Malai Kofta

4 from 1 vote

This is a North Indian dish which is served with roti, in this recipe I have used cashew nuts an almonds which gives a rich flavors to the dish an the garam masalas aroma. This dish can be made in daily basis or on occasions.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Recipe Taste Salty
Servings 6


  • 1 slab cottage cheese paneer (250 gm)
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 cup Oil for frying
  • 10 -15 cashews
  • 10 -15 almonds
  • 3 green chili
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon kasturi methi
  • 1 elachi
  • 1 dalchini
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 pineapple flower
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup milk cream


  • In a bowl add paneer crumble it nicely, add a pinch of salt, pinch of garam masala, coriander leaves, cornflour and mix well.
  • Make small balls and deep fry them and keep aside.
  • In a mixer grind cashew nuts, almonds, green chillies, elachi, cloves, dalchini, pineapple flower, ginger garlic paste, milk and grind into a fine paste.
  • In another pan, add butter, fry kasturi methi, add pinch of turmeric powder and mix well, add the grinded paste in step 2 and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste. Add milk cream on low flame and mix well. Add the koftas to the gravy and serve.


  • In this recipe if you want you can make the gravy by frying onions and tomatoes and then grinding it. You will get an orange paste. 
  • Orange gravy can be used in making butter paneer masala as well.
  • It is a natural orange color.
  • For koftas if you want you can use potatoes stuffing or you can use vegetables like carrots, beans, potatoes, paneer and bread.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 770 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 82 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 51 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 134 mg | Potassium: 149 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 221 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 56 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg

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