Malai Kofta with Spiced Vegetable Pilau

Malai Kofta with Spiced Vegetable Pilau

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in My Veggie (3 Nights For 4) on Sunday, October 14, 2018.



  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ bag baby spinach
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pack basmati rice
  • 1 pack spiced pilau mix
  • 2½ cups water

Malai Kofta

  • 1 pack malai kofta and sauce

To Serve

  • ½ bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 packs sliced almonds (optional)

Have Handy

  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt


  1. Prep pilau Finely dice onion; grate carrots; dice tomatoes 1cm; roughly chop spinach.
  2. Cook pilau Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pot (with a lid) on medium heat. Cook onion, carrots, garlic and 1 tsp salt for 3-4 minutes, until golden. Stir through rice to coat in oil. Cook for about 1 minute, until rice is starting to look translucent.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, spiced pilau mix and water. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and reduce to lowest heat to simmer for 16 minutes. Remove from heat and steam, covered, for 8 more minutes. Do not lift lid at any time during cooking.
  4. Cook malai kofta While rice steams, pour malai kofta into a large pot and cover with a lid. Cook on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until warmed through.
  5. Finish pilau Stir spinach through cooked rice, cover and leave for 1-2 minutes to wilt. Season to taste.
  6. Serve pilau into bowls, then top with malai kofta, sauce, coriander and almonds.

Nutritional Information

Energy 3280 kj
784 kcal
Protein 31.3g
Carbohydrate 94.2g
Fat 30.0g