Malai Kofta – Deep Fried Paneer tossed in a rich smooth gravy
I am very lazy when it comes to cooking but sometime your inner chef comes out when it comes to cooking for your loved ones. So as i was thinking of cooking something healthy, i stumbled upon this restaurant style recipe and thought of giving it a try! Koftas can be made from potatoes and paneer or we can also option for other veggies. I have used paneer,cabbage & spinach.
- Paneer ( Cottage Cheese)
- Green Chilli
- Cashew Nuts (soaked in water for 15 min)
- Chilli Powder
- Cumin Seeds
- Garam Masala
- Fresh cream
- Coriander Leaves & powder
In a pan dry roast spinach and cabbage and cool them down.Add the chopped green chillies, coriander leaves ,grated paneer and grated cheese into spinach and cabbage.Mix the ingredients very well and make a small round dumplings. Fry the koftas in hot oil until brown in colour.
In a pan add some oil and fry cumin seeds & onion-garlic paste. Cook the onion until they are brown and add the curd and cashew paste in the curry and mix well.Later add tomato paste and add the coriander powder, salt to taste,sugar & red chilli powder. You are required to cook the curry for 8-10 minutes. Finally add the garam masala and turn off the flame.
You can pour the curry over the koftas. Garnish with some fresh cream and coriander leaves. Serve this to your loved ones !