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Showing posts with label cottage cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cottage cheese. Show all posts

13 April, 2013

Chanar Dalna /Cottage Cheese Balls In Spicy Gravy

13 April, 2013

Chanar Dalna /Cottage Cheese Balls In Spicy Gravy 

Chanar Dalna / Cottage cheese curry is a very traditional and popular Bengali dish. Whenever it comes for having a vegetarian platter, a paneer/cottage cheese dish is a must. It is mostly served during religious occasions or festivals. Chana is quite different from the paneer that is available in the market. Chana is prepared by curdling milk with lactic acid or lemon juice and squeezed thoroughly to drain out the excess water. It is a really yummy side dish which tastes best with steamed rice or pulao. Do try it out! (And don't forget to comment/subscribe!!)

Chanar Dalna /Cottage Cheese Balls In Spicy Gravy

    Ingredients:
    For the balls

  • Chana/ cottage cheese - 200 gms
  • Besan / chickpea powder - 2 tbsp(for binding)
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp 
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2(chopped)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Ginger paste- 1 tsp
  • Oil - for frying

    For the dalna/curry

  • Potato - 1 (cut in cubes)
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Ghee/clarified butter - 1 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Mustard oil - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

Method:

1. Knead the chana/cottage cheese nicely. Now add all the ingredients for the balls except oil and once again knead well.
2. Make small balls and flatten them a little as shown in the picture and keep them aside for 5-7 mins.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai and fry the balls till it turns slightly brownish. Also fry the potatoes and keep aside.
4. In the same pan, add some oil, and add the whole cumin seeds.
5. Now add the fried potatoes, ginger paste, sugar and mix all the powdered spices with a little water to make a paste except garam masala. Stir well and then add 1 1/2 cup of waer. Season with salt.
6. Cook covered for 5-7 mins. till the potatoes are well done. Put in the fried balls and cook for 2-3 minutes   more.
7. Add garam masala and ghee. Serve hot with warm rice / rotis.




09 November, 2012

Corn Paneer/ Corn Cottage cheese Balls

09 November, 2012

Corn Paneer/ Corn Cottage cheese Balls

Corn and cheese - both are our all-time favourite. I read this recipe in a Tarla Dalal book but  thought of adding paneer to it and making it a bit different. So I tried it out yesterday with hot tea in the evening when some of my friends came and it tasted really awesome.

Corn Paneer/ Corn Cottage cheese Balls
Corn Paneer Cheese Balls

Ingredients:


  • Paneer/ cottage cheese- 200gms
  • Sweet corn -1/2 cup
  • Boiled potato -1
  • Onion (chopped) - 2tbsp
  • Green chilli (chopped) -1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste- 1tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chat masala - 1 tsp
  • Cheese (grated) -3-4 tbsp
  • Maida/Plain flour - 1tbsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Breadcrumb - As required
  • Salt and sugar - To taste

Method:

1. Soak sweet corns in luke warm water and crush them.
2. Mash paneer/ cottage cheese and to it add sweet corn, boiled potato, chopped onions, grated cheese, garlic paste, garam masala powder, chat masala, chopped g. chillies salt and sugar and mix nicely. 
3. Make small even sized balls out of the mixture.
4.Mix the flour with egg and some water and make a thin paste and dip the corn balls in the paste.
5. Now roll the balls in breadcrumbs so that they coat nicely and chill for 20 mins.
6. Deep fry the balls till they turn golden brown. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.



07 November, 2012

Sweets for Diwali

07 November, 2012



Sweets  for Diwali

                                                        Dahi Kalakand 

Ingredients:


  • Sweet dahi (yoghurt) - 500 gms.
  • Khoya kheer - 500 gms
  • Milk powder - 100 gms.
  • -200 gms.
  • Powdered sugar-50 gms.
  • Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Butter paper
  • Cherry

Method:

1. In a pan pour ghee. Mix sweet dahi, kheer, milk powder in the hot ghee and stir nicely. 
2. Add the powdered sugar.
3. After stirring nicely add the nutmeg powder and pour it in a dish spreading butter paper.
4. When cool cut in small pieces and garnish with cherry at the top.

                                    Chanar gaja/Cottage cheese sweet



Ingredients:

Chana/ Cottage cheese - 2 cups\
Suji/rawa/semolina - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - a pinch
Ghee - 2tbsp
Green cardamom powder
Oil -  200 ml
Sugar syrup (light) - 2 cups
Sugar syrup (heavy) -1 cup

Method:

1. Mix suji/rawa, baking powder, and cottage cheese and keep aside for 1/2 hour.
2 .From this mixture make square shaped sweets and boil them in the light sugar syrup.
3. When the sweets are cooked nicely fry them in a mixture of  oil and ghee.
4. Dip the fried square sweets in the sugar syrup (heavy) for 5-7 mins.
5. Serve when cool.


                    








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