Malai Kofta

Jain Malai Kofta

Serving: 2 Persons


For Kofta

  • 1 1/2 Cup Bottle Gourd (Dudhi or Lauki) (Grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1 Tablespoon Wheat Flour (Chappati Flour)
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Oil For Frying
  • Salt To Taste

For Tomato Puree

  • 3 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Yogurt (Curd)
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Cream (Malai)

For White Paste

  • 8-10 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds (Til)
  • 1 Teaspoon White Watermelon Seeds (Magtari)

Other Ingredients :

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter or Ghee
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Coriander Leaves (Kothmir) (Finely Chopped)
  • Salt To Taste


For Kofta

  • Mix all Ingredients in a Bowl and make kofta out of it.
  • Ideally You can make 10-12 Koftas. Add Extra Gram Flour If Needed.
  • Heat the Oil in a Kadai and Deep Fry the Koftas till Golden Brown.
  • Remove It on the Absorbent Paper.
  • Keep It Aside.

For Tomato Puree

  • Blend Tomatoes, Yogurt and Cream to a smooth puree.

For White Paste

  • Soak all the Ingredients in water for about half an hour.
  • Blend It To a Smooth Paste.


  • Heat Butter in a Pa.
  • Add Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds.
  • Add White Paste and Roast it till the paste changes colour.
  • Add Tomato Puree and rest of dry masala and let it cook till the Oil separates from the Gravy.
  • Place Koftas in a Bowl and Pour Gravy on it.
  • Garnish it with Chopped Coriander and serve hot with Tandoori Roti, Naan or Paratha.


  • For Low Calorie Version, You Can Skip Cream in Tomato Puree. Just Add 2 Teaspoon of Milk into the Gravy just before serving.

Keywords: Malaai, Cofta, Koftaa, Sabji, Sabzi, Vegetable, Punjabi

7 thoughts on “Malai Kofta

  1. i am jain n always looking for new good receipe.i n my husband are foodie.liked ur taste of jain malai kofta very much.


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