Malai Kofta

From its name you can get the feeling that it's a dish for special occasions. Malai Kofta is an authentic delicious, creamy, savoury dish of Moghlai cuisine. It is a north Indian specialty and is the vegetarian version of the famous Kofta (Meatball) curries.
Malai Kofta is the vegetarian alternative to meatballs. Malai refers to Cream and the Kofta are deep fried veggie balls or the “dumpling”. Together they blend in a creamy Indian saucy curry which will delight your taste buds.

4 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
4 tbsp roasted cashew nuts, finely broken
2 tbsp raisins
1/2 cup mixed vegetables (carrots,beans, corn,...etc), diced and half cooked
2 tsp garam masala
600 gm Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
1 stick cinnamon
1 pepper chopped
5 tbsp tomato puree
400 ml coconut milk

Mix the mashed potatoes, vegetables, cashew  nuts and raisins, season with one teaspoon ginger and one teaspoon of garam masala.  If the mixture is in loose consistency you can add fesh bread crumbs  Fold in the paneer and shape the mixture into dumplings, you can make about 10 to 12 balls with it.

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the koftas one at a time.


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