Mali kofta is a classic north Indian dish of potato and paneer cheese dumplings served up in a spicy cream-based tomato gravy. If that doesn't sound appealing, I don't know what is! But it's a rich dish so one that you may want to reserve for special occasions or simply when you want to pamper yourself. Although I have really have cut down my consumption of dairy, paneer cheese is still pretty much irresistible to me.
The sauce can be made ahead of time and reheated gently before serving. If it thickens up too much, add some water. Alternately, if it's too watery, whisk in a bit more corn starch (or arrowroot flour). As this dish is rich enough as it is, I decided to bake the koftas instead of deep-frying them and then added the koftas to the gravy afterwards so that the tender koftas did not break apart. It is truly an addictive dish, and one that I will be revisiting in future, as this recipe went over very well with my diners.
|Mali Kofta (Potato and Paneer Kofta in a Rich Tomato Cream Sauce)|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on August 21, 2015
Creamy spiced potato and paneer cheese dumplings served in a rich and fragrant tomato cream sauce — a north Indian classic
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Other delicious kofta recipes to try from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Spicy Baked Chickpea Koftas
Chickpea Potato Koftas with Ricotta Cheese
Baked Chickpea Kofta Tacos with Avocado and Harissa
Vegetarian Samosa Cakes with Tamarind Chutney