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Malai Kofta in TO?

mtl to tor Sep 13, 2006 12:40 AM

Does anyone know an Indian place that makes great malai kofta in town?

I'm kind of chasing the dragon on this dish, trying to find a version that's as mind-numbingly great as one I had while living abroad. I frequently found myself eating the sauce by the spoonful.

For the uninitiated, the dish involves loose balls made of potato, cashew, paneer, and maybe other veggies, all in a thick, nutty, creamy, aromatic gravy.


  1. mainja Sep 13, 2006 01:00 AM

    *drool* unfortunatly i don't have a suggested place for you, but i can't wait until there is one, because malai kofta is one of my favourite things on earth.

    1. v
      vox Sep 13, 2006 03:58 AM

      have you tried the malai kofta roti at ghandis (queen and bathurst, north side, east of bathurst). i don't know how it measures up to what you've had before, but it's one of the most well balanced, nuanced, rich versions i've had.

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      1. re: vox
        mtl to tor Sep 13, 2006 02:52 PM

        No, I'm brand new in the city and haven't tried many places. That's right in my neighbourhood though, so I'll check it out really soon. Thanks!

      2. c
        Corrie Sep 14, 2006 02:02 AM

        Tandoori House at Yonge/Sheppard has a fantastic dish that they call Kofta Birbali, sounds like the exact same thing. The sauce is fantastic!

        Kofta Birbali
        Potato and cottage cheese dumplings stuffed with vegetables and nuts, in a mild curry sauce

        1. i
          indianchik Sep 14, 2006 04:15 AM

          the BEST malai kofta i've had is at 'moti mahal' on gerrard st. other malai koftas i've tried r just plain gross. the quality of this one is amazing

          1. NovoCuisine Sep 14, 2006 11:23 PM

            Again I'll say it: Moti Mahal at Coxwell/Gerrard. I fell in love with malai kofta after eating theirs. Haven't found anybody who does it better.

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