This tasty malai kofta curry recipe is a must-try Indian food. It’s a dish I always want to have when I crave Indian food. The spices bring together a unique flavour that you won’t get from any other dish.
Tasty Malai Kofta Curry Recipe
- 2 cups ground chicken (minced chicken)
- 100 grams Cottage cheese - paneer, grated
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium green chilis (green chilli in British English) - finely chopped
- ¼ cup cooking oil - for deep-frying
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 small cardamom - ground
- 2 small green chilis (green chilli in British English) - slit
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ teaspoon cardamom - ground
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup cooking cream
- To make the koftas¸ mix together chicken, cottage cheese, mawa/khoya, cornflour, salt and green chilli in a bowl.
- Heat sufficient oil in a nonstick pan.
- Portion the mixture into equal parts, stuff each with a raisin and shape into balls or koftas.
- Deep-fry the chicken koftas in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.
- To make the gravy, heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add cardamoms and green chillies and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add onion paste and sauté for 1 minute. Next, add ginger-garlic paste and cashew nut-melon seed paste, mix and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add 2 cups of water and yogurt, mix and bring to a boil. Add butter, cardamom powder, pepper powder, garam masala powder and salt, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
- Strain the gravy using a sieve into a bowl.
- Pour the gravy back into another nonstick pan, place on heat and bring to a boil. Switch off heat, add cream and stir.
- Place the Malai Kofta in a serving bowl and pour the gravy on top. Sprinkle cardamom powder and serve immediately.