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An exotic Indian curry
This is a royal dish and hence is very rich if you add the cream. But if you are calorie conscious you can skip it.

Posted by buttercup303 from Moodbidri, Karnataka, India • Published See buttercup303's 74 projects »
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  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 1
    Step 1

    >3 large onions + 2 green chillies
    >1 tbs coriander seeds +1/2 tbs cumin seeds + a small piece of cinnamon+ 2-3 cardamom + 3 cloves
    >1/4 cup cashew bits+1/4 cup almonds soaked in water for 15 min

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Grind the cashew-almond-water mixture to a fine paste

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grind the spice mix to a powder and to this, add the onions and Chillies and blitz them all to a paste without adding water.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Keep both the pastes Ready

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Head 1tbs oil + 2 tbs ghee in a pan (you can use all oil)

    Add the onion spice mix paste and 1 tbs sugar.

    Stir fry till the rawness goes away.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Let it change colour. meanwhile add 1/4 tsp turmeric and1/2 tsp curry powder or garam masala.

    Mix and add the almond cashew paste.

    Mix again and add 1 1/2 cup water. Mix and let it thicken.

    Add cream if required.
    Let the gravy bubble on low heat for 10 min

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take 200 gms paneer in a blender

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 8
    Step 8

    and blitz them to crumbs. You can crush them with your hands too.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 9
    Step 9

    For the Kofta balls - 200 gms paneer crumbs
    - 1 cup chopped dry fruits (pistachios, almonds and raisins)
    - 1 cup corn flour
    - 2 chopped green chillies
    - 1 small piece of ginger
    - Salt to taste
    - Sugar powder
    - 1 tsp garam masala

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Add salt and knead the paneer to get a dough like consistency.

    Add sugar powder, dry fruits chillies and knead again. finally add the cornflour a little at a time.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add the garam masala and bring everything together into a dough.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Heat oil for deep frying.

    Make firm tight balls, the size bigger than a lemon and keep the ready.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Deep fry in hot oil over medium-high heat till the koftas turn golden brown.

    Fry in batches of 3 or 4 koftas at a time.

    Fry one Kofta first to see that it doesnt fall apart. If it does fall apart, add a little more cornflour to the remaining balls and knead again.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Let the extra oil drain on paper towels.

    Paneer Koftas are ready.

  • How to cook a meatball. Mughlai Paneer Kofta  - Step 15
    Step 15

    Dunk them in the gravy just before serving so that they retain their crispiness.

    Garnish with cream Chopped coriander leaves and dry fenugreek leaves

    Serve with chapatis, rotis, naans or any Indian bread. This goes well with rice also.

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B. Buckles
B. Buckles
oh this is making me hungry! yummy!
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