Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Healthy Malai Kofta (Steamed Malai Koftas)

Healthy Malai Kofta (Steamed Malai Koftas)

Who does not like Malai koftas? However, the base gravy is loaded with Cashewnuts which makes the dish quite rich and if thats coupled with Deep fried Koftas it really becomes too heavy.

So I have steamed the Kofta and kept the gravy base as close as possible to original gravy.

Believe me, unless you tell them no one will ever figure that the Koftas are steamed and not deep fried.

This recipe is inspired from here.


Paneer - 100 Grams (Grated)
Onion - 1 (Big, boiled and made into a paste)
Tomato - 1 (Medium, boiled and skin peeled)
Cashewnuts - 2-3 Tablespoon (Paste)
Milk - 2-4 Tablespoon
Corn Flour - 1-2 Tablespoon
Green CHillies - 2 (FInely CHopped)
Kalonji seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/4 Teaspoon+1 Teaspoon
Red Chilly powder - 1 Tablespoon
Garam Masala - 1/4 Teaspoon
Kasoori Methi - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil and Salt.


  • Place the grated Paneer,Ginger garlic paste (14 /teaspoon),kalonji seeds,salt and green chillies and mix well.
  • Add Corn Flour little by Little till you are able to knead it into a dough.
  • Prepare Koftas using this prepared mixture and steam them for 10 minutes using a steamer.
  • In a pan, add some oil and add Onion paste and cook well.
  • Once it is cooked, add the Ginger garlic paste, Tomato purée and cook well.
  • Once it is cooked add the Garam Masala and Red Chilly powder and cook till the raw flavour leaves.
  • Now reduce the flame and add the Cashew paste and cook till the raw flavour of cashew goes completely.
  • This may take 3-4 minutes
  • Now add Milk and cook on low flame and cook.
  • Crush the Kasoori methi and add it to this.
  • Add salt and adjust the consistency to suit your need.
  • To this add the steamed Kofta and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Unlike the fried Koftas, you can add the Koftas to this Gravy and they will not crubmle.
  • However, if you plan to serve this gravy post an hour or so of preparing I would recommend that you add the Koftas 10 -15 minutes before serving. 


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