Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Koftas recipe is the classical mughlai dish originated from North India in Mughals era. In this recipe, koftas are fried with cheese in thick tomato soup which is then mixed with cream and then boiled. Malai kofta is tastier than ordinary kofta and once tasted, you will love to cook it for another time.


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About Recipe

Beef or Chicken Mince: 500 grams
Oil: 1 cup
Onion: 2 chopped
Chopped Onions: 6 tbsp
Fresh Yogurt: 350 grams (for meatballs)
Green Chillies: 4 tbsp
Yogurt: 4 tbsp (for gravy)
Ginger Paste: 4 tbsp
Cream: 2 tbsp
Corn Flour: 2 tbsp
Garlic Paste: 2 tbsp
Red Pepper Powder: 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder: 1 tbsp
Bay Leaves: 1 leaf
Salt: as per taste
Green Coriander: for garnishing
Green Chillies: for garnishing


How to make Malai Kofta



Mix salt, green chillies, corn flour, chopped onions, yogurt and ginger with the mince. Chop the mixture well.
Make small round meatballs.
Heat oil in a pan and fry onions until they turn golden brown.
Remove onions from pan and crumble. Add yogurt, salt, garlic paste, red pepper powder and coriander and cook until water is dried and oil is separated.
Add water and heat on fast flame for 3 more minutes.
Add meatballs to pan and cook for 10 minutes without moving the spoon.
Finally add green coriander and green chillies.
Malai kofta is ready. Serve hot.
Mix salt, green chillies, corn flour, chopped onions, yogurt and ginger with the mince. Chop the mixture well.
Make small round meatballs.
Heat oil in a pan and fry onions until they turn golden brown.
Remove onions from pan and crumble. Add yogurt, salt, garlic paste, red pepper powder and coriander and cook until water is dried and oil is separated.
Add water and heat on fast flame for 3 more minutes.
Add meatballs to pan and cook for 10 minutes without moving the spoon.
Finally add green coriander and green chillies.
Malai kofta is ready. Serve hot.

Posted By: Aliumair, Karachi


History of Malai Kofta Recipe



Malai Meatballs or Kofta is a very delicious classic mughlai recipe of South Asia. Malai Kofta (Creamy Meatballs in English) is a soft, yummy meat dish which replaces the hot spicy koftas with fine fluffy kofta balls to be eaten with rich creamy gravy. If cooking intrigues you, and you happen to have Malai Koftey somewhere, it's awesome taste and delicacy would definitely force you to cook it yourself. It can be made in different styles with slight variations in the recipe. Stuff it with cheese, or with dry fruits and more options are there.



The recipes consists of two parts. First you have to make Malai Koftay and secondly you have to prepare its gravy. Then both of these are combined and then served and enjoyed. There are very few meals of this kind which are very special. People are usually unknown to such special dishes, however an accidental happen upon eating a perfect Malai Kofta will infatuate you forever.



What is malai koftas made of?

Malai kofta is made up mainly of cheese. It is the only kofta which does not use meat but cheese, baking powder, flour and spices which form koftas.



Gravy of Malai Kofta:

In broader view, a malai kofta recipe uses many things other than mentioned above. The dish also requires to make gravy and some items are used for garnishing the dish. Gravy requires tomatoes, water, peas, chilies, salt and cream.



Punjabi Malai Kofta



From the many delicious varieties of malai meatballs, the most scrumptious one is Punjabi malai kofta curry. It comes with touch of Punjabi foods which makes it different with other variants. It uses butter, dried fenugreek, cashew nuts, cumin seeds and fresh cream.



We highly recommend to enjoy a Punjabi malai kofta on a pleasant rainy evening. It will leave the impression for long time ahead.



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Reviews & Comments (102)

Jawairia Ishaq - Sialkot Jul 15, 2017
Among all of the kofta recipes, I always love to eat malai kofta because of its creamy taste. Believe me , cream generates such a beautiful taste that I always loved to eat it in lunch and dinner and also when some special guests come to our home. We enjoy it with our elder sister who comes every week.
Naheed - Fsd Jun 06, 2017
malai or creamy kofta is the most delicious food I have ever eaten. Taste of cream sounds really awesome with hot tandoori naan and when you serve it to guests , its taste makes you proud.
ifrah - rahim yar khan Apr 10, 2017
My friend likes malai kofta very much so I made these for her just to make her happy. After eating them she said that it is the best malai kofta she has ever tasted in her whole life.
Qurat ul ain - Rawalpindi Apr 05, 2017
My grandmother used to make it in my childhood. But now due to your website I am able to make it by myself as well. Thank you for such an easy recipe of making malai kofta at home.
Tooba - Quetta Mar 30, 2017
My mother in law ordered me to make malai kofta for the family gathering in our home last night. I made it by this recipe which made everyone was so amazed by this superb recipe.

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