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Hi, I saw this mentioned in another thread and was wondering if someone could explain what it is. I am a newbie to Indian food and want to learn more. I have seen this dish described as veggie balls or dumplings but more details would be appreciated.<br><br><br><br>
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According to <a href="http://www.tigersandstrawberries.com/2006/02/28/sabz-kofta-in-rich-curry-sauce/" target="_blank">Tigers and Strawberries</a>, malai kofta is a vegetable kofta made with cheese mixed with mashed or grated vegetables and bread crumbs. The above link should give you lots of information and many tasty indian recipes.
 

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There's different types of kofta, I'm not sure what type malai kofta are, but the type that are vegan are made with mashed up (or shredded?) veggies like zucchini and potatoes, spiced with cilantro, garlic and ginger I'm thinking, and besan (garbanzo flour) to hold it together. Yum!<br><br><br><br>
They're made into little balls, sorta like fritters, that are fried (in my exerience - only one Indian restaurant around here does them) and then simmered in a rich yellow Indian curry sauce.<br><br><br><br>
Hoping I remember them right, it's been a while.
 

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TNS, if that's the way they are made, that sounds YUMMY.<br><br><br><br>
Wish I had Indian restaurants within a reasonable drive of me. I think the nearest one is 25 miles away. Best one is about 35-40miles away. *sigh*
 

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I would define Malai Kofta as: The yummiest Indian food on God's green earth.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>April</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've never had a vegan Malai Kofta, though.</div>
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A vegan malai kofta would be sabz kofta.<br><br><br><br>
"Malai kofta" is veggies and cheese and bread crumbs<br><br><br><br>
"Sabz kofta" veggies mixed with chickpea flour<br><br><br><br><br><br>
"kofta"=ball o' fried edible stuff.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MEM</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
A vegan malai kofta would be sabz kofta.<br><br>
"Malai kofta" is veggies and cheese and bread crumbs<br><br>
"Sabz kofta" veggies mixed with chickpea flour<br><br>
"kofta"=ball o' fried edible stuff.</div>
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Thats it! I knew the vegan ones had a different name...
 

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thanks everyone for all the information and definitions! I didn't realize, or forgot, there were different kinds of kofta. When I looked online for "malai kofta" I found so many different descriptions, I was just wondering if there was some standard version.
 
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