Mughlai Kofta Recipe – Veg Paneer Balls Dipped In Mughlai Gravy [Pics]

Mughlai Kofta
Mughlai Kofta is a perfect blend of rich dry fruits with the tomato, cream and Khoya. It is simply irresistible to have it on your table and miss the bite with a Naan or lachha paratha. Have a bowl of pineapple raita to add to the overall taste!!

Wow…can’t wait to make it and have it too :)

Follow this restaurant style tried and tested recipe to re-create the same magic at home. You will definitely be able to impress your family and friends.

Mughlai Kofta Recipe In Words

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Yield: 1 Big Bowl of Mughlai Kofta (Serves: 5 People)

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Mughlai Kofta 1 Ingredients for Mughlai Kofta 2

  1. 150 gms Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
  2. 1 Cup Water
  3. 1/2 Cup Thick Curd/Yogurt
  4. 3/4 Cup Grated Onion
  5. 1 Cup Tomato Paste
  6. 2 Chopped Green Chilies
  7. 3/4 Tsp Salt
  8. 3/4 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  9. 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  10. 1 Tbsp Oil
  11. 7 Almonds (finely chopped into small pieces)
  12. 2” Inch Grated Ginger
  13. 2 Tsp Poppy Seeds (Khas Khas)
  14. 1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese (Khoya)
  15. 1/2 Cup Chopped Carrot
  16. 1 Cup Chopped Potato
  17. 1 Cup Chopped French Beans
  18. 1/2 Cup Fresh Cream (Malai)
  19. 1/2 Cup Cornflour
  20. 4 Tsp Cashew Nuts (finely chopped into small pieces)
  21. 3 Tsp Raisins
  22. 1 Tsp Coriander Powder

Method:

We will start the process by boiling French Beans, Potatoes and carrot in a pressure cooker.
Add 500 ml. of water in a pressure cooker with vegetables and keep the stove on high flame.After 1 whistle, switch off the stove and keep aside the cooker until it has steam pressure in it.
Mughlai Kofta-boil vegetables
Once all steam has vanished from the cooker, take out the boiled vegetables in a sieve to drain the excess water. Mughlai Kofta-sieve boiled vegetables
Now keep the boiled vegetables in a bowl and mash them with the help of a spatula. Keep aside for later use. Mughlai Kofta-add them into a bowl and mash with spatula
Now, we will start the process of making gravy for Mughlai Kofta by heating 1/2 Tbsp of Oil in a pan on medium flame for about a minute.

Then add Poppy Seeds and fry till they get light golden brown in color.

Mughlai Kofta-add khus khas in hot oil
Add grated Ginger and Onion. Mix well and cook until Onion changes its color to golden brown. Mughlai Kofta-after 2 minutes add onion and ginger
Now add Tomato paste and chopped green chilies. Mix well. Keep the stove on medium flame. Now add Tomato paste and chopped green chilies. Mix well. Keep the stove on medium flame
Add thick curd, Salt, Red Chili powder and Coriander powder. Mix well and cook till spices separate themselves from the oil.

The oil would be visible floating around in pan easily when it has actually separated itself.

Add thick curd, Salt, Red Chili powder and Coriander powder. Mix well and cook till spices separate themselves from the oil.
Now add Water and mix well again. Wait till you see a boil and then turn the stove on low flame. Now add Water and mix well again. Wait till you see a boil and then turn the stove on low flame.
Add grated Khoya (Ricotta cheese) and mix well. Cook on low flame for about 1 minute. Add grated Khoya (Ricotta cheese) and mix well. Cook on low flame for about 1 minute.
Now add Cream and Garam masala. Mix well. Now add Cream and Garam masala. Mix well.
It is right time to add the dry fruits (Almonds, Cashew Nuts) in our deliciously delicious aromatic Mughlai Gravy.

Add only half the total quantity and save half for Paneer balls. Mix well and switch off the stove.

add the dry fruits (Almonds, Cashew Nuts) in our deliciously delicious aromatic Mughlai Gravy. Mix well and switch off the stove
Our gravy part is done, we will now focus on making Paneer balls.

Take mashed Paneer in a bowl. Add Raisins, Almonds and Cashew Nuts along with Salt.

Once our gravy part is done, take mashed Paneer in a bowl. Add Raisins, Almonds and Cashew Nuts along with Salt.
Also add Mashed boiled vegetables, which we prepared in first few steps. Mix all well. Also add Mashed boiled vegetables, which we prepared in first few steps. Mix all well.
Add cornflour and mix well again. Add cornflour and mix well again.
Add 1/4 Tsp of Garam masala, mix well. Add 1/4 Tsp of Garam masala, mix well.
Take small quantity of this paneer mixture in your hand and roll it softly with the help of your both palms. You will get a smooth and light paneer mixture ball. Take small quantity of this paneer mixture in your hand and roll it softly with the help of your both palms.
Take 3 tsp of cornflour in a plate and slightly spread the cornflour over this prepared paneer ball. Take 3 tsp of cornflour in a plate and slightly spread the cornflour over this prepared paneer ball.
Heat approximately 500 ml of Oil in a pan on high flame. After approx. 4 minutes, Oil would get hot.

Add the prepared paneer balls.

Heat approximately 500 ml of Oil in a pan on high flame. After approx. 4 minutes, once Oil is very hot, add the prepared paneer balls.
Fry till they achieve perfect golden brown color (as shown) and then take them out of the oil.

Do this for all Paneer balls.

Fry till they achieve perfect golden brown color (as shown), take them out of the oil
Now, heat the gravy and add the prepared Koftas.

Mughlai kofta is ready to serve hot.

Note: Do keep this in mind that add the Koftas in the gravy just before serving. Otherwise, Koftas will soak all the gravy if you keep them soaked.

Now, heat the gravy, add the prepared Koftas and your Mughlai koftas will be ready to serve.
Enjoy Mughlai Kofta with Naan/Paratha/Chapati.

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