Malai Kofta with Spiced Vegetable Pilau

Malai Kofta with Spiced Vegetable Pilau

Ready in 40 minutes Serves 2-3
This dish most recently appeared in My Veggie (4 Nights For 2) on Sunday, October 14, 2018.



  • ½ brown onion
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ cherry tomatoes
  • ½ pack mushrooms
  • ¼ bag baby spinach
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¾ cup basmati rice
  • 1 pack spiced pilau mix
  • 1¼ cups water

Malai kofta

  • 1 pack malai kofta and sauce

To serve

  • ½ bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 pack sliced almonds (optional)

Have Handy

  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt


  1. Prep pilau Finely dice onion; grate carrot; cut tomatoes and mushrooms in half; roughly chop spinach.
  2. Cook pilau Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot (with a lid) on medium heat. Cook onion, carrot, garlic and ½ 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 spiced pilau mix, tomatoes, mushrooms and water. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and reduce to lowest heat to simmer for 14 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 small 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 3423 kj
818 kcal
Protein 34.8g
Carbohydrate 97.2g
Fat 30.7g