May 29, 2011

Malai Kofta with Tofu

I tried Malai Kofta substituting paneer with tofu and the result was amazing.


For the koftas:
Mixed chopped vegetables -3 cups (fresh or frozen)
Boiled potatoes - 2 medium
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Soft tofu crumbled - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2 or more to taste
Corriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp chopped
Raisins - a handful
Salt - to taste
Wheat flour to dredge the koftas
Oil - to deep fry

For the gravy:
Tomato - 7 medium
Onion -2 medium
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Cinnamon clove powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Cream - 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts - a handful
Salt to taste
Oil to saute - 2- 3tblsp


To prepare koftas:
1. Steam the mixed vegetables and mash lightly.
2. Peel boiled potatoes and mash well.
3. Chop green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, tofu
4. Mix steamed vegetables with boiled mashed potatoes, salt, red chilli powder, raisins and cashew nuts and make equal size balls
5. Dredge the koftas in wheat flour
4. Heat oil, deep dry koftas and set aside

To prepare gravy:
1. Slice onions, ginger, and saute in a few tsp of oil
2. Add chopped tomato and cook for a few minutes
3. Blend the onions, ginger, tomatoes with cashew nuts
4. Add the cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, cinnamon clove powder and salt to the blend mixture and boil
5. Finally stir in the cream

To serve:

Just before serving add the koftas to the gravy and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


  1. i love koftas.....
    ur recipe make me tempting :)

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  2. A great n healthy recipe ~ loved the look of it!
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  3. Nice idea of adding tofu! It's very nutritious! Lovely!