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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Malai Kofta


Onion: 1 large (chopped)
Tomatoes: 4 (chopped)
Ginger: 1 teaspoon (grated)
Green chillies: 3 (grated)
Boiled potato: 1 large
Carrot: grated (1/2 cup)
Green peas: 1/2 cup
All purpose flour: 1 table spoon
Corn flour: 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tea spoon
Ajwain seeds: 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin seeds: 1 tea spoon
Dhaniya: 1 tea spoon
Bay leaf: 1 leaf
Cinnamon, cardamom clove
Butter: 1 table spoon
Cilanto for garnishing


Step1: Lets prepare the kofta balls first. Grind dhaniya, bay leaf, cardamom, clove and cinnamon together.
Step2: Mash the boiled potato. add green peas, grated carrot, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds and mix the ground dry spice mix to this. Add salt to taste.
Step3: Make it into small balls and keep aside. Mix all purpose flour, corn flour and salt. Add water to the mixture and make it into a fine paste.
Step4: Roll the potato balls on the batter and deep fry them in oil. The kofta balls are ready!
Step5: Take a large pan and heat oil. Add finely chopped onions, ginger, green chillies, turmeric, cumin seeds. Let the onion turn golden brown. Add the other part of the dry spice mix and add tomatoes. Close the pan with a lid and wait until the tomatoes turn mushy.
Step6: Blend the mixture well and pour it into the same pan. Add the kofta balls to the mixture. Add butter. Turn off the stove in 2-3 minutes.
Add cilantro for garnishing. Serve with pulka, roti, poori!! :)


  1. Dear Divya,
    The Kofta photos are very appealing. And Methods given to make are very easy to grasp and to follow.

    Uncle and Aunty

  2. Thanks Uncle :) ...this is a very easy recipe but takes around 40 minutes to prepare.