paneer kofta recipe | paneer kofta curry | stuffed paneer kofta masala

paneer kofta recipe | paneer kofta curry | stuffed paneer kofta masala with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a rich, creamy and spicy curry masala recipe served with stuffed paneer balls. it is often referred as vegetarian version of meat balls which hails from the popular punjabi cuisine and may also be referred as malai kofta recipe. it is generally prepared on special occasions and is mainly served with roti, chapathi and naan.
paneer kofta recipepaneer kofta recipe | paneer kofta curry | stuffed paneer kofta masala with step by step photo and video recipe. like any other traditional curry recipe, paneer kofta curry recipe too has the same tomato and onion base with cashew’s and curd. however these tender and soft deep fried paneer kofta makes it unique and irresistible curry recipe.

the kofta’s are basically a small round shaped balls stuffed with either meat or choice of veggies. typically kofta or kofte’s are prepared with grounded minced meat which is later fried till crisp. however in india the kofta’s are generally vegetarian and are prepared with vegetables or paneer. you can easily find paneer kofta, aloo kofta, lauki kofta, banana kofta and even mixed vegetables kofta recipe. generally these fried kofta’s are then sautéed and simmered in thick creamy tomato and onion based spicy curry / gravy. out of all the kofta curry recipe, paneer kofta curry and malai kofta recipe is my personal favourite and i typically enjoy it with tandoori roti and garlic naan.

paneer kofta curry

i would like to add few tips and recommendations for a perfect and soft paneer kofta recipe. firstly, i have used home-made paneer and i was able grate it evenly without any lumps. i would heavily recommend to use soft, moist and fresh paneer for the recipe. if you are using a store bought one, make sure it soft and fresh. secondly, add dry fruits like cashew or raisins to enhance the flavour of kofta. finally, i prefer my kofta to be crisp while serving, if you do not; then break them roughly and add to curry.

finally i would like to highlight my other indian curry recipes or sabzi recipes with this post of paneer kofta recipe. it mainly includes recipes like, paneer mutter, aloo gobi, palak paneer, paneer masala, soya chunks curry, veg kurma and veg makhanwala recipe. in addition do not forget to check my other recipes collection like,

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paneer kofta recipe
paneer kofta recipe | paneer kofta curry | stuffed paneer kofta masala
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
easy paneer kofta recipe | paneer kofta curry | stuffed paneer kofta masala
Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for kofta:
  • 1 cup paneer / cottage cheese grated
  • 1 cup potato boiled & mashed
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 5 cashew / kaju chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp corn flour to roll
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • oil for deep frying
for curry:
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cup tomato pulp
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • ¼ cup cashew paste
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
Instructions
  1. firstly, mix all the ingredients to make small round kofta.
  2. roll them in corn flour for extra crisp out covering.
  3. deep fry in hot oil or bake in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 20 minutes.
  4. stir occasionally, and fry on medium flame.
  5. fry till the kofta turn golden and crisp.
  6. drain off the paneer koftas and and in tomato onion based curry.
  7. cover and simmer for 8 minutes or till the kofta absorbs curry.
  8. additionally, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp crushed kasuri methi. stir well.
  9. finally, serve paneer kofta curry with jeera rice , roti or naan.

how to make paneer kofta with step by step photo:

kofta preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 cup grated paneer and 1 cup boiled & mashed potato.
    paneer kofta recipe
  2. also add ¼ cup besan, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp garam masala5 chopped cashew and ¼ tsp salt.
    paneer kofta recipe
  3. combine well to form a smooth and soft dough.
    paneer kofta recipe
  4. pinch a small ball sized dough and prepare a round ball without any cracks.
    paneer kofta recipe
  5. roll them in corn flour for extra crisp outer covering.
    paneer kofta recipe
  6. deep fry in hot oil or bake in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 20 minutes.
    paneer kofta recipe
  7. stir occasionally, and fry on medium flame.
    paneer kofta curry
  8. fry till the kofta turn golden and crisp.
    paneer kofta curry
  9. drain off the paneer koftas and keep aside.
    paneer kofta curry

curry preparation recipe:

  1. now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom and 1 tsp jeera.
    paneer kofta curry
  2. add in 1 onion and saute well. followed by saute 1 tsp ginger garlic paste till the raw smell disappears.
    paneer kofta curry
  3. further add 2 cup tomato pulp and stir well. to prepare tomato pulp, blend 3 large tomatoes to smooth paste without adding any water.
    paneer kofta curry
  4. cover and cook for 15 minutes or till tomato pulp thickens.
    paneer kofta curry
  5. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp salt.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  6. saute till the spices gets cooked well and oil is released.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  7. now add 1 cup water and ¼ cup whisked curd. stir well till the curd combines well without curdling.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  8. further add ¼ cup cashew paste and mix well adjusting consistency. to prepare cashew paste soak 10 cashew in ¼ cup warm milk for 15 minutes and blend to smooth paste.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  9. now add in prepared paneer kofta.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  10. cover and simmer for 8 minutes or till the kofta absorbs curry.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  11. additionally, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp crushed kasuri methi. stir well.
    stuffed paneer kofta masala
  12. finally, serve paneer kofta curry with jeera rice , roti or naan.
    paneer kofta curry

notes:

  • firstly, adding cashew pieces in kofta gives a crunchy bite to kofta.
  • also add cream along with cashew paste to prepare rich and creamy malai kofta recipe.
  • additionally, cook the tomato pulp well, else the curry taste raw.
  • finally, paneer kofta curry taste great when prepared slightly creamy and less spicy.
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28 COMMENTS

  1. Tired this recipe many times and loved it. Cooked it for family and friends all have appreciated. Thank you so much. I’m a big fan.

  2. Very nice and easy recipe. Tried it and came out excellent. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

  3. your’s all recepies are too good….easy to cook…. simple procedure…..and very yummy.I learn many dishes from hebbars kitchen…. thank you so much

  4. could you please tell me which red chilli powder do you use? beacuse kashmiri red chilli powder doesnt give this much brightness reddish colour.. and which brand

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