Malai Kofta Recipe मलाई कोफ्ता अफ़ग़ानी restaurant style Mawa Malai Kofta

If you thought you have tried the same old Kofta and need something new, then try this one!

35-40 minutes
Malai Kofta Recipe मलाई कोफ्ता अफ़ग़ानी restaurant style Mawa Malai Kofta Recipe - Ranveer Brar


For Mawa Kofta

100 gms Mawa, मावा

200 gms Paneer, पनीर

1 medium Potato (boiled & grated) आलू

A pinch of green cardamom powder, हरी इलायची का पाउडर

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

½ inch Ginger (peeled & grated) अदरक

1 no. Garlic cloves, grated, लहसुन

¼ tsp Black peppercorns, crushed, कुटी काली मिर्च

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता

2 no. Green chillies (less spicy & chopped) हरी मिर्च

5-6 no. Raisins, chopped, किशमिश

2-4 no. Almond, chopped, बादाम

2 tbsp Refined flour, मैदा

1 tbsp Cornstarch, कॉर्नस्टार्च


For Paste

¼ cup fresh Mint leaves, पुदीना  पत्ता

1 cup fresh Coriander leaves, धनिया पत्ता

9-10 no. Cashew Nuts, काजू

2 no. Green chillies, less spicy, हरी मिर्च

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

½ tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

2 no. Cloves, लॉन्ग

1 no. Black cardamom seeds, बड़ी इलायची के दाने

1-2 no. Fenugreek seeds, मेथी दाना

4-5 no. Garlic cloves, लहसुन

2 inch Ginger (peeled & roughly sliced) अदरक

2 tbsp Curd, beaten, दही

2 medium Onion, cut into half, प्याज

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 ½ cup Curd, beaten, दही


For Gravy

1 tbsp Ghee, घी

1 inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

1 no. Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

½ tsp Caraway seeds, शाही जीरा

Prepared Paste, तैयार किया हुआ पेस्ट

1 cup Water, पानी

1 no. Green chili, slit into half, हरी मिर्च


For Stuffing

1 no. Apricot, chopped, खुबानी

1 no. Almonds, बादाम

2 no. Fox nut, मखाने


Other Ingredients

Oil for frying, तेल तलने के लिए

Refined flour, for dusting, मैदा


For Garnish

Chili oil, मिर्च का तेल

Fresh cream, ताजा क्रीम

Black peppercorns, crushed, कुटी काली मिर्च

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता


For Mawa Kofta

  • In a parat, add mawa, paneer and mix it well until mushy with the help of hands.
  • Add boiled potato, green cardamom powder, salt to taste, ginger, garlic, black peppercorn, coriander leaves, green chillies, raisins, almonds and knead it in a soft dough.
  • Keep it aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Take the mixture, stuff it with apricot and make lemon balls or give any desired shape.
  • Dust it with refined flour and cornstarch.
  • In a kadai, heat oil, drop the kofta and fry until golden brown in color on medium flame.
  • Transfer it to an absorbent sheet and keep it aside for further use.


For Paste

  • In a bowl, add fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, cashew nuts, green chillies, oil, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cloves, black cardamom seeds, curd, onion and mix it together.
  • Transfer it to a grinder jar and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Add curd and mix it well.
  • keep it aside for further use.

For Gravy

  • In a kadai or a sauce pot, add oil, once it’s hot, add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, caraway seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add prepared paste and saute it for 7-8 minutes or until cooked well.
  • Add water, let it cook for a minute and finish the gravy with green chillies.
  • Transfer it to a serving dish and place fried koftas.
  • Garnish it with chili oil, fresh cream, crushed black peppercorn and coriander sprig.
  • Serve hot with roti.


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