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Malai Kofta (Stuffed cottage cheese balls in gravy)

Today’s recipe is ‘Malai Kofta’. This is my auntie’s recipe, trust me when I say it can beat even restaurant made malai kofta. For this recipe gravy is adjusted according to my family’s taste. There are many variations of malai kofta recipe, for this dish you just need to follow exactly same ratio as mentioned in the ingredients table. Malai kofta can be best served with hot chapati/roti/naan/lachcha paratha.

Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta

This recipe is for 10-12 koftas to serve 4 people. Malai kofta is a heavy main course, so plan your meal accordingly whether you want to have as your dinner or lunch. You can find Lauki kofta recipe here .

For more paneer recipes, you can check Jhatpat Shahi Paneer (Quick royal cottage cheese) ,  Paneer Baida Roti (cottage cheese & egg parcel) , Paneer Masala (Cottage cheese in tomato gravy with peas and capsicum) Paneer Paratha (Cottage cheese stuffed paratha) .

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Serve: 4

Duration: 50 mins

Ingredients for Malai Kofta

For kofta:

Paneer                                                                                                               250 gms

All purpose flour (Maida)                                                                      2 tsp (levelled)

Baking soda                                                                                                   a pinch

Salt                                                                                                                     1/2 tsp

Oil                                                                                                                        for deep frying

Stuffing for kofta:

Raisins                                                                                                              6-7

Almonds or cashew nuts                                                                       4

Coconut  powder                                                                                       2 tsp

Cardamom powder                                                                                 1/4 tsp

For standard gravy:

Tomato                                                                                                              3 tomatoes

Onion                                                                                                                 250 gms or 3 medium

Garlic                                                                                                                  1 whole

Ginger                                                                                                                1″

Red chilli powder                                                                                         1 tsp

Turmeric                                                                                                            1/4 tsp

Garam Masala                                                                                                1/2 tsp

Salt                                                                                                                        1 tsp or as per taste

Cashew nuts                                                                                                    5

Khus khus                                                                                                          2 tsp

Green cardamom                                                                                          5

Charmagaz                                                                                                        1 tbsp

Almonds                                                                                                              5

Oil                                                                                                                            2 tbsp

Coriander leaves chopped                                                                       1 tsp

Cream                                                                                                                   1 tsp

Procedure for Malai Kofta

For Kofta:

  • To prepare dough for kofta, crumble paneer with baking soda and all purpose flour (maida).


  • Mix everything uniformly and make a crack less dough.


  • Prepare stuffing for kofta, make a coarse mix of everything that are listed under stuffing.



  • Now make small equal sized  stuffed kofta balls.


  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Fry kofta on medium  flame carefully.


  • Remove kofta on a tissue paper. Keep it aside.


For standard tomato gravy:

  • Make a paste of onion, ginger, and garlic, keep it aside.
  • Prepare puree of tomatoes.
  • Make powder of cashew nuts, almonds, charmagaz, khus khus, green cardomoms.


  • Heat a deep pan and saute onion puree. Cook till raw smell goes away and paste change its color, it will take at least 20 minutes.



  • Add tomato puree and dry fruits powder. Saute for 3-4 minutes more.


  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt. Mix well.



  • Cook till oil separates, add half cup water let it boil. Your standard gravy is ready .
  • Add koftas in the gravy. Garnish it with cream and coriander leaves.


  • Malai Kofta is ready to serve !
Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta


Serve immediately, if you have added your koftas in the gravy. If not serving immediately do not add koftas, otherwise your kofta starts melting.

Lauki Kofta (Lauki kofta curry/ Bottle gourd dumpling curry)

Hi everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Lauki Kofta’. This dish is a nice change from your usual lauki ki sabzi. Lauki is also famous by these names – bottle gourd, calabash, opo squash, dhudhi, and ghia. In this recipe small dumplings are prepared out of grated lauki, gram flour and few spices. It is an easy recipe and you can have it in your main course. It can be served with chapati/nan/paratha.


You can prepare koftas for this recipe one day in advance, this way even if you are short of time you can prepare this dish for your family within no time.

Few health benefits of bottle gourd/ lauki:

  1. Bottle gourd is rich in dietary fibre. It is very easy to digest.
  2. It helps in weight loss.
  3. Fat and calorie content of lauki is very low.
  4. Bottle gourd is a suitable vegetable for people with dietary problems and diabetics.

