Malai Kofta Curry

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A rich and creamy preparation with cottage cheese dumplings.

Cooking Time: 30 Mins

Serves: 4


  • Paneer
  • Cashew nuts: 1/4  cup
  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus): 2 table spoons
  • Melon seeds (magaz): 2 table spoons
  • Green cardamom powder: 1/4 tea spoon
  • Ginger chopped: 1 tea spoon
  • Oil: As per need
  • Red chili powder: 1 tea spoon
  • Yogurt: 1/4 cup
  • Fresh cream: 2 table spoons
  • Garam masala powder: 1/4 tea spoon
  • Green cardamom: 2
  • Tomatoes: 3 medium
  • Salt to taste


  • Chop tomatoes and pressure cook them with melon seeds ginger, green cardamoms, poppy seeds, red chili powder, cashew nuts, along with 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Pour 1 cup water and close the cooker with lid.
  • Pressure cook until 4 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Grate paneer in a bowl and add green cardamom powder, flour, salt and mix well.
  • Take small portions of the mixture and shape it into koftas.
  • Deep fry the koftas in the kadai till golden brown.
  • Open the lid of the pressure cooker and blend the mixture with a blender.
  • Strain the mixture and empty it in non stick pan and heat the gravy.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder along with cream to the mixture.
  • Place koftas in a bowl and pour the gravy over them.
  • Garnish with cream.
  • Serve hot.