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Palkatti Chettinadu Recipe

Palkatti Chettinadu
How To Make Palkatti Chettinadu

About Palkatti Chettinadu Recipe: Cottage cheese (paneer) cooked in a gravy made with mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves, onions, tomatoes and a freshly chettinad paste.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Palkatti Chettinadu

  • For the chettinad paste:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 100 gms coriander seeds
  • 2 Coconuts (ground to a paste)
  • 10 gms cloves
  • 10 Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Cardamoms
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 30 gms peppercorns
  • 5 gram kalpasi
  • 10 Star anise
  • 20 gms ginger
  • 20 gms garlic
  • 10 gms whole red chillies
  • 10 gms khuskhus (poppy seeds))
  • small onions, chopped
  • For the main dish:
  • 1 tsp sesame (til)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp Chettinad paste
  • 20 Cottage cheese cubes
  • Oil

How to Make Palkatti Chettinadu

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Shallow fry the cottage cheese.
Soak the cheese in water with a little salt and turmeric powder for approx 5 minutes.

For the paste:

Heat oil in a pan and add all the paste ingredients and mix well.
For the main dish, heat oil in a pan.
Add the mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves, chopped onions, tomatoes, salt, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, water and mix well.
Add the chettinad paste and the cottage cheese to this and cook for 10 minutes.
Garnish with the fried chillies, tomatoes, coriander leaves and serve with hot idlis.

Key Ingredients: oil, coriander seeds, Coconuts (ground to a paste), cloves, Cinnamon sticks, Cardamoms, cumin, fennel seeds, peppercorns, kalpasi, Star anise, ginger, garlic, whole red chillies, khuskhus (poppy seeds)), small onions, For the main dish:, sesame (til), mustard seeds, urad dal, Curry leaves, onions, tomatoes, salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder, water, Chettinad paste, Cottage cheese cubes, Oil

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