Best Ever Malai Kofta Recipe (Indian Dumplings)

Nest time you want to have Gourmet Indian vegetarian curry, try this Malai Kofta recipe which is rich, creamy dish fit for special dinner. It includes silky smooth curry made out of tomatoes and delicious dumplings made with potatoes, dry fruit and paneer (Indian cottage cheese.) Best served with Naan, Parantha or Rice.

Ingredients: (Serves 4-6)

400 gms paneer
4 boiled mashed potatoes
1 tbsp skim milk powder
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garam Masala
2 tbsp chickpea flour/besan
2 tbsp rice flour
Dry fruit like Cashews, almonds, raisins
Oil for deep frying

For Sauce/Curry/Gravy
2 chopped onions
4 pieces of garlic cloves
2 inch piece of ginger
3 fresh Tomatoes
2 green cardamom
1 tsp coriander and cumin seeds
2 tbsp Ghee
2 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chill pwd
1 cup water
250 ml Half and Half cream
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
Garnish with cilantro leaves

Make small golf size balls with potatoes, paneer, chickpea and rice flour along with spices. Deep fry balls in hot oil. Cook until all sides are golden brown.
For Curry, in 2 tbsp ghee add green cardamom seeds (discard the peel), cumin and coriander seeds. Fry for 2 mins. Add onions, ginger and garlic. Saute for 45 secs. Add spices and fry for 2 more mins. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 mins so that Tomatoes are tender. Transfer everything in your blender. Add water and make smooth sauce. Transfer back into the pan. Add cream, garam masala, fenugreek leaves. Simmer for 2 mins and your gravy is ready.

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