Paneer Kofta Recipe

  • For the Kofta:

    100 gms grated paneer

    1 1/2 boiled potatoes, mashed

    50 gms khoya

    2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste

    1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

    1 tsp red chili powder

    Handful of fresh coriander

    1/2 tsp cumin seeds

    1/2 tsp coriander seeds

    2-3 Tbsp mustard oil

    25g ms raisins, chopped

    50 gms flour

    Salt to taste.

    For the Gravy:

    3 Tbsp refined oil

    2 sticks of cinnamon

    6 green cardamoms

    2 brown cardamoms

    12 cloves

    2-3 bay leaves

    2 tsp cumin

    2 onions, chopped finely

    4 tsp ginger garlic paste

    1 tsp turmeric powder

    1 1/2 tsp red chili powder

    1 tsp coriander seeds, ground

    100 gms tomato puree

    100 gms fresh milk

    5 Tbsp hung curd

    1/2 tsp sugar

    Salt, to taste


For the Kofta:

·        In a mixing bowl combine the grated paneer, potatoes, khoya, ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, fresh coriander, ground cumin and coriander seeds, mustard oil and raisins.

·        Mix well together and knead into a dough.

·        Make koftas (round bite sized balls) of the dough, dust with flour.

·        Keep in the fridge for fifteen minutes to let the koftas firm up.      

For the Gravy:

·        Heat the refined oil in a pan.

·        Add in the cinnamon sticks, green cardamom, brown cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and cumin. Let it  crackle.

·        Then add the onions, salt, ginger garlic paste, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder and ground coriander seeds. Cook till the onions brown.

·        Add in the tomato puree and fresh milk into the gravy. Stir and let cook on a gentle simmer.

·        Into the pan, add hung curd and sugar to balance the acidity.

·        Cover and let it cook for 10 - 15 mins.

·        In a different pan, shallow fry the koftas in refined oil.

·        Add the shallow fried kofta into the gravy mixture. Let simmer for 5-6 mins.

·        Garnish the gravy with fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime, Serve hot!

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