Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Tomato Sauce

Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Tomato Sauce

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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.

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Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Tomato Sauce recipe - How to make Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Tomato Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings
1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
5 tbsp crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
a pinch of baking powder
salt to taste

For The Tomato Sauce
2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
a pinch of carom seeds (ajwain)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

For the spinach and cottage cheese dumplings

    For the spinach and cottage cheese dumplings
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a round dumpling.
  3. Arrange the dumplings on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep aside.

For the tomato sauce

    For the tomato sauce
  1. 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.
  2. Allow the tomatoes to cool completely, once cooled blend in a mixer till smooth and strain it with help of a strainer.
  3. 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.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. 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.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy107 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates12.3 g
Fiber2 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1769 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C29.6 mg
Folic Acid55.9 mcg
Calcium154.4 mg
Iron1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium26 mg
Potassium177.7 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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