Have you ever been in a situation where you keep on postponing your grocery shopping to the last minute and in the end you are left with just basic ingredients to cook with. 🙁 That’ me, and maybe it was the rainy weather that kept me indoors for much of the week. Now all I have on hand is couple of potatoes, a chunk of homemade paneer, frozen peas and spices. At this time the only recipe that came to my mind is – Malai Kofta recipe. Created a yummy meal with all the ingredients that I had on hand. In the end, a simple meal doesn’t require tons of ingredients. 🙂
RECIPE DETAIL – Recipe is divided in two parts – preparing koftas and making the gravy. Unlike lauki koftas, these koftas have an outer covering of potatoes and are stuffed with paneer- peas and cashew mixture. Fold and shape the koftas properly, making sure that everything is sealed in nice and tight. It should have no crack, otherwise koftas will open up during frying and mess up the oil. Prefer healthy version of koftas, use appe pan to cook your koftas – like I did in non fried lauki koftas.
Rest of the steps are pretty straightforward. Follow step by step guide below to prepare the gravy. Wait for the last minute to add koftas. Just before serving, warm up the gravy, toss in koftas, garnish with cashews, chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with tandoori roti or jeera rice.