Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Tomato Sauce
by Tarla Dalal
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Healthful spinach bound in soft cottage cheese flavoured with a novel combination of green chillies and nutmeg powder, is shaped into balls and steamed to make fluffy dumplings. Served with a topping of freshly made herbed tomato sauce, this sumptuous Oriental treat will make a great starter for your meal. Serve the Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Tomato Sauce immediately after preparation to avoid sogginess and loss of aroma.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a round dumpling.
- Arrange the dumplings on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep aside.
- Combine the tomatoes with ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft, while stirring occasionally.
- Allow the tomatoes to cool completely, once cooled blend in a mixer till smooth and strain it with help of a strainer.
- Transfer the mixture into a non-stick pan, add the sugar, oregano, carom seeds, chilli powder, tomato ketchup and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Place the spinach and cottage cheesed dumplings on a serving plate, pour the tomato sauce evenly over it and finally sprinkle the grated cheese and serve immediately.
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