paneer kofta


Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
200 gms paneer/cottage cheese, grated
3 medium sized aloos/potatoes, which have been boiled & peeled and then grated
11/2 tbsp almond flour or 1 tbsp milk powder or 11/2 tbsp khoya (i used almond flour)
½ tsp black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
¼ or ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
¼ or ½ tsp garam masala powder
1 or 1.5 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta
1.5 or 2 tbsp corn flour/corn starch
2 to 3 tbsp mixed chopped dry fruits – almonds, cashews, pistachois and raisins
vegetable oil for frying ( i used rice bran oil)
rock salt or regular salt as required
chaat masala as required (optional)

how to make the recipe:
mix all the ingredients in a bowl, except the dry fruits.
check the seasoning and add more salt or spice powders if required.
take a medium sized ball from the mixture and flatten it slightly.
place the dry fruits in the center.
bring the edges toward the center and cover the dry fruits completely.
seal the kofta well, so that they do not break while frying.
make all the koftas this way.
heat oil for shallow frying or deep frying in a kadai or pan.
add the stuffed koftas and fry till golden brown from all over.
drain the kofta on paper tissues.
serve aloo paneer kofta hot or warm with green chutney or sweet chutney and sprinkled with some chaat masala.
these koftas can also be made and added to malai kofta curry.