For koftas:

Paneer/cottage cheese - 100 gms , grated
Potatoes ( boiled, peeled and grated) - 2 medium 
Red chili powder - ¼ tsp 
Cornflour -1 tbsp 
Garam masala - ¼ tsp 
Salt to taste
Badam milk mix - 1 tsp

For gravy:

Onions - 2 medium 
Ginger piece (grated and chopped ) - a small piece
Garlic cloves- 4-5 ( chopped roughly)
Tomato puree - 2 cups
Cashew paste -¼ cup
Red chili powder - ¾ tsp 
Garam masala - ¼ tsp
Water - 2 cups
Fresh cream ¾  cup
Kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
 Spices :

Bay leaf - 
Cinnamon - 
Black cardamom - 2
Green cardamom - 2
A pinch of mace

To garnish:

Grated paneer/cheese - 1 tsp
Cream - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsps


  1. Mix all the ingredients for kofta in a mixing bowl. Make 8-10 medium sized balls gently and keep them aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.Meanwhile, take 2 tbsp of corn flour on a plate, and roll these koftas on the flour.
  3. Deep fry the kofta balls till golden. Drain on a kitchen towel and keep aside. 
  4. Now, heat oil in a pan , add all the whole spices and fry till the fragrance rules out.
  5. Then add garlic and ginger pieces and fry them for half a minute. Add onion  and fry till it gets transparent. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.
  6. Then blend this mixture into a mixer coarsely and pour this back into the pan. 
  7. Switch on the flame, add the tomato puree to onion paste and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  8. Cook covered for 7-10 minutes on medium flame and then uncovered for 3-4 minutes till the oil floats out.
  9. Add cashew paste with water and bring it to boil, then simmer till the gravy thickens.
  10. Now, simmer the flame and add cream gradually stirring the gravy. This step will ensure cream doesn’t curdle when added to the gravy. 
  11. Finally, add crushed kasuri methi leaves and salt. Turn off the flame, gravy is ready to be served.

Serve hot with Roti / Naan.

Linking it with Snc - Feb by Nupur . Thank you dear for an awesome recipe.


Resna said...

Wow it looks so creamy and tasty...

Usha Srikumar said...

Yummy side dish.

Eat n Eat little More said...

drooling here

Tehmeena said...

Always love curry when made with paneer and cream, such a lovely recipe yummyyy :)

Menaga Sathia said...

looks so nice!!

great-secret-of-life said...

so rich and tasty malai kofta...

Unknown said...

In my to do list..yours looks so creamy and delicious..

nandoos kitchen said...

yummy, tasty kofta curry.

Unknown said...

mm looks so delicious

Priya said...

hmmm so delicious koftas ...

divya said...

looks soooo delicious n tempting curry..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful to look at koftas. Excellent pics as well.

Unknown said...

Yumm ..that looks delicious :)Very happy to follow you dear ..Will be happy if u follow me back !!

Unknown said...

Looks delicious n I want hot rotis now

Vimitha Durai said...

Creamy and yummy curry

Unknown said...

very rich and creamy curry :) looks very inviting !!

Unknown said...

Creamy curry akka.want to make once more

Unknown said...

too good and creamy rich gravy...

Magees kitchenworld said...

Rich and creamy...yummy recipe...

Unknown said...

Delicious recipeand seems very tempting. Thanks for this food guide.