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Serve: 4

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients for Lauki Kofta

For kofta 
Lauki/Bottle Gourd (grated) 250gms (without seeds)
Gram flour/Besan 4 tbsp
Ajwain/Carrom seeds ¼ tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Cumin seeds½ tsp
Turmeric¼ tsp
Coriander powder½ tsp
Coriander leaves chopped1 tsp
Green chilli1 chopped
Oil for deep fry
For Curry/Gravy
Tomato 1
Garlic8 cloves
Ginger1 inch
Salt ½ tsp
Red chilli powder½ tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Turmeric¼ tsp
Cumin seeds½ tsp
Asafoetidaa pinch
Cashew paste

1 tsp
Oil ½ cup

Procedure for Lauki Kofta

For kofta:

  • Wash, peel and grate lauki.

  • Add besan and all the ingredients of kofta in the grated lauki.



  • Mix everything nicely.


  • Start making kofta in your desired shapes.


  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Fry kofta on medium flame.


  • On a tissue paper place all the kofta and it keep aside.


For Curry/gravy:

  • In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds and hing, let cumin seed crackle.


  • Add onion and cook till it turns translucent. Add green chilli and cook for 1-2 mins.

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  • In a grinder make paste of garlic, ginger and tomato.


  • Add this paste in the pan and cook with chopped onion. Cook till oil start separating.


  • In the pan add all the remaining dry ingredients.DSC02133
  • Cook until oil starts separating from the mix.
  • Add cashew paste and koftas, cook for few minutes.



  • Add water if you want thin consistency. If this gravy is of your desired consistency then your gravy is ready to be served.


  • Garnish lauki kofta with chopped coriander. Your curry is ready !
Lauki kofta curry

Lauki kofta curry


  • To prepare cashew paste, all you need to do is soak cashew nuts in lukewarm water for at least 20 mins. After 20 mins, in a mixer make paste.


Jhatpat Shahi Paneer (Quick royal cottage cheese)

Today’s recipe is ‘Jhatpat Shahi Paneer’.  Shahi means ‘royal’ in english and as the name suggests gravy of this recipe is very rich and full of flavour. This is one of the most popular dish in Indian restaurants. Gravy of this dish is prepared from cashew nuts, almonds, khus khus (poppy seeds), onion, tomatoes, and few Indian spices. Shahi paneer is served with jeera rice/rotis/naan/lachcha paratha.

Jhatpat Shahi Paneer

Jhatpat Shahi Paneer

You can share your re-creation of this recipe or any other recipe from Rasoi Recipe on our Facebook page or directly mail it to me on . I would love to hear from you guys. 🙂 

For more paneer recipes (cottage cheese) you can check Paneer Baida Roti (cottage cheese & egg parcel) , Paneer Masala (Cottage cheese in tomato gravy with peas and capsicum) .

Serve: 6

Duration: 40 mins

Ingredients for Jhatpat Shahi Paneer

Paneer (Cottage cheese)                                               250 grams

Onion (roughly chopped)                                              2 (medium)

Tomatoes (roughly chopped)                                      2 (medium)

Fresh/Frozen Peas (optional)                                     250 grams

Khus khus/ Poppy seeds                                               2 tsp

Cashew nuts                                                                        12

Almonds                                                                                 8-10

Green Chilli                                                                          1

Cumin/Jeera                                                                        1/2 tsp

Mustard Seeds/ Rai                                                         1/2 tsp

Red chillies powder                                                         1 tsp

Turmeric                                                                                 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder                                                            1½ tsp

Salt                                                                                             1 tsp or as per your taste

Cream (optional)                                                                1-2 tsp

Oil                                                                                               2 Tbsp

Procedure for Jhatpat Shahi Paneer

  • Heat oil in a pan or skillet or kadhai. Add poppy seeds, onions, tomatoes, almonds, green chilli, and cashew nuts.



  •  Add all the dry masala and saute for 3-4 minutes till everything mix properly.


  • Now let the above mix cool down, before making a smooth paste of this mix.


  • In a mixer prepare a very smooth creamy paste of the mix.


  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and add jeera and mustard seeds, let them crackle.


  • Add fresh/frozen peas and cook for 3-4 minutes.


  • Add paneer and masala paste, close the lid. Let it cook for mins.



  • Let the pressure drop, add cream and cook for 1-2 minutes. Shahi paneer is ready to be served.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander and serve it with naan/roti/jeera rice/lachcha paratha.

  • You can prepare  shahi mushroom  and shahi makhana recipe in the same way. Replace paneer (cottage cheese) with mushroom or makhana.
  • For making this dish more spicy you can add peppercorns, bay leafs and cinnamon sticks.
  • If you like kewra flavour, add kewra water in the recipe.

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Sev ki Sabzi

Sev ki Sabzi

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