Monday, 10 November 2008

Mughlai Malai Kofta ~ Award Time

From the time I have posted the picture of Naan with a Curry, there were many assumptions made by my fellow blogger friends with regards to the curry being accompanied with Naan and many eager friends are waiting for the recipe of the same.

Let me reveal the Curry which is eagerly awaited by all......Its rich Mughlai Malai Kofta!!!

Malai Kofta has always been my special curry for special Occasions due to its richness of Cream and Dry Fruits and aromatic flavours. Malai means Cream, the koftas are served in a creamy gravy. Malai Kofta taste best when accompanied with Naan or any Parathas.

For Koftas
2 Medium sized Potatoes
50g. Paneer
50g. Khoya or Baked Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon of Kish mish (Raisins)
1 Tablespoon of Chopped Kaju (Cashew nuts)
1 Teaspoon of Chopped Green Chillies
1 Tablespoon of Cornflour
1 Teaspoon of Coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Cardamom powder
Salt to taste

For Gravy
2 Medium Sized Onions
1 Small Tomato
3 Green Chillies
1/2 Cup of Khus Khus (Poppy seeds)
3 Tablespoon of Cashew nuts and Almonds
1 Tablespoon of Ginger - Garlic paste
2 Cloves
1/2 stick of Cinnamon
1/2 Tablespoon of Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder
1 Badiyan (Star Aniseed)
1 Javantri
1 Tablespoon of Cream
1 Teaspoon of Coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Garam Masala powder
Salt to taste
For Garnishing
Chopped Dry Fruits

For Koftas
1. Boil the potatoes and mash them finely. Now grate the paneer. If using Ricotta cheese instead of Khoya bake the same in Microwave, the cheese will crumble and it will be like Khoya.
2. Mix paneer and khoya / Baked Ricotta cheese along with chopped green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt,
Cardamom powder, cashew nuts and kish mish.
3. Add cornflour to mash potatoes and a pinch of salt, be careful with the salt as we have already added salt in paneer and khoya mixture.
4. Make shape the potato mixture like a bowl / Katori and stuff the paneer and khoya mixture in it and close the potato mixture and make a round koftas.
5. Deep fry these koftas in oil. Keep aside the koftas.

For Gravy
6. Soak poppy seeds in water till they are soft. Now blend Onions, Almonds, Cashew nuts, soaked Poppy seeds and Green chillies in to a smooth paste.
7. Blend tomato in to a puree, I have used only one tomato as I didn't wanted to change the colour of my gravy in to red.
8. Heat ghee / Oil and add cloves, Badiyan, Javantri, Cinnamon stick. Once you start getting the smell of these whole masalas add Ginger - Garlic paste and saute them for 1/2 minute.
9. Add Onion, dry fruit and poppy seed paste to it and saute till the mixture turns light pink in colour.
10. Add tomato pure, coriander powder, turmeric powder and saute till oil / ghee starts leaving the sides of the vessel.
11. Add salt, cream and garam masala powder and mix in the gravy. If the gravy is too thick add 1/2 cup of water. And the gravy is not thick add more cream to give a thick consistency.
12. When the gravy is cooked, before serving place the koftas in the serving bowl and spread the gravy on top of it. Garnish with chopped dry fruits, Coriander and Cream.

Serve it with
Naan or any Parathas.

Its Award Time.......

Lubna, Malar and New Blogger Friend Vidhas has shared with me ''Inspirational Award''

I would like to share the same with my fellow blogger friends..

Ramya Vijaykumar
Lakshmi Venkatesh

Lubna has also showered me with Perfect Blend of Friendship Award, Butterfly Award, Chocoholic Award and Good Job Award....Thanks Lubna for considering me for these awards...


Laavanya 10 November 2008 at 16:29  

The Malai Kofta looks so delicious, rich and creamy. I have't made this at home before but have been meaning to..

Congrats on your awards and thank you so much for passing it to me - very sweet of you.

Unknown 10 November 2008 at 17:32  

oooh looks so perfect and creamy dear yum yum yummy

Priya Suresh 10 November 2008 at 17:44  

Delicious malai kofta drooling now here..mouthwatering dish dear.

Thanks for sharing ur award with me..glad to get from u...

Mahimaa's kitchen 10 November 2008 at 18:12  

woww... so rich and yummy... will bookmark it for future reference.

Anonymous,  10 November 2008 at 18:23  

the rich creamy gravy is absolutely mouth watering....will surely try it sometime soon...

Deepthi Shankar 10 November 2008 at 18:24  

those koftas look really delicious .. very rich N creamy .. Thanks so much for sharing the award with me dear .. Congrtas to you too

CurryLeaf 10 November 2008 at 18:50  

Rich,creamy,heavenly.The recipe is first time.I love it.But it definitely involves a lot of work,ofcourse the effort is worth it.Lovely.

Unknown 10 November 2008 at 19:20  

The malai kofta looks rich, creamy and delicious...congrats on your award :-)

Vikis Kitchen 10 November 2008 at 19:34  

Hi, this kofta looks yummy .congrats on all your awards.Moreover, I have a gift for you. (May be a repetition, but I feel like sharing this with you ...because U inspire me a lot).

