Shahi Bread Koftas


Recipe by Afreen of hyderabad, IN

Bread crumb koftas stuffed with dry fruits and mawa, served with chilled mango puree.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 425 gm fresh bread
    • 75 gm icing sugar, 50 ml milk
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) butter/ghee
    • 10 gm cashwenuts, 10 gm almonds, 10 gms cherries
    • 5 gm pistachios, finely sliced
    • 150 gm mawa, crumbled
    • oil for frying
    • 250 ml mango puree
    • 30 ml fresh cream, beaten


    1. Cut the bread into small cubes, toast and make crumbs in the mixer.
    2. Add 25 gms icing sugar and milk to these crumbs and mix to form a smooth dough. Divide the portions into small portions and make equal sized koftas.
    3. Heat the ghee in a pan and lightly saute the chopped dry fruits for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the mawa and the remaining icing sugar to it and cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
    4. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool. Then add cherry slices and mix well.
    5. Roll the bread crumb koftas into cup shapes and stuff them with this mixture, roll into a ball to cover the filling completely and chill.
    6. Fry the koftas lightly in oil till golden brown and cut through the middle so that the filling can be seen.
    7. Serve warm with chilled mango puree and garnish with pistachio slices and fresh cream.