then?

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For Gravy:
125 gms. Cream
75 gms. khoya or paneer
150 ml. Milk
50 gms. Cashew nuts
3 tsp. white pepper powder
2 1/2 tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. grated ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. garlic crushed
1" cinnamon
6 cloves
6 cardamoms
Pinch of salt to taste
3 tbsp. Ghee

For Kofta:
50 gms. Khoya
50 gms. Paneer
5 medium potatoes
20 gms. Cashew Nuts
20 gms. Raisins
4-5 green chillies chopped fine
1/2 tsp. ginger grated
1 tsp. coriander chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
salt to taste

To garnish:
1 tbsp. grated cheese or paneer
1 tbsp. chopped coriander

Preparing Koftas:
Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them.
Mix together all the ingredients except raisins and cashews.
Take a ping-pong ball sized dough in hand.
Flatten. Place 2-3 cashews and raisins in the centre and shape into a ball.
Repeat for remaining dough and keep aside.

Making Gravy:
Roast the cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves together.
Dry grind and keep aside. Wet grind all the other ingredients, except ghee, to a paste.
Heat ghee in a skillet, add powdered spices and fry for 2-3 seconds.
Add paste and fry further for 5-7 minutes stirring well.
Add 2 cups of water and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
Warm the koftas either in the oven or on the tava.

You can deep fry the koftas also.
To serve, place warm koftas in a casserole.
Either pour boiling hot gravy on the koftas or pour and bake in a hot oven of 5 minutes.
Garnish with grated cheese and chopped coriander.
Serve hot with naan or parathas.

If you are conscious about your calorie intake, don't fry in oil as mentioned in optinal step above.

Enjoy with tandoor naan for ultimate flavour meal. 

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