Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

Paneer Kofta Curry is a traditional dish of North India. This paneer recipe has two separate parts, first make kofta with paneer and then make the rich and creamy gravy . It’s a dish where paneer or cottage cheese koftas are dipped in gravy made with onion and cashew paste. Whether you are looking for paneer kofta recipe to serve it as a snack or as a curry with gravy for sumptuous meal, this easy recipe will satisfy your needs and excite your palate. You can serch for more Paneer recipes here.

Image : Paneer Kofta Curry

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Important :

  • Preparation Time : 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Total Time : 1 hr
  • Makes : 15 -20 koftas
  • Serve for : 4

Ingredients : 

For Kofta –

  • Paneer or Cottage Cheese (200 gm) /grated
  • Plain Flour (3 tbsp)
  • Gram Flour (1 tbsp)
  • Rice Flour (2 tbsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Turmeric Powder (1 pinch)

For Gravy –

  • Vegetable Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Onion Paste (4 tbsp)
  • Cashew Paste (3 tbsp)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste (1 tsp)
  • Coriander Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Yogurt (1 tbsp)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)
  • Butter (1 tsp)

Direction :

For Making Kofta

  1. Take grated paneer, plain flour or maida, rice flour, gram flour or besan, salt and turmeric powder into a bowl or plate. Now knead all the ingredients very well and make a dough.
  2. Make small golf size balls from the dough.
  3. Heat vegetable oil and deep fry the koftas until they become golden brown.
  4. When the koftas are done, soak them on absorbent paper and put aside.

For Making Gravy

  1. In a bowl, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Make a smooth paste by adding water and keep it aside.
  2. In the same oil, put onion paste and fry for 3-5 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Now add the spice mixture into the onion gravy and cook for few minutes.
  4. Then add ginger garlic paste. Cook the gravy till the raw smell of garlic has gone.
  5. Add cashew paste and cook until the gravy leaves oil from the edges.
  6. When the gravy is almost done, add sugar and 1 tbsp whisked yogurt and stir well.
  7. Lastly add some butter and add the koftas into the gravy. Give a stir gently and cook for 5 minutes. Your Paneer Kofta Curry is ready to serve.

Images :

Take grated paneer, plain flour, rice flour, gram flour, salt and turmeric powder into a bowl

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Knead and make a dough

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Make small golf size balls from the dough

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Deep fry until they become golden brown

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Keep them aside

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Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and coriander powder

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Make a smooth paste by adding water

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In the same oil add onion paste

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Add spice mixture

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Add ginger garlic paste

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Add cashew paste

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Add sugar

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Add yogurt

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Add butter

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Add koftas and cook for 5 minutes

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Tips :

  • Dont cook the gravy for long after adding the koftas.
  • Serve with roti, paratha, steamed rice or fried rice.

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