Vegan Malai Kofta
Servings Prep Time
15Koftas 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
15Koftas 30minutes
Cook Time
Making Koftas
  1. Almonds – better to get blanched almonds, otherwise – after soaking the almonds, blanch in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, wash with cold water and easily peel the shells off.
  2. Blend the Cashews and Almonds with very little water. 10 minutes should be enough just to grind them into a thick and very very smooth paste, if needed- add water gradually.
  3. important – Keep 100 ml of this paste aside for the sauce.
  4. mix together – Potatoes puree, almond-cashew paste, cornflour, 1/3 of chopped chili, almond flour, 1/4 tsp garam masala and salt. the mixture should be quite thick and easy to work with.
  5. Shape into Koftas (balls or longer shapes). fry the koftas. if you want them to look nicer – you can deep fry, but I preferred to have less nicer koftas and less oil.
Malai Sauce
  1. Pour 4 tbsp oil to the sauce pan and when hot add spices (cardamom, clove, bay leaves, mace and cinnamon). stir. add the garlic and ginger for a few more seconds.
  2. Add the onion and keep stirring for 5 minutes until it is softer. insert the tomatoes.
  3. at this stage you may need to add 50 ml water. add the tumeric and remaining chili and garam masala.
  4. Add 100 ml cashew-almond paste and 2.5 cups of water. stir well and simmer until the sauce is thicker and bubbling. I didn’t blend my tomatoes to a paste so at this stage I pureed most of the sauce. At this stage add salt and methi.
  5. Serve with Rice. combine the koftas with sauce only before serving (keep separate and cook together shortly before eating).
Recipe Notes

The original recipe was at this excellent Indian cooking site. I’m looking forward to trying more recipes.

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