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Stuffed Paneer Koftas in Coconut Gravy

Stuffed_Paneer_Kofta_Coconut_Gravy_1 I prepare koftas often. For a change, this time I wanted to try out stuffed koftas. Paneer/cottage cheese tastes very good in the form of koftas in coconut gravy. I stuffed paneer koftas with peas and sweet corn with some spices to make it more delicious.


  • For Kofta
    • Paneer or cottage cheese – 200 gram
    • Potato big – 1 no
    • All purpose flour – 1 table spoon
    • Corn flour – 1 table spoon
    • Turmeric powder – pinch
    • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
    • Salt – as per taste
    • Oil – to fry koftasStuffed_Paneer_Kofta_Coconut_Gravy_2
  • For Kofta stuffing
    • Sweet corn – handful
    • Green peas – handful
    • Green chilli chopped – 1 no
    • Pepper powder – ¼ tea spoon
    • Garam masala – ¼ tea spoon
    • Cumin powder – little
    • Salt – as per taste
  • For coconut gravy
    • Coconut milk 1st grade – 2 cupStuffed_Paneer_Kofta_Coconut_Gravy_3 (coconut milk details are at: How to extract coconut milk ?)
    • Coconut milk 2nd grade – 2 cup
    • Onion chopped – 1 no
    • Tomato chopped – 1 no
    • Green chilli cut – 4 no
    • Ginger garlic paste – 1 table spoon
    • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
    • Coriander powder – 2 table spoon
    • Garam masala powder – half tea spoon
    • Turmeric powder – pinch
    • Coriander leaves – few
    • Cinnmon and cloves – few for seasoning
    • Butter – 1 table spoon for seasoning
    • Salt – as per taste


  • Stuffing for Kofta: Boil peas, corn and drain; add other given ingredients, mash partially and keep.

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  • Kofta: Boil potato, peel the skin and mash it; crumble paneer and mix with mashed potato; add given flours, spices mix nicely; knead it to a soft dough.

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  • Make lemon sized balls; make a pit in the centre, add little stuffing and close; roll well without any cracks on the surface (do this with oiled hand for better results).

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  • Now deep fry them in oil.

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  • Take out in golden colour; keep it on kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.

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  • Now corn and peas stuffed paneer koftas are ready for use in coconut gravy.


  • Coconut gravy: Heat a pan with butter; add cinnamon, cloves and fry for few seconds; add onion, green chilli and fry till onion is soft and golden colour.

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  • Now add tomato, ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds; then add all given spices, salt and fry for few minutes.

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  • Now add the second grade coconut milk and boil the gravy for 5 minutes; as it starts boiling, nice aroma comes out.

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  • Now add the first grade milk and mix; switch off gas and remove when gravy gets hot (no need to boil because due to salt and spice, the coconut milk may curdle).

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  • Let the gravy cool down and come to warm state; now add koftas.

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  • Now Stuffed Paneer Koftas in Coconut Gravy are ready. Serve with rice or chappati.


  • Here is a opened up Stuffed Paneer Kofta.



  • As koftas are soft, add in coconut gravy only when it cools down. Otherwise it may crack or break in hot gravy.

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya May 5, 2010, 10:15 am

    wow that looks awesome, havent tried stuffing koftas, this looks fantastic and very very tempting….

  • swathi May 5, 2010, 10:30 am

    Stuffed paneer kofta curry looks really yummy.It is lot of work, till worth effort

  • shamanags May 5, 2010, 10:35 am

    superb recipe……looks delicious

  • Priya May 5, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Omg, wat a tempting kofta curry, stuffing koftas sounds truly delicious and fabulous..its truly worth to try.

  • niloufer riyaz May 5, 2010, 2:06 pm

    the koftas looks beautiful and the gravy looks yummy

  • Jagruti May 5, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Beautiful and deliciouskofta curry..

  • Manju Rajender May 5, 2010, 8:52 pm

    Its a lot of work and hats off to your passion :) Looks really yummy and pics are wonderful !!!

  • ashmi August 18, 2011, 5:04 pm

    keep posting… thumbsup to ur style

  • manju May 31, 2015, 1:11 am

    What is all purpose powder. Is it rice flour.

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