Delicious Shahi Malai Kofta Curry

This is a rich and delicious Restaurant or Dhaba Style preparation of Shahi Malai Kofta Curry, which is a main course dish that is suitable for any kind of meal, including parties and functions. The Kofta Curry makes the use of homemade Paneer.
The recipe for preparing the Shahi Malai Kofta Gravy given by me is in a step-by-step manner so as to make the preparation as simple and easy as possible.
Serves- 4 Persons
Preparation Time-30 Minutes

For the Kofta
4 Medium size Potatoes
¼ Cup Paneer (home made) – the preparation method is described here- Homemade Paneer
¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper (crushed)
1 Tablespoon Corn flour
1 Teaspoon Refined Flour (Maida)
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying Koftas

Filling for the Koftas
Four Almonds (crushed)
Four Cashew nuts (crushed)
1 Cheese Cube (small pieces)
Some Raisins

For the Curry or Gravy
3 Big size Onion (slightly boiled)
2 Big size Tomato (boiled)
2 Tablespoon Coconut (shredded)
1 Tablespoon Oil
½ Cup Curd (Dahi)
1 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 ½ Teaspoon Red Chili Powder (Kashmiri)
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
1 Tablespoon Cashew nut Powder
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
¼ Cup Fresh Cream
Salt as per taste

For the Koftas:
Boil the Potatoes, peal and shred them.
Add the shredded Paneer, Corn flour, Pepper, Refined Flour, and Salt, mix it well and prepare Dough.
Prepare small sized balls from the Dough.

For the filling:
Cut the Cheese in small sized pieces, cut the Almonds and Cashew nuts
Fill the Cheese Piece, Almond piece, Cashew nut pieces and Raisin in to the small balls.
Heat the Oil in a Kadai and dip fry the balls till color changes into light brown.

For the Curry:
Peal the Onion and boil them slightly. Then grind them into a paste along with the Ginger-Garlic Paste and Coconut.
Boil the Tomatoes and prepare a puree.
Heat the Oil in a Kadai and add the grounded Onion paste and fry for 5-7 minutes on a slow flame.
Then add the Tomato Puree and fry for 2-3 minutes and then add the Curd, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, salt and fry for 2-3 minutes and then add a 1 ½ cup hot Water and boil it for 3-4 minutes.
Add the Fresh Cream and Cashew nuts Powder and boil for a minute.

While serving add the Koftas to the Gravy and then serve with Puri or Paratha.

the Marathi language version of the Shahi Malai Kofta Curry is published in this – Article

By Sujata Nerurkar

I am an Expert Indian Chef, Food Columnist and Adviser. I write on food and recipes on my site and conduct cooking, candle making, chocolate making, dry cleaning, decoration and other art classes. The recipes and food themes given by me are unique and original and appear regularly in numerous reputed periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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