Malai kofta gravy recipe | Keema balls recipe


Malai kofta dish is made from meat balls dunked in a creamy sauce. Kofta can be either shallow fry in Ghee or oil.Else drop in the gravy. Both taste delicious.  

Step by step method to prepare a tempting creamy gravy.
In a blender add mince, whole red chilli, green chillies, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Blend and keep aside.
In a bowl add the mince, roasted chana  flour, onion paste. Add salt and gram masala powder. Combine together as a dough. Keep a side.
In a thick sauce pan heat oil add onions saute till golden brown add Ginger garlic paste, chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder saute till raw aroma of tomatoes go away. And allow it cool. Add almond or Cashew grind to a smooth paste. 
In a kadai heat oil add the onion, tomatoes paste stir well. Add thick yogurt on a low flame.
Add salt and pour water as required. Drop the meat balls. Cover the lid.
Add whole red chilli if spice is less. Cook till the kofta turns soft.
Add heavy cream and Garnish with coriander leaves. Stir well. Turn off the flame.
Delicious creamy kofta ready to serve.


  • Keema (mince) 500gm
  • Onions 2 medium size
  • Garlic cloves 5_6
  • Whole red chilli 1
  • Greenchillies 2
  • Coriander leaves 1/4cup
  • Mint leaves 1/4cup
  • Salt as needed 
  • Garam masala powder 1/2tsp
  • Roasted Channa(grind to a powder) Futne


  • Onion 1 
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp 
  • Tomatoes 1
  • Salt as needed 
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp 
  • Yogurt 2tbsp
  • Cream 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for Garnish. 
  • Garam masala powder a pinch
  • Oil 3 tbsp


  • In a dry mixer jar add roasted Channa grind to smooth powder. Keep aside. 
  • In a same blender add the above ingredients blend Keema keep a side. 
  • In a bowl add Keema mixture and roasted Channa powder combine together. Knead as a dough by adding salt and Garam masala powder. 


  • In a saucepan heat oil add onion saute till onion becomes soft and tender. Add Ginger garlic paste cook till raw aroma goes away. 
  • Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, salt. Saute till tomatoes are tender. Allow it to cool. 
  • In a blender add almond or Cashew add onion mixture grind to a fine smooth paste. 
  • In a wide pan heat oil add bay leaf, onion masala paste stir often till the oil leaves side of the pan. 
  • Add thick yogurt on  a low flame stir gradually. Add red chilli if need to increase the spice.

  • Add salt and pour water as required. Bring the gravy to a boil.


  • Make small balls drop the keema balls gradually and check the consistency of the gravy must be thin and runny. 
  • Cover the lid and cook till the kofta changes to large in size, texture soft and tender. 
  • Add cream, Garnish with coriander leaves add a pinch of gram masala powder. 
  • Creamy kofta gravy is ready to serve. 


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  1. Looks great

  2. Trying this recipe now. 😊

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