Palkatti Chettinadu Recipe

 
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Palkatti Chettinadu
  • Chef: Vikram Kumar
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Cottage cheese cooked in a gravy made with mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves, onions, tomatoes and a freshly chettinad paste.

Ingredients of Palkatti Chettinadu

  • For the chettinad paste:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 100 gm coriander seeds
  • 2 coconuts-ground to a paste
  • 10 gm cloves
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cardamoms
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 30 gm peppercorns
  • 5 gm kalpasi
  • 10 star anise
  • 20 gm ginger
  • 20 gm garlic
  • 10 gm whole red chillies
  • 10 gm khuskhus (poppy seeds)
  • Small onions
  • For the main dish:
  • 1 tsp sesame (til)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad daal
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 cup onions-chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes-chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp chettinad paste
  • 20 cubes of cottage cheese
  • Oil

How to Make Palkatti Chettinadu

  • 1.1. Shallow fry the cottage cheese.
  • 2.2. Soak the cheese in water with a little salt and turmeric powder for approx 5 minutes.
  • For the paste:
  • 1.1. Heat oil in a pan and add all the paste ingredients and mix well.
  • 2.2. For the main dish, heat oil in a pan.
  • 3.3. Add the mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves, chopped onions, tomatoes, salt, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, water and mix well.
  • 4.4. Add the chettinad paste and the cottage cheese to this and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 5.5. Garnish with the fried chillies, tomatoes, coriander leaves and serve with hot Idlis.

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