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Old 02-07-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Talking Malai Kofta-The Indian speciality.

Malai kofta is a very delicious dish(my favourite too) made generally on special occasions.It goes great with naan or tandoori roti.(For naan recipe pls visit my blog-
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For Kofta:
1 cup boiled mash potatoes
1 cup mash paneer(grated)
2 tsp cilantro (finely chopped)
1 tsp coriander powder
4-5 cashew nuts
1/4 tsp salt
1 green chilly finely chopped.
Oil for frying.
4 tablespoon oil
1 tsp cumin seed
2 medium onions,chopped
2 medium tomatoes
1 tsp shredded ginger
1 green chilly
1 tablespoon coriander powder.
1 tsp cumin powder.
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 cup cream
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tsp cilantro finely chopped.
Salt to taste.

Add salt to boiled and mashed potato
Keep aside.
Mix all the other ingredients for the kofta into a paste(thick).
Make rounds of the potato dough
And place a little of the prepared mixture in the center of each round.
Seal the edges and shape into koftas
Deep fry each kofta till golden brown.
Drain and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.Fry onions till translucent.
Now add ginger,green chilly and and tomatoes and fry it until tomatoes are soft.
Add cumin powder and fry for 1 min.
Now cool the mixture and grate it in grinder.
Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
Put cumin seeds until the splutter.Now add grated mixture in it.
Add remaining masalas.let the mixture cook for 5 min(or once gravy starts thickening)
Now add cream in it so that the gravy thickens more.Mix in some water if necessary.
When the gravy comes to a boil,Add the koftas
Garnish with coriander leaves.
The koftas should be put in just before eating the dish else they will turn soggy.
Serve hot with naan or tandoori roti.


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Old 02-07-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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We went to an indian restaurant, and orderd 2 dishes. By accident they brought us this. We told them that we ordered something else,so they got us what we ordered, but decided to leave this dish with us since it had already been made. We tasted it and loved it. Now , we always order this dish as one of our favorites.

Thanks for the recipe, Ill be sure to try it ,


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Old 02-08-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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this sounds so yummy. printing it out to make the next time I do curry. thanks for posting.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:39 PM   #4
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thanks, I've got it bookmarked.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:02 PM   #5
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