Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cottage Cheese Fingers

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Delicious finger food during a rainy day is completely unbeatable right?! Chennai just completed its quota of heavy rains, cyclone, bad roads and power cuts. Inspite of all the inconveniences that a rain causes, I still love the wet smell of soil, chill breeze and a hot coffee with some finger food to go with it :) It makes the day something special :)

If the rainy day turns out to be a holiday for kids and better half then its double bonanza. Such days could turn out to be super fun with some board games.

The happy fact about cottage cheese is that its high in protein, low in carbohydrates and has enough calcium content to make your bones strong :) beyond all this it is simply yummy. Snacking on healthy food during your fun time also contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

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These cottage cheese fingers can be shallow fried or deep fried or even baked. I have tried two versions of crispy coatings, crushed cornflakes as well as oats and we loved both :)

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Recipe adapted from - Priya's versatile recipes


Ingredients:

Cottage Cheese (Paneer) - 1 block 
Curd - 1 cup
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi leaves (Dried fenugreek leaves) - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Maida (all purpose flour) - 1/2 cup
Corn flour - 2 tblsp
Salt - for taste
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil - to fry
Corn flakes - 1/2 cup
Oats - 1/2 cup

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Method:

Chop the cottage cheese into long fingers. 

Take curd in a wide bowl and add chilly powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, kasoori methi, ginger garlic paste and salt to it. Beat well until well mixed. Now drop in the cottage cheese fingers into it and allow it to marinate for 1/2 an hour to 1 hour. 

Meanwhile take maida, corn flour, salt and chilly powder in a mixing bowl and add just enough water to make a moderately thick paste. 

Now dip the marinated cottage cheese fingers in the above made maida paste such that it is well coated. Immediately roll it in some crushed corn flakes or oats and deep fry it in hot oil until golden brown on all sides. 

Crispy crunchy cottage cheese fingers are ready to snack on :)


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Tips:

Marinate the cottage cheese for at least 1/2 hour for best results. 

Serve it hot or store in airtight container until serving time.

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Out of 6 votes at home corn flakes coating scored 4 and oats scored 2 :) So now you can make your choice!! :)

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Written by: Nithya
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17 comments:

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

that is so yummy!! perfect for the weather here in Bangalore!!
Sowmya
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GK Arusuvai said...

it sure looks good....

Bhavana Rao said...

lots of calories..but looks beautiful...

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Farah Saleem azeez said...

looks aweome nithya!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

looks so so yummy...
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divya said...

looks awesome n wonderful clicks too..

Me and my Nithya ! said...

love your cooking.... gonna try this week end!!!! looks Yummy!!!

Kitchen Queen said...

I made american version of this dish, check it out at my space. I will go for oats.
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Priya said...

Deep fried are always my lil one's favourite, thanks for trying Nithya,

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

lovely!

Janani said...

oh lovely!!! I'm sure they would have tasted yumm!!!

Nivedha said...

Wow that looks so delicious! And you're right, I love to munch on pakodas while watching the rain :)

Poornima Nair said...

Very tempting Nithya, Im sure I would have liked the one with cornflakes!

Hima bindu said...

tats so yumm.. awesome clicks wowww :))

Nithiya said...

I have made cornflakes paneer (fried and baked) couple times and it tastes so much better than any other coating. Love your food styling...makes it all the more appetizing!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow what a interesting twist...love both oats and cornflakes coating..looks yum

Meenakshi Sankar said...

Hi Nithya, i just tried it out vth oats, it turned out to be amazingly delicious too...I liked it so much!!!!

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