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How many calories are present in a bowl of malai kofta?

Prepared with cottage cheese, clarified butter and vegetables, malai kofta is rich in calories.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : March 2, 2015 6:29 PM IST

If you frequently visit Indian restaurants, there is no chance that you will miss out on the authentic vegetarian meatballs, malai kofta. Prepared with cottage cheese and vegetables, these balls are served with richly flavoured spiced sauce. The savory sauce includes tomatoes, onions, spices and even cream and ghee. The kofta is sometimes also prepared by combining the paneer with potatoes and peas. All these addition, definitely make the dish very rich in calories. One bowl of malai kofta can fill you up with as much as 287.4 cal, 13g fat and 305 mg sodium, which are relatively high amounts.

The calorie is calculated using HealthifyMe, the world s first Indian nutrition tracker.

Although malai kofta is full of calories and fat, it is important to note the nutritional value of paneer and vegetables that make up its foundation. Paneer or cottage cheese may be lighter than much other cheese, but it is relatively high in fat. Here is an Indian diet plan to help you lose weight. However, cottage cheese can be a very good source of protein, especially for those who do not get their protein from meat products. Paneer is also a great source of conjugated linoleic acid a fatty acid, which can increase the fat-burning process in the body. It can also lower the deposition of fat in the arteries and prevent the growth of cancer-causing cells in the body. The vegetables also provide you with necessary vitamins and minerals. Here are 6 healthy Indian foods you should start eating today.

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If you are watching your weight, it can be a lot healthier to make malai kofta at home. Foods served at restaurants also have a lot more sodium, fat and calories. To make malai kofta as healthy as possible:

  • Try limiting the amount of paneer you use and emphasise more on vegetables.
  • You can also cut down on fat and calorie by limiting the amounts of oil and butter.

You can try preparing this healthier version of malai kofta with tofu and split Bengal gram.

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