Fried Cottage Cheese Dumplings Curry

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.

STEPS.

Step 1 – To make the homemade cottage cheese boil half litre 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 chillies,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 fresh chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Our shallow fried cottage dumplings in curry is 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!!!

 

 

 

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Shallow Fried Gram Flour Patties in Onion Gravy.

Ingredients:-For the patties.

  1. Gram Flour – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  6. Asafoetida or Hing – 2 tsp.
  7. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  8. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp.

For the gravy:-

  1. Onions – 2.
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  3. Turmeric powder – 1tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Curry leaves – 1-2.
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  9.  Subzi Masala – 1 tsp.
  10. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  11. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  12. Salt – According to taste.

STEPS.

Step 1 – To make the patties,take a bowl and add the gram flour in it.Now add cumin,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,asafoetida,garam masala and salt to it and make a batter,neither too thin nor too thick from it.

IMG_2902.JPGStep 2 – Now take a heavy bottomed vessel and add 1 tsp of oil  and spread the oil all over the vessel. Now pour the batter in it and let it cook on low flame for two minutes.The batter will solidify and become thick gradually.Now take a plate and spread little oil over it,spread the batter in it and press it downwards with the palm of your hand and let it dry for two minutes.Now cut out any shape from it.Keep the patties aside.

Step 3 – Now shallow fry these gram flour patties in a non-stick pan till golden browned.Keep aside.

Step 4 – In a vessel add 1 tsp of oil and some curry leaves.Now grind the onion to a paste.Next add coriander powder,cumin powder,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,subzi masala,garam masala,tomato puree and fry it for two minutes.Now add the onion and ginger-garlic paste and fry again.When the masalas are done add some water to the masala mix to make the gravy. It should boil for three minutes.Now add the shallow fried patties and switch off the gas.

Garnish it with some cilantro and some fresh cream,though the second ingredient is optional.

Our gram flour patties in onion gravy is ready.Serve it with steamed rice,chapati and along with lunch and dinner platters.

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