Vegetarian Malai Kofta Curry Thermomix

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Malai Kofta is a decadent vegetarian curry. The dish is often cooked for celebrations such as weddings. It consists of a rich, creamy, tomato based curry which contains homemade paneer and potato kofta.

Vegetarian Thermomix Malai Kofta Curry

Vegetarian Thermomix Malai Kofta Curry

There are many version of the recipe, but my favourite is the Jaipur style which is a stuffed potato and paneer kofta. Each of the deep-fried koftas is filled with a sweet mix of sultanas and cashews.  Malai Kofta is one of my favourite Indian dishes. From the first time I tried these deep-fried Aloo Koftas in the creamy tomato gravy, I was a convert. For me, there are very few curries that come close to the delicious, homely flavours.

Malai Kofta Curry

Malai Kofta Curry

I may have been a little spoiled by my first Malai Kofta experience because I have always found it difficult to find a recipe as good as my first experience. When I was researching the recipe for my book “An Indian ThermoKitchen” I knew I would have to make it my mission to learn how to cook the perfect Malai Kofta.

Whilst we were visiting India I knew I needed to learn the recipe first hand. I booked into two cooking classes, one in Jaipur and one in Delhi. Both chefs taught me their version on Malai Kofta. It was a smart move because both chefs made the dish differently. I loved both recipes but neither was exactly the way my favorite Malai Kofta needed to taste. My first experience of the dish had a distinct green cardamom taste. Plus, the kofta was stuffed with sultanas and nuts which added a crunchy surprise to the centre.

Malai Kofta Thermomix Curry

Malai Kofta Thermomix Curry

Once I returned to Australia I started working on my cookbook again. I used the two Malai Kofta recipes from my cooking classes as the basis of my own variation. It didn’t take me too long to perfect the dish. I’ve tested this curry now on friends, family and Vegetarian Indian Cooking Classes that I’ve hosted, everyone loves it.

There are a few ingredients that can be a little tricky but you can find more information about the Indian ingredients in this article. There are also links to suppliers in the article.

This recipe is available exclusively in my book “An Indian ThermoKitchen.”

An Indian Thermokitchen Cookbook

An Indian Thermokitchen Cookbook

The cookbook includes 28 authentic recipes designed for the Thermomix. Each recipe is pictured in full colour. The book is available as an A4, printed hard copy and comes with a complimentary PDF so you can start cooking immediately.

Malai Kofta Curry - Pin

Malai Kofta Curry – Pin

Take a look at the ingredients in this delicious curry.

Malai Kofta Curry

Malai Kofta Curry

Julie Carlyle
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 People


  • cashews or white melon seeds magaz
  • water for soaking
  • Indian Spiced Ghee recipe inc
  • brown onion quartered
  • garlic cloves
  • fresh ginger
  • green cardamon
  • star anise
  • coriander
  • cumin seed
  • Deggi Mirch -Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • Turmeric
  • tomato passata
  • garam masala recipe inc
  • fenugreek leaves
  • cream
  • salt


  • To get full instructions please consider taking a look at the book.
  • The digital copy will be emailed within five minutes of purchase so you can get cooking immediately.
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