I had made this last month for Ritvik's birthday but didn’t have time to write about this. Now I finally got some time to post this delicious recipe.
"Malai kofta" this name brings me back my sweet Hyderabad days. First time I had this malai kofta in Hyderabad, I didn't remember where it is in Hyderabad. But I had this more often in Haweli, which is my favourite hotel in Hyderabad . I think this is the perfect dish for the parties.
1/2 cup Chopped Cabbage
1/2 cup Grated Carrot
1 tbs Grated Cheese
2 tbs Cornflour
1/2 sp Chilly powder
1tsp Chilly powder
1Sp Coriander powder
1Sp Masala powder
3big Garlic pods
1sp Poppy seeds
Preparation of Kofta:
Boil and smash the beans, potatoes, peas( in the picture, didn't smash the peas yet. but we must do). Squeeze out the juice from carrot.
Mix all the boiled and smashed veggies, chopped cabbage, grated cheese, carrot, cornflour, salt and chilly powder to be rolled into balls
and deep fried. keep it aside.
Preparation of the Gravy:
Soak the poppy seeds and almonds for 15 mints.
Boil the tomatoes for 5 mints and pureed it. set aside.
Boil the onions for 10 mints and grind along with ginger, garlic, chilly powder, coriander powder, masala powder, turmeric powder, cardamoms, soaked poppy seeds and almonds.
Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the onion and masala past till light brown. Add the tomato puree to this fry again until the oil begins to separate from the gravy. Now add the sugar, followed by the cheese stir one minute and add the salt and 1cup water. Bring the gravy to a boil and then reduce the fire to a simmer. Gently add the koftas to this gravy and remove from the stove.