Make Delicious Malai Kofta At Home

New Delhi: Malai Kofta is a delicious dish of fried balls of potato and paneer in a rich and creamy mild gravy made with sweet onions and tomatoes.


For Koftas

  • 250 gms/ 1 cup paneer
  • 3 medium potatoes, boiled
  • ½ cup mixed dry fruits, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • corn flour to roll
  • oil to deep fry

For onion tomato puree

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

For final gravy

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 cardamom
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • prepared onion tomato puree
  • ½ cup cashew nut paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp cream on top


  1. In a bowl add paneer, potato, mixed nuts, garam masala, and salt & mix well.
  2. Make lemon size balls, roll them into corn flour and deep fry them until turn golden brown in colour.
  3. For onion and tomato puree heat oil in a kadhai and add onion, and ginger garlic paste. Saute until turns light brown in colour.
  4. Add tomato and all spices and cook until it starts leaving oil from the edges. Remove and make a smooth paste in a blender.
  5. In another pan splutter all whole spices. Pour prepared puree, little water, garam masala and cashew nut paste. Allow it to cool for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add koftas and serve immediately. Top it up with fresh cream.

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