Malai Kofta Curry

Malai kofta curry is stuffed potatoes served in tomato sauce.  Malai Kofta curry is considered quite a novelty.

Oil (tel) for deep frying
1 tsp chilli powder
1 bread slice soaked in water
100 gms cauliflower (phool gobi) finely cut
salt (namak) to taste
250 gms potato (aloo)es boil (tel)ed and mashed
2 tblsp bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
100 gms french beans (flas beans) finely cut
1 tsp garam masala
100 gms carrot (gajar)s finely chopped
100 gms green peas (matar)
To be made into a paste for the koftas:
9 clove garlic (lasan)
25 mm. piece ginger (adrak)
7 green chillies
For the gravy:
750 grams tomato (tamatar)
3 onion (pyaj)
4 clove (lavang)
2 small sticks cinnamon (tuj/dalchini)
1 tblsp cornflour
1 tsp sugar (cheeni)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
4 tblsp grease
salt (namak) and pepper to taste
To be ground into a paste
15 clove (lavang) (laung)s
25 mm. piece ginger (adrak)
5 green chillies
For baking
1 tblsp fresh cream (malai)
1/2 tblsp grated cheese

How to make Malai Kofta Curry:

  • For the koftas.
    • Boil the peas.
    • Steam the cauliflower, french beans and carrots in a pressure cooker without adding water.
    • Mix in the vegetables and peas to the potatoes and make a dough.
    • Mix in 1 tblsp of bread crumbs and the bread slice.
    • Mix in the paste, garam masala, chilli powder, le mon juice and salt and form into kofta balls.
    • Roll the koftas into the remaining bread crumbs and deep fry in oil to a golden brown colour.
    • Keep aside.
  • For the gravy
    • Put the tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes.
    • Take off and mix in into a puree.
    • Mix in the onions in a liquidiser with very little water.
    • Heat up the butter,mix in the onions and stir fry for 5 minutes till light brown.
    • Then mix in the cloves, cinnamon and paste and fry again for 2 minutes.
    • Mix in the tomato puree and stir fry for 2 minutes.
    • Mix in 1 teacup of water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
    • Pour out the mixture into a blender, mix in the cornflour and sugar and blend.
    • Put to stir fry again and mix in the garam masala, chilli powder, salt and pepper and cook.