Potato in Cottage Cheese Sauce (Papas a la Huanciana) Video by Tarla Dalal

Potato in Cottage Cheese Sauce (Papas a la Huanciana) Video by Tarla Dalal

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Potato slices tossed with butter and a dash of salt and pepper, are then coated with a creamylicious sauce made of cottage cheese, cream cracker biscuits and milk spiced mildly with chopped green chillies, and baked till the cheese melts and fuses atop the potatoes. Like the caterpillar grows into a beautiful butterfly, simple ingredients morph into an irresistible starter, the huanciana papas, which will be the star of your party.


Recipe Description for Potatoes with Cottage Cheese Sauce ( Papas A La Huanciana)

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Baking Time:  15 minutes.
Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).
Makes 4 servings
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For The Potatoes
2 1/2 cups boiled potato slices
2 1/2 tbsp butter
salt and to taste
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

For The Cottage Cheese Sauce
1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
2 cream cracker biscuits , coarsely crushed
2 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste


For the potatoes

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the potatoes, salt and pepper powder, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Divide it into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

For the cottage cheese sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Divide it into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Arrange a portion of the potatoes evenly in a baking dish.
  2. Spread a portion of the cottage cheese sauce evenly over it.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make one more layer.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese and black pepper powder evenly over it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

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