Yasmeen 10 November 2008 at 21:16  

Koftas in luscious gravy are best complements with Naan.
Congrats on the fitting award and Thanks a lot for passing the award to me:)

maimoona 10 November 2008 at 21:23  

Malai koftas is one of my favourite curries,I was looking for its recipe.
Glad to find it in your blog.
And must say u have a great blog with great recipes.

raaji 10 November 2008 at 21:56  

This sure must have tasted heavenly as it has a lot of ingredients.....very rich purva.

Sunshinemom 10 November 2008 at 21:58  

Wow, Purva! These looks so rich and delicious:)

Recipeswap 10 November 2008 at 22:59  

Love the creamy gravy,the koftas look good just as it is too.

Ramya Vijaykumar 11 November 2008 at 03:18  

Congrats for the award and thanks for the generosity... Baked Cheese that sounds great mmm just love malai koftas they have turned out perfect and looks wickedly delicious...

Sagari 11 November 2008 at 04:01  

looks very rich purva

Uma 11 November 2008 at 06:12  

malai kofta looks so good Purva! Tempting picture. Congrats on all the awards.

Vijitha 11 November 2008 at 06:48  

Looks so soft n nice purva!! this is one of my fav gravy for butter naan!! yummmy!

Unknown 11 November 2008 at 08:31  

Malai Kofta looks very rich and delicious. Mouth watering. Congrats on ur award dear. And Thanks a lot for passing this on to me also.

Unknown 11 November 2008 at 08:33  

Btw : I tried your naan recipe and it came out perfect and wonderful.

Jaishree Iyer 11 November 2008 at 09:16  

The MalaiKoftalooksdelicious,perfect and creamy purva.Congrats on your awards.

Bhawana 11 November 2008 at 09:54  

Congrates for ur award dear. n ur malai kofta recipe is very good. I bookmarked it. looks very tempting nad mouthwatering.

lubnakarim06 11 November 2008 at 15:07  

Wow looks rich, creamy, tempting and yummy.

TNL 11 November 2008 at 17:06  

I just have to try out your Kofta recipe...I always order this at an Indian restaurant...time for me to make it at home!

also, thank you for the award, how nice of you!


Sum Raj 11 November 2008 at 18:01  

malai kofta looks delicicus and rich..congrates on ur awards..

Madhavi 11 November 2008 at 18:32  

Oh my fav dish, malai kofta looks delicious, jus yummmmm!!!

Unknown 12 November 2008 at 00:00  

Nice entry Dear.. looks perfect..

Ramya Vijaykumar 12 November 2008 at 01:21  

Hey Purva I have something for at

Gita Jaishankar 12 November 2008 at 03:01  

The malai kofta looks so rich and creamy. I never made this before, the photos have tempted me soo much, now I have to make it soon :)

Mandira 12 November 2008 at 03:44  

the malai kofta looks delicious!

Malar Gandhi 12 November 2008 at 20:42  

Creamy and very it!

Sukanya Yogesh 13 November 2008 at 03:06  

Malai kofta is something I always love to order when I go to the restaurants. The malai kofta made by you looks awesome Purva....Iam sure you guys must have enjoyed a lot eating restaurant style at home.

ST 13 November 2008 at 08:24  

The Malai Kofta looks very delicious,Perfect , rich and creamy.

Srikitchen 13 November 2008 at 09:49  

Join in the Sweet Event going in my blog!

Manasi 13 November 2008 at 12:31  

I'm so craving a creamy malai kofta now. we make it with a little bit if kaddu...but this version looks sinfully delicious! thanks for dropping in on my blog and the nice words, purva.

Adlak's tiny world 13 November 2008 at 13:15  

lip smacking koftas and congrats for the award dear.

check out mine too for a sweet surprise.

Anonymous,  13 November 2008 at 16:13  

Congrats for the award dear. The koftas look so lip smackingly delicious. This is on my menu for this weekend for sure

Uj 14 November 2008 at 12:33  

Malai kofta looks rich and sinful.. and perfect in every way :)

Gopi Shah 15 November 2008 at 18:14  

Hi Purva, ur Malai Kofta looks perfect!! Thanks for dropping in my blog and ur kind words.

ARCHANA 23 November 2008 at 02:31  

thanks for dropping by my blog purva...
you have a very intresting blog with yummy recipes...will be regular on your blog from now on...

Unknown 2 March 2009 at 03:07  

I tried the recipe. It came out very well. Only thing is I cannot make the potato bowls was very sticky to make the bowls..Instead i mixed grated potato and paneer with corn flour, stuffed khoya inside and deep fried them...It was so delicious that everybody that it had the restaurant finish..thanks to purva..

Purva Desai 2 March 2009 at 05:57  

Soma, I am glad that you tried this dish and everyone enjoyed at ur place. Adding grated potato and paneer along with cornflour was a nice solution for making koftas.


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