Fried Cottage Cheese Dumplings Curry


Hello and welcome dear friends. Today I’m sharing a recipe of cottage cheese cutlets dipped in an onion and cashew gravy which is wholesome, tasty and a treat to be had on weekends with the whole family and loved ones. So let’s start—

Ingredients:- For the cottage cheese dumplings.

  1. Home made cottage cheese or panir – 200gms.
  2. Gram Flour – 1 small cup.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  6. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  7. Salt – According to taste.
  8. Cumin – A pinch.
  9. Chopped Coriander – A small bunch.

For the gravy:-

  1. Onions -2.
  2. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  3. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  4. Cashew Paste – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander-Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Curry Powder- 1 tsp.
  9. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For the garnish:

Chopped coriander and fresh cream.


Step 1

To make the homemade cottage cheese boil half liter milk in a boiler and then squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it. The milk will curdle and then let it be on gas flame for ten more minutes.

Step 2

Now squeeze out the water from the curdled milk and put it in a muslin cloth and tie it tightly on a hook or put it under a stone mortar-pestle. Let it be as such for half an hour.

IMG-3537.JPGStep 3

To make the tikkis take the cottage cheese in a bowl. Add some gram flour, finely chopped onions, green chilies, salt,garam masala, cumin, a pinch of asafoetida and chopped coriander and make patties out of it. Shallow fry them. Keep aside.

Step 4

To make the gravy grind the onions and keep aside. Take kadhai and add vegetable oil to it. Add cumin seeds and add a pinch of asafoetida to it. Now add the onion paste. Fry for four minutes. Next add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, curry masala and fry them well. Next, add the tomato puree and fry for two minutes. Now add cashew paste and fry it also for two minutes. Add the water to make the gravy. Let it simmer on heat for four minutes. When the gravy looks cooked drop in the dumplings in it and switch the gas off. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Our Shallow Fried Cottage Cheese Dumplings in curry are ready. Serve it with naan, tandoori rotis, fried rice and other lunch and dinner combos.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!