Malai Kofta – Easy To Make Popular North Indian Vegetarian Recipe By Ruchi Bharani

Learn how to make Malai Kofta, an absolute delight for all the vegetarians as well as the non vegetarians.

Rich and creamy malai kofta delights almost every vegetarian. This dish actually originated from the Mughlai cuisine. Chef Ruchi Bharani brings you this delectable, classic north Indian dish which can be served with naans or rotis and even rice and pulav.


125gms paneer (cottage cheese)
1 & 1/2 tbsp corn flour
oil to fry
25g cabbage
2 green chillies
2 slices of bread
1 tbsp cheese

For gravy
350g tomatoes
1& 1/2 tbsp kaju paste
1 & 1/2 tsp sugar
1 Kashmiri Mirchi
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp asefoetida
1 onion
3 garlic cloves, ground to paste
1 tsp Kashmiri Mirch powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup water

To garnish-
grated paneer, cream, coriander


To make the kofta:
– In a pan, dry roast the finely chopped spinach and cabbage and then cool them down in a bowl.
– Soak the 2 bread slices in milk.
– Add the finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, cornflour, grated paneer and grated cheese to the bowl of cooled down spinach and cabbage. Also add the bread soaked in milk without the crust and salt to the bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
– To make the koftas, dust your hand with little cornflour and make small, round dumplings.
– Add these koftas to hot oil and fry them until they turn brown in colour.
– Once done, take the koftas out on an absorbent paper.

To make the curry:
– In a pan, heat the ghee.
– Once the ghee is hot, add the whole dry kashmiri chilli, cumin seeds, asafoetida and onion & garlic paste. Cook the onion until they are brown.
– Add the curd and cashew nuts paste to the curry and mix well.
– Add the tomato puree to the curry and mix well.
– Add the coriander and cumin seed powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala, salt to taste and sugar and mix all the ingredients well.
– Let the tomato puree simmer atleast for 8-10 minutes.
– When the moisture dries out, add water to the curry and mix well.
– Add the cream / homemade malai to the curry and mix well.
– Add little coriander leaves and mix well. Then turn off the flame.
– The kofta curry is ready to plate.

To plate:
– In your serving dish, plate the koftas.
– Pour the curry over the koftas.
– Garnish with some cream and coriander leaves.

Director: Suchandra Basu
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amena akter says:


Young Shii says:

What did you add after corn floor?

Miss Gupta says:

When I was in India never feel to try all this at home cos it’s easy to get all this in restaurants. Now m missing Indian cuisines . Thank you so much for sharing lovely dishes daily m trying new new dishes from rajshree and believe me my son and husband really loves it

Ritu Lade says:

thats so perfect and easy mam

sunil jalan says:

Maine ye dish banai hai aapki recipe dekh ke.. curry toh kafi achi bani hai but kofta jaise aapne kaha waise hi banaya hai but pura faat gaya.. kofta ko faatne se kaise bachau..? Kya aap bata sakti ho..?

makeup house by rida zahera says:

Mere pass kaju nahi hai kya mai badam use kar sakti hu

Krishna Gopal Agarwala says:

last night I cooked nd it was good in taste bt problem was I making kofta ball. Thanks all ur dishes r easy nd simple.

Smrithi Uday Kumar says:

Hi, I’m on keto diet, so is there any alternate for Bread?

Sid says:

I tried the recipe the Kofta’s broke while frying, any reason why? Thanks

Nikitha Jain says:

If we dont have paneer wat is other substitue

Ayantika Swarnakar says:

On putting the gravy jst before serving the koftas won’t become can the koftas be put in the gravy and simmered for sometime so as to become a bit softer?

GoldPhoenix99 says:

Hello. Where did the aloo kofte recipe go? It says the video is private.

Khalid Alseyali says:

your hair is beautiful

Padma Pereira says:

I love yr recipes
and the way you present.


how much people we can serve with this measurements?

Priya Raychandani says:

Really all recipes r very tastier .Thank u for all recipes specialy for lasagne n sizzlers.

Mukul Singh says:

hi.. I have question agar is recipe mein onion and garlic paste avoid karenge to iska flavor kaisa hoga

Sakshi Tarkar says:

very simple and tasty but i have a question that the cream which u used was sweet or not sweet

arsh gill says:


Manel Gamadone says:

Thanks for the wonderful kofta curry.

Krissy says:

Ahh I want this in my belly now!

Pooja Yadav says:

Tasty and easy to cook

Cchaya Gandhi says:

Thanks for this lovely recipe..Made it for a big crowd during Diwali and it was super successful..did not add cream and made the gravy bit spicier..the koftas turned out soft (glad there was no potato in the koftas) and delicious! Thanks Ruchi!

Manisha Jacob says:

Which cheese has to be used? can it be the one used for pizzas?

Emma Kirk says:

For this dish what if you don’t have cream? Can you still make this dish? And instead of corn flour can you just use normal flour?

Hemal nagda says:

ruchi it recepi is too good. kindly provide exact measurements

themaskedkid tube says:

is it nescesarry to add spinach

Archana Kumar says:

Really nice recipes. Just a suggestion Ruchi – please make sure you tie your hair back and do no wear hand accessories while cooking for recording for audience.

Unni Sivadas says:


pinky Jain says:

to day I made this malai kofta its too yummy thank u rajshre

Rizwana Bhati says:

sooo good

DLC World says:

can you give the recipe of filled chocolates

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