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Malai Kofta (Indian Cheese and Potato Dumplings)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Malai kofta is a north Indian dish that consists of dumplings in a gravy. It can be eaten with Indian breads like puri, paratha, and naan, or with rice. The dumplings can also be served as cutlets on bread or a bun as snacks. Garnish with chopped cilantro."
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1 h 5 m servings 349
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash.
  2. Combine mashed potatoes, grated paneer cheese, cornstarch, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt in a bowl. Shape into approximately 8 small dumplings.
  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet; fry dumplings until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Place cashews and 1/4 cup water in a bowl; let stand at least 10 minutes. Puree mixture in a food processor.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet. Add chopped green chile pepper, ginger-garlic paste, and cumin seed; stir to combine. Add grated onion; cook and stir until light brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add tomato puree, ground coriander, salt, garam masala, ground turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until flavors are blended, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir cashew puree, cream, and milk into tomato mixture; add water to thin. Add dumplings to the gravy just before serving.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 349 calories; 19.6 33.3 12.1 30 1520 Full nutrition

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Did not hold together well.