Friday, 30 July 2010

Cottage Cheese-Sago Corn Cobs

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Hi Friends!

A few days back I was watching a cookery show in which they were showing recipes made during fasting. I got really inspired by one of the recipes in which they made potato corn cobs. This recipe kept lingering in my mind and I was too eager to try that for two reasons, firstly, I found the idea very innovative and secondly quite simple to try.

Now, to duplicate the recipe as it is, it’s never possible for me, so I did try the recipe using my ingredients and flavors but for those who want to try it during fasting just go ahead and try it with only potatoes.

These corn cobs look so elegant that they can make a good party starter and are so attractive that kids will love this  and will ask for more, as my younger one did.

I was recently watching a Nigella show in which she said that it’s better to deep fry than shallow fry as food absorbs more oil in shallow frying. Now, I was quite shocked to hear that as all these days I avoided deep frying and preferred shallow frying so that I could reduce the oil intake and since this statement came from a celebrity cook like her I could not remove it out of my mind. I really need to do more research on that but would love to hear your opinion too. I am sure many of the bloggers can throw some light on this topic.

But for now the recipe..

Ingredients

makes about 12

1 cup cottage cheese crumbled

1-1/2 cups potato flakes or 2 boiled potatoes

5-6 green chilies

2 garlic pods

a small piece ginger

1 tsp cumin pwd

salt to taste

7-8 tbsp cornstarch

a cup of soaked mini sago

freshly ground pepper

oil for frying

one potato cut into fingers

 

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Method

Wash the mini sago and drain all water. Let it soak for half an hour.

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Grind coarsely the green chilies, garlic and ginger. (I used my handy)

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Add water to potato flakes and make mashed potato.

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Mix together the cottage cheese, mashed potato, green chili mix, salt to taste and cumin powder.

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This mix makes the base of corn cobs.

In the cornstarch add a little salt, freshly ground pepper and some water to make a paste.

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Take a small ball of the cottage cheese base and flatten it.

Insert a potato finger at the bottom and wrap it with the base all around with no gaps. Shape it like a corn cob.

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Dip it into cornflour paste and then roll in sago.

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Deep fry on a medium flame.

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Remove it on a kitchen towel to remove the excess oil. Serve it hot with some Szechuan sauce and Mint sauce.

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Sending this to Kitchen Samraj’s CWS- Sago started by Priya and to my event ‘Only’-Kid’s Delight

also to Mita’s  MM- party treat event guest hosted by Saraswathi of Sara’s corner.

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49 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Sounds interesting.. thanks for sharing dear !!

Umm Mymoonah said...

OMG! Looks so good, definitely kids will love these type of foods. I'll also try to send some entries for your event soon.

Pari said...

Thanks Harichandana and Umm.

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting and delicious dear...
Thx. for sharing :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

I must try the sago coating...so unique and crunchy!

kothiyavunu said...

Hey Pari,Hope ur doing fine..I was away from active blogging,i missed out many of your recipes..with try to catch up soon..droolz! sounds great, lovely and tempting!

Kairali sisters said...

This sounds yummy and interesting Pari..Looks yummo..

Satya said...

wow looks soooo tempting ...very new to me ...what a combination of ingredients ...i simly love it..thanks for sharing pari

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Sailaja Damodaran said...

super name.iam sure kids will love this.Nice idea.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

I make this vadas too for fasting, we never use garlic for fasting food..looks mouthwatering ! about frying than shallow frying shock to mee as well...let me know if you find out..

Pari said...

dear jagruti, even we do not use garlic in fasting that's why I suggested only potatoes.
dear Angie, the sago surely gives a crunchy crust and the cornstarch helps reduce the absorption of oil.
Satya, I am glad u found it unique.
Sangeetha, welcome back, will visit ur space now.
Thanks Aruna and Sailaja

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks so good, interesting and unique recipe

SS blogs here said...

That's a very unusual recipe! And I sure would be very interested to know if you find out more about the deep/shallow fry debate.

nivedita said...

HI
Very yummy. Sago coat has given new taste I think. Thanks for sharing.
Yes Pari,shallow fry takes more oil than deep fry in very hot oil.
My experience proves it.
If you really want to shallow fry, do not add oil. Just dry roast if possible or use very very less oil.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats such a lovely snack and very innovative way of doing so...really very delicious,would love to try it soon...

Pari said...

Nivi, I personally avoid shallow frying as well as deep frying. I love roasted versions too.

Kamalika said...

wow such an interesting an new dish....looks perfect for a delightful snack....

An Open Book said...

tht is such a great tea time snack idea...

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious

J said...

Very Innovative..

aipi said...

that looks really interesting .. very innovative
btw, there is an award waiting 4 u in my blog dear , plz come n collect it :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is an amazing looking recipe. I would love to give it a try. I have a similar recipe from one of the cooking shows that I have to try.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and yummy recipe.

PS said...

hmm, very innovative recipe, love to try sometime..

Suman Singh said...

very unique recipe to me..love the step by step pictorial, its so helpful..I can have anything with sabudana..looks delish!

Swathi said...

Potato, cheese, sago, love the ingredients Pari. Delicous snack. I love munch them for my tea.

Neetz said...

i m sure kids gonna love it!!... i never knew we could use sago this way :).. yummmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Raina said...

These look so delicious! I have never seen anything like this. I am looking forward to making them...thanks! Thanks for the great instruction too!

RV said...

Even I had the same thoughts about frying. Let me google about it. These corn cobs looks delicious with those delicious ingredients.

Latha said...

Looks cute and interesting. YUMM.

Kiran said...

Very delicious snack.Sure will be a winner with kids.

PranisKitchen said...

thats really interesting recipe.. looks so delicious the sago will make it so cruchy
About the shallow frying,thats always good. have to search abt that...

AvanthiRao said...

luks yummyyyyyy :)

PJ said...

sounds such an interesting and unique recipe, pari! would love to make it someday. shallow fry vs deep fry is a surprise to me too.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks really yumm..want to have some of them..

Prats Corner said...

My first time here n im thrilled to have discovered ur wonderful space. Uve got a collection of easy, tasty n practical recipes..Happy to follow u..Do chk out my blog too sometime :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

such a yummy and new dish.sure kids will love this. And i too have this doubt on deep fry vs shallow frying. I have a opinion that for shallow fry consumes more oil.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely recipe Pari! My kids will love it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Another great recipe from you as usual and it will taste great I am sure. WIll try soon
have a nice week ahead

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Another great recipe from you as usual and it will taste great I am sure. WIll try soon
have a nice week ahead

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Another great recipe from you as usual and it will taste great I am sure. WIll try soon
have a nice week ahead

Renu said...

wow!!! you have really done it well...very nicely explained and kudos to your effort !!!

Fathima said...

crispy and yummy! nice step by step clicks!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pari an amazing recipe for fasting days. Looks so crunchy and yummy. Pari I would love to send my today's post for your on going event but couldn't use the logo because of right click disability. Is it ok with you?

Deepa

megha said...

thanks soooo much for visiting and commenting on my food blog and becoming follower of my blog.even ur recipes are great and tastyyyyyy.i hv also become follower of ur blog

Khaugiri said...

Just toooooooooo creative.... mastach vatat aahe:)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Am going try for next navratri pooja, they look attractive, must say you are very innovative Pari :D

sonu said...

wow !! these r looking gorgeous ..bookmarked ..the idea is indeed very new and attractive..im sure not only kids even elders wud luv to have it..pls do count me in ,in your ongoing event..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Truely interesting, luv the idea!

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