Ravishing Regional Delights

Cauliflower Paneer Kofta

  • 20m

    prep time

  • 30m

    Cook Time

  • 21



  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup fresh paneer, , grated
  • 4 medium potatoes, , cooked and mashed
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 medium onions, , finely chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes, , pureed
  • 1 shah jeera
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Water , as required
  • Coriander leaves , for garnish

Nutrition information

Nutrition information coming soon.


  • Bring about 1 liter of water to boil, add 1 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water. Once water starts boiling, such off flame. Remove the stem and leaf part from the cauliflower and immerse whole cauliflower into hot water. Let the cauliflower sit for about 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Remove cauliflower from hot water, and place it on kitchen towel. Pat dry it completely.

  • Now grate the cauliflower. Leave it alone for some time, after about 10 minutes, cauliflower would have released a lot of water, squeeze it out and discard the water.

  • Heat a pan and dry roast cauliflower until it feels completely dry and no more wet moisture content is present. While roasting take care not to change the color of the cauliflower or brown it. Do the roasting on low flame.

  • once cauliflower is completely dry, remove from flame and let it cool down completely.

  • To cool cauliflower add grated paneer, boiled and mashed potatoes, and all the spices along with corn flour. Mix well. Make small lemon sized balls of the mix.

  • Heat oil in a pan, when oil turns hot, deep fry the kofta balls until golden brown. Alternatively you can bake the balls in oven.Remove the golden brown balls onto kitchen paper.

  • Now we will prepare the base. Heat oil or butter in a pan. Add shah jeera and fry for a second or two. 

  • Next add finely chopped onions and fry till translucent. Next add tomato puree and cook until the puree thickens and releases from the sides of the pan.

  • Add all the spice powder, mix well.Then add water as required and bring it to boil. Add the cream mix well and finally add the fried kofta balls. Simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Switch off flame. Transfer into serving dishes. Garnish with few drops of cream and fresh coriander leaves.

  • Serve hot with rice.