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Monday, June 23, 2008

Malai Kofta!!

One of the Most Famous North Indian Recipe!!

For Koftas
Few Chopped cashew,pista ,raisin and almonds (use whichever nuts are available in ur Kitchen)
1 cup grated boiled potato
2 chopped chilli
Coriander leaves chopped
1/4 cup paneer grated
Salt to taste
Chat Masala-Acc to taste
2 Bread Slice
Oil for Frying

For Gravy
2 number onion
2 number tomato
2 tbsp coriander pdr
1/2 cup cream
1 tsp garam masala
2 Green Eliachi
1 piece Cinnamon
1 Black Elaici
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp red chilli pdr
Salt to taste
1 pinch turmeric

For Koftas
Mash the potatoes and Bread Slices (make them lil wet) . The resulting dough should be firm. Season with salt. Make this dough into balls.
In other bowl mix the nuts,paneer,coriander,green chilli,salt n Chat masala.Put 1 tsp of the mixture in the center of each ball. Roll into perfect rounds.Heat the oil on a medium flame. Deep fry these rounds till pale golden in colour.Drain on paper towels and keep aside.
For the gravy,
First heat the 2 tbsps of oil in a deep pan and fry the onions till light brown.
Add toamtoes,ginger/garlic paste,and rest of the masalas and fry for few min.Grind into a paste.Heat oil in a wok/pan,put whole gram masala(elaichi,cinnamon)·Put this paste back into the pan and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala.Add 1 cup of warm water (the sauce for this dish is meant to be thick so do not add too much water) to this masala to form a sauce/gravy. Mix well. Season with salt.Bring the sauce/gravy to a boil and then reduce the fire to a simmer.Add cream , If you don’t have cream add little milk and mix fast with out curdling and add finely grated paneer that will give good creamy texture·Gently add the kofas to this sauce/gravy and stop cooking .Turn off the fire and sprinkle the garam masala and chopped coriander all over the top of the dish. (Add kofta before serving as if kofta will be in gravy for too long they will absorb all the gravy)

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