Dhaba Style Malai Kofta Recipe | Roadside Eatery Style Malai Kofta Curry. This gluten free curry includes potatoes, cottage cheese, salt, nuts, and green chilies. You can serve it with rice or naan. This would be pretty awesome anyway. It is all up to your choice — eat it as you like. 🙂
Happy New Year to you all!
I just realized that I didn’t tell you guys anything about my awesome dinner yesterday.
I had enough time yesterday for cooking, so I cooked something time-taking yet really delicious. Believe me it was worth the effort. The dish was a curry, and it was DHABA STYLE MALAI KOFTA. ‘DHABA’ is a roadside eatery in India; ‘Malai’ is cream, and ‘Kofta’ is a fried Dumpling.
It is January, and everyone hasn’t come out of holiday mood yet. Same with me. I can listen to my favorite soothing music, and may be turn on my newest Disco light, which I bought for the new year’s eve. Ahhh! I did not tell you about our new year’s EVE. We were home in the evening after some fireworks, and a great mexican dinner. It was SUPER GREAT!
I prepared some awesome cocktail for the party for the two of us. I will share the recipe with you guys soon.
As you all know, that I have a little daughter ‘A’, who loves that colorful rolling light, and she can spend hours and hours there, dancing with music, and drinks. I would not include any two year old as ‘A’ here for the cocktail party, but she has also enjoyed the party with her favorite berry juice, and OF COURSE with her firework glitter sticks. 😉 🙂 Nowadays, she just wants to copy us in everything we do 🙂
I think she is a little party girl. She would only need some party music, disco light, some cozy meal, and something to drink. That is all for her. 🙂
If I tell you about the weather here in Finland — it is not just freezing cold, but my ears and nose are deadly cold too. IT is Jaw-dropping cold, and seriously NO FUN, if you are out for a long time. You see, when I was out for a while yesterday, it was breathtakingly cold. And there I was dreaming of a spicy steaming HOT Curry in Mind. Not about a warm place, but about warm food — it is Crazy or what? Well, it’s not Crazy, But I am a true FOODIE. WOHOO — that’s like who I am. 🙂
Ok, let’s get back from this virtual world to to real world. The snow has settled slightly around here, for now. But it can change anytime because things such as weather are so unpredictable always. I have all the courage to face this cold weather. Actually I have all the food to face this cold weather. 🙂
This is good though, as it is actually lovingly livable here. And every year I wait for this WHITE SNOWY WINTER, which is finally here.
It has been many days since I made some rich cozy curry. The weather is cold & dark, and the days are short, so I think a rich creamy curry is the only thing anyone would require to cope up with the crazy dark days of winter. That is the only path in my mind to rescue. 😉
YES! I am jubilant. I am jubilant because I cooked my favorite curry after a long period. I wish, I wish, I could eat it everyday!!
And that’s what is going on here in January, the first month of this year. No matter what type of weather this is, my happiness is always on my mind. 🙂
Let’s go back to the recipe and talk about Malai Kofta. This is the best kind of curry dish because you only need some love for cooking, some patience and a whole bunch of ingredients. It is really easy to cook.
It includes potatoes, cottage cheese, salt, nuts, and green chilies. Altogether formed into a ball and deep fried. And curry includes fresh ginger-garlic paste, fresh onion paste, cashew paste, tomato puree, butter, oil, some fresh cream and some spices.
If you like rice, serve it with hot rice. If you love bread serve it with hot Naan or any other breed. This would be pretty awesome anyway. It is all up to your choice — eat it as you like. 🙂
Method for Malai Kofta balls:
Take a mixing bowl. Add grated potatoes, grated paneer, salt, pepper powder, chopped green chili, and bread crumbs. Mix well to make the dough, and make ping pong size balls.
Flatten with pam, and add 1 roasted cashew and raisins. Bring together all side in the center and form into a ball again. Flatten to make a cylinder shape, and roll it on all purpose flour.
Heat oil in a pan, and deep fry all balls till they turn golden brown.
Method for gravy:
Heat a pan, and add butter and oil to it. Now add cumin seeds, asafetida and saute till they splutter. Add onion puree, and cook for about 5 minutes. Now add ginger-garlic paste to it. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Now add cashew paste to it. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes. Add tomato puree, and saute it covered for 5 -7 minutes on medium heat.
Now add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix them thoroughly. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add fresh cream and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add chopped green chilies. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add some water if needed and cook for few more minutes.