Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Chhana & Kacha aam er Paturi

I was in a mood of doing some experiments. So I just started mingling …. some chhana (home-made paneer or cottage cheese) with some shredded raw mango & coconut, then mustard oil, turmeric & red chilli powder, salt, sugar and green chillies. 
The result was just tongue blowing !! We loved it with rice. Next time, I want to try-out posto paste (i.e. paste of poppy seed) instead of  shredded coconut.  

With following measurement one will able to serve 5 grownups. Use these measures for a basic idea only and feel free to be governed by your intuition.  

Chhana (home-made paneer or cottage cheese) : Take 1.5 litre of whole Cow milk. Squeeze 1 lemon into the boiling milk and stir well. Let the mixture cool down before pouring it on a strainer to remove excess water.
Half of a raw mango : Peeled & Shredded with a shredder
Mustard oil : 1.5 table spoon (one can add more)
Mustard paste: 5 table spoon
Turmeric powder: 1 tea spoon
Red chilli powder: 1 tea spoon
Green chillies: 4 or more
Half of a coconut : Shredded 
Salt & Sugar to taste (I used to start by adding ½ tea spoon each. Then I keep adding gradually tasting over & over again like a lunatic :) )

Have everything mixed up in a Borosil bowl and microwave for 7 minutes. You may sprinkle little water to soften the blend.

Optional step: Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Mustard oil on top before placing the mixture in Microwave (only recommended for brave hearts :) )


Got published in Rediff ....yippee

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