There are very few vegetarian curries that will never go out of fashion and they always make you salivate by just hearing its name. One such curry is Shahi Malai Kofta curry . This is a beautiful combination of, soft cottage cheese dumplings, flavored with aromatic Indian spices and finished in a luscious, rich gravy.Today I am sharing a healthier version of this No Fry Shahi Malai Kofta Curry.
I use homemade fresh paneer (homemade Indian cheese) mixed with cashews & raisins, simmered in onion & tomato gravy.This No Fry Shahi Malai Kofta Curry is a perfect dish for the party table. Royal, Elegant, Delicious. A perfect gravy to go along with Naan or Rice.
I usually make them only on some special occasions. This dish is always available in every restaurant’s menu list.as this dish is easy to make at home too with a little bit of practice and patience. I used to deep fry them ,but why deep fry them when you have paniyaram pan ( Aebleskiver pan).
In a mixing bowl add mashed potato, paneer, rice flour and salt. Now mix it properly and knead it like a dough.
Divide the dough into equal parts and form a small lemon sized balls . Flatten the dough on your palm and put a cashew and raisin in it and seal the ball making it round in shape.
Heat the oil/butter in non-stick pan.Add in sliced onions and cashews and saute it for few mins.
Throw in the chopped tomatoes ginger garlic paste.Stir & cook it for some time.Remove the whole garam masala.
blend in a mixer
Make a smooth mixture.
Add in oil ,turmeric powder , chill powder ,Garam masala ,the pureed misture ,salt to taste and ½ cup of water.
mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.Add dried fenugreek leaves & curd.Let it simmer for few minutes. Sprinkle some fresh chopped cilantro and serve. Your No Fry Shahi Malai Kofta Curry is ready. Enjoy it with a naan, kulcha or a paratha.
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