Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Colourful Bell Pepper and Cottage Cheese Cubes

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Hi!

Cottage Cheese is the only cheese which is readily available in the Indian market and we enjoy it in all the forms. Lot of people also make masala paneer, mint paneer to add in more flavour to the cottage cheese. I make all these versions as well as the plain one at home and let me tell you the home made cottage cheese  is any day better than the store bought. It’s creamier and softer.

While I was making the cottage cheese in red pepper gravy, suddenly the thought propped in my mind that if only I can add veggies to the cottage cheese, how colourful and nutritious it would be. The thought kept lingering in my mind all these days and after I announced my event there was no looking back, I had to make the cottage cheese with the veggies. I tried this preparation as an experiment using a litre of milk and coloured bell peppers, to add more flavour to it I made it a little spicy too. The end result was a colourful looking cottage cheese which not only looked attractive but was very tasty.

This version of cottage cheese can find a good deal of use in trying out many more recipes. One can eat the cheese as it is or use it in sandwiches or marinate it and roast them as tikkas or simple roast lightly in oil and eat with some chaat masala. I did the last version and I must say we enjoyed eating it, the cubes simply vanished fast from the plate.

 

Since this was an experiment I do have to admit there were a few flaws which I will try to correct next time but for those who want to try this ..I did not cut the French beans very fine which should not be done and the amount of pepper to be added needs to be  a little less that will help cheese bind more firmly and hence they can be cut into even sized cubes. If you are not so particular about the shape then you can add more.

Sending this to my event ‘Only’ Original Recipes guest hosted by Nivedita.

Ingredients

1L full cream milk

1 lemon’s juice

2 tbsp. each of red, yellow and green capsicum

3 green chillies finely chopped

4-5 French beans finely chopped

1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped

1 tsp. white pepper pwd

1-2 tsp. salt

Method

Bring milk to boil and add salt and white pepper.

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Chop the vegetables finely and mix it in the boiling milk.

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Squeeze the lemon juice in the milk to curdle it.

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Pour the curdled milk into a sieve and wash with cold water, this stops the cooking process.

Put the cheese into a cottage cheese press, I have a round  one. Let it set for half an hour.

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Unmould.

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Cut it into cubes.

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Roast it on all sides using a little oil in a pan.

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Sprinkle chaat masala over it and serve hot.

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Another view to the colourful cubes..

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52 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats so innovative and real colourful recipe,wonderfuL!

ila said...

hoooo yummy cheese cubes :)
Wonderful clicks :)

Hari Chandana said...

Very nice recipe.. looks really tempting and colorful.. thanks for sharing !!

Pari said...

Thanks Raji, Harichandana and Ila. I'm glad that you liked it.

G.Pavani said...

yummy n cute snack..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Sounds very interesting and looks fantastic !!! perfect color and tempting clicks !!!

Suman Singh said...

Looks colorful and tempting..great recipe..thanks for sharing!

Akila said...

that was really very innovative n colourful....

Rekha shoban said...

colourful cubes...surely kids will like it!

divya said...

Simple delicious and fabulous looking cheese cubes,beautiful clicks..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This is so innovative and delicious.. So good..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

harini-jaya said...

Indeed a treat for paneer lovers!

Harika's Kitchen said...

very new to me. Looks colorful and yummy.

Shanthi said...

Innovative and interesting

vidhas said...

WoW!!! innovative and intersting, looks yum!! beautiful presentation.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful... have to try!

priya said...

wow.....awesome presentation ...yum yum

alwayswinner786 said...

Hi,
Thanks for the follow and I must say I feel proud to find such an innovative culinary genius! The dish above is so beautiful and delicious!

indugetscooking said...

Thats so creative...looks vibrant

Smitha said...

that looks very interesting...and very good appetizer, colorful n yummy!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

nivedita said...

Hi Pari,
you proved it right
"Imagination knew no bounds"
Fantastic recipe.
Thanks for sending it to my event.

Vatsala. said...

Hi Pari,
Wonderful job done....I'm very inpressed by you.
Show and Tell

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful delicious colourful

Hamaree Rasoi said...

How innovative Pari !! this looks so colorful

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kairali sisters said...

Those cubes looks scrumptious..Very well done,. Pari

Sushma Mallya said...

So innovative Pari..I love this recipe bookmarked to try:)

Dimah said...

Great recipe..love the color..looks so tempting and yummy!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment! :)

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Liupsmacking colourfull paneer cubes... Have bookmarked your recipe Pari:-)

Madhavi said...

Just SUPERB!!

Jayasri Ravi said...

That's really innovative, love, looks so colourful, may be this way I can make my kids eat paneer! thanks for sharing

swapna said...

Innovative and interesting recipe...looks soo good!!

Priya said...

Thats a fabulous and very creative cheese cubes,marvellous Pari..

Gulmohar said...

That's so cool.They look so very pretty.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Wow.. they look so colorful and yumm :) would surely love to try this :)

Soumya Vineeth said...

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sonu said...

oh so cute looking colourful cubes...luved the whole idea dear..awesome dish..beautiful clicks..its making me hungry ..want those small fried cubes right now...:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very new and interesting one.very colourful one

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very interesting and a new recipe to me..looks great:)

Prathibha said...

Very innovative n looks colorful..:)

Khaugiri said...

What an IDEA Madamji!!!

Zareena said...

Pari,excellent clicks and they look cute and gorgeous :)

notyet100 said...

looks delicious

Archana said...

Wow this is wonderful. I love it . Iam making it soon. Can u tell me where u got the cottage cheese press?

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks great...

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Shama Nagarajan said...

colourful..lovely clicks

Rumana Rawat said...

Thanks alot dear, What a awesome picture and delicious recipe:)

Suchi said...

So innovative - I am a huge fan of cottage cheese and who wouldn't love the colorful cubes! dish rocks :)

Now Serving said...

I am loving all the colors! looks Tres tres jolie and very tempting!

Rajani said...

superb idea, guess chopping the vegs real fine will help retain shape

Pasta and Paratha said...

Congratulations on being a featured winner on "treat to your eyes"..the sabudana vada looks ready to eat !

nivedita said...

HI Pari
your cheese cubes are in my kitchen now, with different dress up and shapes.
Thanks dear.
link is here
http://niveditaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/04/paneer-in-need-is-paneer-in-deed-food.html

s2001 said...

wow!!! this is awesome. so pretty n healthy.

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