Malai Kofta [vegan. easy] – Contentment cooking

This Malai Kofta is easy to make and packed with amazing flavors that the whole family will love. Try this for yourself and you know it will be a must-have in your home. Even the pickiest of kids will have a soft spot for this restaurant style Malai Kofta that tastes so fantastic that no one will ever say it’s naturally vegan. The vegetarian ravioli are covered in a creamy tomato sauce. What’s not to love about that?

Coconut milk adds an extra creamy touch to the recipe.

If you know me at all and have followed me for a while, you know that I am totally on board with Indian dishes like this. makhani lentilsTHE One Pot Chickpea Biryanior my Aloo Gobi.

For inspiration, do not hesitate to browse the sites. You’ll even find some ideas for using your Instant Pot to make my Instant Pot Dal.

Ingredients needed to make this Malai Kofta.Ingredients needed to make this Malai Kofta.

Sure this Malai Kofta is super addictive but no one would ever guess how easy it is to prepare, perfectly seasoned inside and out with great texture.

You’ll also find yourself eating this tomato sauce with a spoon. Be brave and wait or make a double batch just saying.

Prepare the potato and tofu mixture for the fried balls.Prepare the potato and tofu mixture for the fried balls.

What’s in this creamy tomato sauce

  • garlic
  • tomato sauce
  • cashew butter
  • onions
  • Garam masala

What’s in the Box for You with This Kofta Seasoning

This recipe lives on its spices. To make the seasoning, make sure you have:

  • Garam masala
  • chopped onion + onion powder
  • cumin
  • Fenugreek
  • minced garlic + garlic powder
  • chili powder
  • nutritional yeast

Preparation of creamy tomato sauce.Preparation of creamy tomato sauce.

What you need for this Malai Kofta recipe:

  • seasoning (see above)
  • potatoes
  • Extra firm tofu
  • cornstarch
  • frying oil

Add the fried Kofta balls to the sauce.Add the fried Kofta balls to the sauce.

How to make Malai Kofta

In a bowl, mix the cooked and grated potatoes, grated tofu, Kofta seasoning. Then add 1/4 cup cornstarch and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Form a dough with a spatula or pulse twice in your food processor. If you want, you can also just use your hands. If the dough doesn’t hold together well, add more cornstarch if necessary.

Form the dough into equal balls, each taking about 3 tablespoons. Heat the oil in a skillet. Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying. Fry the balls for about 3 minutes, do this until all the balls are cooked, then set them aside. Clean the pan.

Prepare the tomato sauce: heat the oil, brown the garlic for 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, garam masala and cashew butter. Cook for another 2 minutes until everything is creamy.

Malai Kofta in a large pan, garnished with coriander.Malai Kofta in a large pan, garnished with coriander.

Return the Malai Kofta balls to the pan and reheat them in the sauce for about 5 minutes on low heat.

Finally, add coconut milk as an option.

This is such an amazing dish for dinner, lunch, meal prep and make the kofta before and fry it later.

A scoop of Malai Kofta on a golden spoon A scoop of Malai Kofta on a golden spoon

Tips and tricks for this Vegan Malai Kofta

Make sure that when you cook the potatoes as a preparation, they still have some texture and don’t become too soft. They should not be completely cooked. Like al dente pasta.

I used extra firm tofu and I highly recommend using that as well. Soft tofu will be impossible to grate. I also find tofu to be closest to paneer. If you don’t need it vegan, you can use paneer or cheddar.

When grating tofu, dry it first with a paper towel and get rid of any excess liquid.

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Ingredients

For the Malai Kofta:

  • 8 ounces tofu

  • 2 lbs of potatoes

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch or other starch

  • Kofta Seasoning (3 tbsp. garam masala, 2 tbsp. onion powder, 1 tbsp. cumin, 1 tbsp. fenugreek, 1 tbsp. chili powder, minced garlic + 2 tbsp. garlic powder soup, nutritional yeast)

  • frying oil

  • salt, pepper to taste

For the Malaï sauce:

  • 30 ounces tomato sauce

  • 2 teaspoons of garam masala

  • 2 teaspoons of oil

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/3 cup cashew butter

  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional:

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the cooked and grated potatoes, grated tofu, Kofta seasoning. Then add 1/4 cup cornstarch and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Form a dough with a spatula or pulse twice in your food processor. If you want, you can also just use your hands. If the dough doesn’t hold together well, add more cornstarch if necessary.
  2. Form the dough into equal balls, each taking about 3 tablespoons. Heat the oil in a skillet. Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying. Fry the balls for about 3 minutes, do this until all the balls are cooked, then set them aside. Clean the pan.
  3. Prepare the tomato sauce: heat the oil, brown the garlic for 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, garam masala and cashew butter. Cook for another 2 minutes until everything is creamy.
  4. Return the Malai Kofta balls to the pan and reheat them in the sauce for about 5 minutes on low heat. Finally, add coconut milk as an option.

Nutritional information:

Yield: 4

Portion: 4 balls with sauce

Amount per serving:

Calories: 678Total fat: 22gSaturated fat: 8gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fats: 10gCholesterol: 0 mgSodium: 189 mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 11gSugar: 9gProtein: 23g

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