To begin making the Malai Kofta Recipe, combine all the ingredients for the koftas in a bowl and divide them into lemon size balls.
Flatten the balls in the palm of your hands and place a couple of raisins in the center. Close the kofta dough back into a ball and keep aside.
The next step is to cook the Malai Koftas either in the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan
If you plan to use the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan; then place the kofta balls in the pan’s cavities; drizzle the koftas with a little oil and pan fry them until golden brown on both sides. You will have to flip the kofta balls so they fry on all sides evenly.
The next step is to make the Kofta Curry
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add in the grated ginger and garlic sauté for a few seconds. Stir in the tomato puree, honey, turmeric powder, cardamom powder, garam masala powder, salt and chilli powder to taste.
Bring the kofta curry to a boil and simmer for a couple of minutes till the tomatoes get cooked through.
Finally add in the cream and the kasuri methi and stir it into the kofta curry. Add in the cooked malai koftas, cover the pan and simmer until the curry and flavours get absorbed into the koftas.
Adjust the consistency of the malai kofta curry by adding water if required. Do make sure to check the salt and spice levels and adjust according to your taste.
Serve Non Fried Malai Kofta Recipe with Tawa parathas and Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe and Mooli Raita for lunch or dinner. You can even serve the Malai Kofta for a indian dinner party menu.