I will go to great lengths to get my hands on a cheese dish, regardless of its availability. This is what happened on my recent trip to Mumbai.
I had been craving Malai Kofta, a vegetable and cheese dumpling in a creamy curry sauce, from the minute I booked my ticket to Mumbai. What I didn’t count on was this amazing dish being from a different part of India. And we all know how justly parochial Indians are about their cuisine.
Luckily for me, the chef at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai where I was staying knew how it make it. And the results didn’t disappoint.
Kofta are balls made from minced vegetables and the white cottage style cheese used in a lot of Indian meals. The dumplings can be deep fried or baked in a tomatoey type sauce like this one.
This version was just on the right side of creamy, with a touch of spice. The chef even came out to check if it had met my expectations, which he had been informed, were high. Indeed, these were stunning. I needed a lie down afterwards.