The long-lived myth that vegans don’t have many delicious dishes is long gone. If you are a vegetarian then you will love the delicious Malai Kofta dish. Basically, Malai Kofta is a veggie dish which can also be served as a non-veg dish. Malai which means cream (basically curry in Indian dish) and Kofta which are dumplings balls which are prepared out of potatoes or vegies like carrot, peas, capsicum and for paneer (cottage cheese) lovers you can make dumpling balls out of paneer (cottage cheese). The Malai or gravy can also be prepared with different ingredients to make it taste like you love it.
Not just that, if you wish to add in nuts like cashew to make it sweet you can, adding different spices to give the Malai a little spicy whereas you can keep the dumpling sweet to enjoy a warm spicy and sweet dish anytime. Malai Kofta is a dish that can be enjoyed by anyone. Malai Kofta isn’t just delicious but also a healthy which naturally added veggies and even meat if you want to.
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Malai Kofta as an Added Dish:
Malai Kofta can be taken as a single dish itself like a creamy soup with dumpling made of ingredients made of what you love the most. Or you can also take Malai Kofta as an added dish with plain Basmati rice/ masala rice/ jeera rice/ or even with Naan, Tandoori roti or just plain chapatti. This is the best thing about Malai Kofta, which makes it any time edible dish with or without added dishes.
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Malai Kofta as a Meal or Dinner:
Being delicious and healthy, Malai Kofta can be taken as breakfast, meal or even dinner. If you are taking Malai Kofta in the morning then you can add some fibber rich ingredients to keep you feeling full throughout the whole day, thus helping you with dieting. You can also take recipe of Malai Kofta as a sweet dish at the end of your dinner, adding in sweet potatoes and cream too.
There are more than just one way to prepare Malai Kofta recipe, and this is why anyone would love to eat Malai Kofta when prepared perfectly. So if you are also thinking about preparing Malai Kofta for yourself or your family here is the basic recipe required & how to make Malai Kofta.
Ingredient Required to Prepare a Basic Malai Kofta:
Malai Kofta can be prepared with many ingredients according to your taste or preference with other added dish. Today we will guide you with a basic recipe, which is used to prepare the famous Malai Kofta the way it tastes the best.
Required Ingredients for Malai (curry/gravy):
- 2 medium size onion or a Half cup of grind ed/pasted onion.
- 2 large tomatoes grinded or a cup of tomato paste.
- 13-14 cashews- pasted or broken into small pieces.
- Turmeric powder (Haldi) ¼ of a teaspoon.
- Red chilli powder ¾ of a teaspoon (or according to your taste).
- Garlic paste- 4 to 6 numbers.
- Garam Masala- ¼ of a teaspoon.
- 2 cups of water.
- Kashmiri Methi (dry leaves of fenugreek) – 1 teaspoon.
- Sugar and salt as per require.
Required Ingredients for Kofta:
- 2 medium-size potatoes- Boiled, peeled and mushed.
- Paneer (cottage cheese) – 100 Grams (best if homemade).
- Corn Starch- 1 tablespoon.
- Garam Masala- 3/4th of a teaspoon.
- Milk powder/almond flour/ – 3/4th of table spoon or (Boiled and thickened milk).
- Salt and sugar as per required.
Required Ingredients for Garnished:
- Fresh Cream- 1 table spoon.
- Grated Cheese for topping.
- Fresh Coriander leaves (chopped).
You can also add spices like-
- Indian bay leaf (tejpata) – 1 piece.
- Cinnamon (Dalchini) – 1 inch.
- Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi) -1 or 2 pieces.
- cloves (long) – 2 or 3 pieces.
Now that you have everything ready for you, let us start preparing the recipe of Malai Kofta dish.
Step By Step Guide To Make Malai Kokfta With Photos:
Mix all the ingredient that was mentioned for making the Kofta.
After mixing it thoroughly, try making it into ball shapes and then fry them until they turn golden in color.
Add in 1 table spoon of oil and add in the spices and fry them until you get a fragrance of the fried spices.
Now add in the Onion paste/ grind ed onion into the fried spices and after a few second added in the garlic paste and stoke them till they are fried and the raw fragrance goes away.
Add tomato paste and stir them all together for 3 minutes with medium-high temperature.
Next, add in the Garam Masala, red chili powder, and the cashews paste. Stir them all again until you see the oil leaving the paste in the corner (do it at low temperature, nice and slow).
Put in the water and stir the mixture together at low temperature for 10-12 minutes.
After you see the mixture turning into a paste, add the salt and sugar (if required).
If you add the sugar or salt, stir for 20-30 seconds to mix them thoroughly.
Now there are a lot of ways you can serve the Malai Kofta, if you are serving the Malai Kofta immediately, you can put the Kofta in the hot Malai while cooking. Or you can serve the Malai and Kofta side by side on a plate to be served with rice. Or you can even serve it with Nun/roti/chapatti by placing the Kofta and pouring the Malai on.
There are a lot of ways to serve, suit yourself or the way your family loves it. You can even use the Malai as a sauce while eating the Kofta. Enjoy eating the Malai Kofta in a rainy season, in winter or as a warm Kofta with cold Malai in summer days. No matter how you eat it, Malai Kofta is something that you will love eating the year around. Have patience while cooking something new, as you will be unaware of the taste you would want to get from it, and in the end, enjoy your delicious and healthy Malai Kofta by following this homemade recipe.
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