Chicken Malai Kofta

Chicken Malai Kofta

Ingredients for koftas:

  • Boneless chicken diced 1 kg
  • onion paste 2 tbsp(put one large onion in the chopper and chop it in a paste WITHOUT WATER)
  • 2-3 large green chillies finely chopped
  • cilantro finely chopped 3-4 tbsp
  • ginger finely chopped 1 tbsp(chop it like onion in the chopper but without a single drop of water)
  • thick cream 3 tbsp
  • cornflour 3 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • red chili flakes 2 tsp
  • all spices powder(garam masala powder) 2 tsp or less


-Wash the chicken, drain thoroughly and then pat dry with a clean cloth. Then mince it well in chopper.
-Mix in the spices well so that all the spices get incorporated and make small to medium sized balls. And refrigerate for at least an hour.
-In a large frying pan on high heat, add 1-2 tbsp. of oil. When the oil is hot, carefully add the balls, making
sure not to overcrowd the pan (this may be done in batches). After 2-3 minutes, flip them and reduce the heat to medium. They should have a lovely golden brown color.
-After an additional 2 minutes cover the pan for 2-3 minutes so they will cook all the way through.

Ingredients for yummy gravy:

  • oil 1/2 tbsp
  • butter 2 tbsp
  • 10 cloves
  • 10 peppercorns
  • ginger 2″ piece finely chopped
  • tomato puree 1 1/2 cup (throw 4 medium sized tomatoes in the blender)
  • cream 200 ml
  • hot paprika powder 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • dried fenugreek leaves 1 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice 1/4 cup
  • whipped yogurt 1/2 cup


-Heat oil and butter, splutter cloves, peppercorns and chopped ginger.

-Stir in tomato puree, paprika, turmeric, fenugreek leaves, salt, yogurt and lemon juice. Cook until water dries up and oil separates. Fry it for 5 mins.

-Add 1 cup water let it boil. Now add koftas (meatballs) carefully. Keep the flame on medium.

-Now turn it to low and cook the koftas for 30 mints.

-After that, add cream and few cilantro leaves, mix well and then adjust the gravy consistency as u like.

-Serve hot with naans!

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