Navratri 2022: Try this easy-to-make recipe with just three ingredients

Bored having farali and sabudana dishes throughout the nine days of Navratri? Try this Chestnut and Cottage Cheese recipe to bring a variety in your menu

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 06:56 PM IST
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Fasting can be made fun by spicing up your vrat-food in the right way! Bored with having farali and sabudana through the days of Navratri? Here is a recipe with water chestnuts and cottage cheese by Chef Tushar Chahera, Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts, Bangalore.

Water chestnuts are not nuts but aquatic tuber vegetables with low calories and about 74% water. Adding them to one's breakfast, can do wonders to one's wellness. Also, water chestnut contains a high concentration of antioxidants, making it potential to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Water Chestnut and Cottage Cheese

Ingredients

Water chestnut halves (peeled) - 200 grams

Cottage cheese cubes (Paneer) - 200 grams

Ghee - 2 tbsp.

Cumin seeds - 2 tsp.

Whole red dried chillies - 2 nos.

Tamarind paste - 4 tbsp

Jaggery water - 0.5 cups

Rock salt (senda namak)

Red chili powder - 1 tbsp.

Sesame seed - 2 tsp.

For batter

Buckwheat flour (kuttu ka aata) 100 gms

Rock salt (senda namak)

Steps to prepare the delicious meal

⦁ Take buckwheat flour in a bowl, add salt and keep adding water while mixing till there's consistency in covering

⦁ Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.

⦁ Dip and cover water chestnut halves and Paneer cubes into the batter and crisp fry them and reserve.

⦁ In a wok heat ghee and temper it with cumin seeds and whole red chili.

⦁ Now add tamarind pulp paste and red chili powder.

⦁ Then add jaggery water to form a sauce.

⦁ Season with rock salt.

⦁ Toss batter fried water chestnut and paneer in the sauce at high temperature.

⦁ Finish with sesame seeds or chopped coriander and serve hot.

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