Palkatti Chettinadu Recipe

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Palkatti Chettinadu
How To Make Palkatti Chettinadu
  • Recipe By: Vikram Kumar
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

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.

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

  • 1.Shallow fry the cottage cheese.
  • 2.Soak the cheese in water with a little salt and turmeric powder for approx 5 minutes.
  • For the paste:
  • 1.Heat oil in a pan and add all the paste ingredients and mix well.
  • 2.For the main dish, heat oil in a pan.
  • 3.Add the mustard seeds, urad daal, curry leaves, chopped onions, tomatoes, salt, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, water and mix well.
  • 4.Add the chettinad paste and the cottage cheese to this and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 5.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