Zaytuna Restaurant


Malai Kofta


Malai Kofta is a popular and indulgent Indian dish that consists of deep-fried dumplings made from a mixture of mashed potatoes, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), and various aromatic spices. These koftas are then served in a rich and creamy tomato-based gravy.

To prepare Malai Kofta, boiled potatoes and crumbled paneer are mixed together and flavored with spices like garam masala, cumin, coriander, and chili powder. The mixture is shaped into round or oval-shaped dumplings and deep-fried until they turn golden brown and crispy on the outside.

In a separate pan, a tomato-based gravy is prepared by sautéing onions, garlic, ginger, and a medley of spices in oil or ghee (clarified butter). Tomatoes are added and cooked down until they form a thick and flavorful base. The gravy is enriched with ingredients like cashew paste, cream, or milk to give it a creamy and velvety texture.

The fried koftas are gently added to the tomato gravy, allowing them to absorb the flavors and become soft and succulent. The dish is often garnished with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves or a drizzle of cream.

Malai Kofta is typically served with naan, roti, or rice, creating a satisfying and indulgent meal. The combination of the creamy tomato gravy and the soft and flavorful koftas creates a delightful harmony of textures and flavors.

With its rich and creamy nature, Malai Kofta is considered a special dish for celebratory occasions or as a treat for a special meal. Whether you are a fan of Indian cuisine or simply looking for a delicious and comforting dish, Malai Kofta is a must-try that will leave you wanting more.



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