Make the Best Paneer Malai Kofta at Home 2023

Paneer Malai Kofta

Recipe for Paneer Malai Kofta - Paneer balls stuffed with nuts and served in a creamy curry sauce. Here's a recipe for Paneer Malai Kofta:


  • 200g paneer, grated
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for frying

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Salt, to taste

Make the Best Paneer Malai Kofta at Home 2023


  1. In a bowl, mix together the grated paneer, bread crumbs, cashews, raisins, corn flour, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt.
  2. Divide the mixture into small portions and shape them into balls.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the paneer balls until golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel and set aside.
  4. To make the sauce, heat ghee in a separate pan and add the cumin seeds. When they start to splutter, add the onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for another minute.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  7. Add the coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the cream and mix well. Let the sauce simmer for 5-7 minutes on low heat.
  9. Add the fried paneer balls to the sauce and let them simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with naan or rice.

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Paneer Malai Kofta Nutrition information

Here is the nutrition information for the given paneer recipe per serving (assuming 4 servings):

  • Calories: 522
  • Total Fat: 41g

  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Sodium: 403mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 14g

Note: The nutrition information may vary depending on the specific brands and amounts of ingredients used, as well as the size of the serving.

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