Zucchini Fritters

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

A crunchy, tasty snack pack of zucchini fritters with potato and paneer, it is a real fun food in both preparing and eating it. It has a unique taste because of the zucchini and the known goodness of paneer and potato. It is really great to make for fun times, parties and picnics and will really make things better. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Zucchini – 200 gms.
  2. Gram Flour or Besan – 250 gms.
  3. Rice Flour – 25 gms.
  4. Onion – 1.
  5. Green Chillies – 2.
  6. Potato – 1.
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Panir – 1 slice.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  12. Peanuts – 2 tbsp.
  13. Coriander Leaves – A handful.
  14. Cheese – 1/2 cup.(optional).

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and grate the zucchini. Boil, peel and mash the potato. Finely chop the onions, green chilies, coriander leaves. Grate the paneer cube and crush the peanuts coarsely in a mortar-pestle or spice grinder.

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Step 2 

Take a bowl. To it add the given amounts of gram and rice flour, remaining spices, i.e, salt, garam masala and red chilly powder. Now add to this mixture the grated zucchini, onions, mashed potato, green chilies, peanuts, coriander leaves, grated paneer and some grated cheese, though the last ingredient is optional. Now adding some water make a batter so that you can form small pakoras out of it on your hand.

Step 3

Heat oil in a kadhai and when it is hot start dropping small balls of the above-made batter into it. You can flatten the balls as I have done and give it some other shapes too. Fry them till browned and crisp.

Our crunchy and tasty Zucchini Fritters are ready. Serve it with yoghurt, mayo dip, mustard sauce or any other dip that you like.

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

 

Fried Cottage Cheese Dumplings Curry

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.

STEPS

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.

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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!!!