Malai kofta is the rich and creamy gravy with loads of cream and paneer, is famous in India. I tried this gravy in restaurants and here in our friends house, but i haven't tried myself before. I thought it would be a long process to do this gravy and koftas, but i came to know very smooth and easy to cook in 30 minutes from my friends Mriganayani and in Gulmohar Nostalgia's page. This is the first time am trying the Malai Kofta and it came out perfect.
I would like to tell something about Mriganayani, She is having the special quality of good hands in cooking. She is the first one gave me an award for my blog to appreciate the new bloggers. It was great surprise for me on that day and also felt very happy for her appreciation. Gulmohar and Nostalgia are my good friends, they are very sweet persons and friendly.They got nice blog with eye candy pictures of recipes. After i started to blogging got my dearest and best friends in my life, am feeling soo happy on this.
Here is the Recipe for you:
1.Boiled and skinned Potato - 1 big
2.Finely chopped carrot - 5 tbsp
3.Finely chopped Beans - 5 tbsp
4.Green Peas - 3 tbsp
5.Paneer - 2 tbsp
6.Salt - to taste
7.Garam Masala - 1 tsp
8.Canola oil for deep frying
9.All purpose flour for rolling if necessary
1.Sliced Onions - 2 medium
2.Chopped Tomatoes - 2 no's
3.Ginger - 1 tbsp
4.Garlic - 5 pods
5.Cashew nuts - 6 whole nuts
6.Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
7.Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
8.Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
9.Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
10.Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
11.Salt - to taste
12.Oil - 1 tbsp
13.Low Fat Cream - 1/2 cup
First Soak the Poppy seeds and Cashew nuts in the water and then start your cooking process.
1.Boil and peel the potatoes in one bowl, mash it with the help of fork.
2.Boil the green peas, finely chop the carrot and beans and fry the 3 veggies in little bit of oil in the pan to get rid of the moisture in the veggies.
3.Meanwhile make the paneer out of the milk (Out of 250 ml of milk i got 2 tbsp of paneer, thats enough for my kofta) If you think need more means you can use extra milk.
4.It's an easy process just make the milk to boil and add little bit of lemon juice instantly milk starts to curdle squeeze the water out with the help of cheese or cotton clothes.
5.Now add all the veggies, garam masala, salt, and paneer into the mashed Potato and mix it well.Make small balls out of it and keep it aside in the plate.
6.Heat oil in the pan and deep fry those balls till golden brown no need to wait for long time.
7.If the balls get spread out in the oil means just roll the balls in the cake flour or all purpose flour and then deep fry it.
8.Now drain the oil in the kitchen towel and keep it aside.
1.Dry roast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds in the frying pan till the aroma comes out and grind it to fine powder.
2.Heat 1 tsp of oil in the same pan, Saute the sliced onions, ginger and garlic.
3.Then add the chopped tomatoes and salt, Braise it well till it turns pulpy.
4.Follow with turmeric powder and red chilli powder, leave it to cook.
5.Allow the mixture to cool and grind it nicley to fine paste.
6.Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the same pan and pour the grinded paste, allow it to cook in medium flame till the oil separates around the edges.
7.Meanwhile grind the poppy seeds and cashew nuts to fine paste.
8.Now add the roasted cumin n coriander powder to the gravy. After 5 mts add the cashew paste and mix it well.
9.After the oil separates around the edges take off the pan from the fire and add the low fat or heavy cream to the gravy.
10.Transfer the gravy to the serving bowl and before serving add the fried koftas.
11.Now the delicious and Yummy Malai Kofta is ready to serve with rotis or with Pulao.
12.We enjoyed this yummy and creamy Malai Kofta with peas pulao for our yesterday's dinner.
1.The gravy should be in thick consistency, if you like to add little bit of hot water it is fine but don't add the koftas into the gravy it will turns soggy immediately.
2.Try to add the koftas just before serving then only it will be crispy or else it will turns soggy.
3.By adding the roasted cumin and coriander seeds powder into the gravy it gives nice aroma.
4.I used only low fat cream for the gravy.