Malai Kofta

Today I am presenting an easy malai kofta recipe to prepare and enjoy at home. Malai or creamy kofta is the classical mughlai dish originated from North India in Mughals era. Koftas are first fried with cheese in thick tomato soup which is then mixed with cream and then boiled. Finally we get this delicious creamy meatballs. (chicken malai kofta recipe in Urdu)

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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.

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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  • khadijaebrahim, karachi

Thanks for sharing this malai kota recipe. It is a nice kofta dish. I hope you would offer it step by step recipe as you presented recipes before. I had prepared it before but I forgot the exact recipe. Now I will make it on the coming Sunday.

  • Salma, Noshehroferoz

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.

  • Jawairia Ishaq, Sialkot

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.

  • Naheed, Fsd

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.

  • ifrah, rahim yar khan