INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
- White bread – 5 to 6 slices
- Cottage cheese – 100 grams
- Black pepper powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Coriander leaves – a bunch, finely chopped
- Almonds and cashew nuts – 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
- Oil – 3 to 4 tablespoon
- Cumin seeds – 2 tablespoon
- Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Red chilly (whole) – 1 (optional)
- Pomegranate pearls – 2 tablespoon
- Mint leaves – 7 to 8 leaves
- Sweet Chilly sauce – 1 teaspoon
- Curd – 250 grams, whisked
- Dry Mango powder – ½ teaspoon
- Chat Masala – 1 teaspoon
- Black salt – ¼ teaspoon
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds and whole dry chilly and pound them into a spice mixture.
- Remove the crusts of the bread using a knife. Tear the bread slices into smaller pieces and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Grate the cottage cheese in the bowl.
- Add salt, ½ teaspoon of roasted spice mixture, ¼ teaspoon black salt, and 2 teaspoon of fresh coriander leaves.
- Add little amount of water to the mixture to soften the bread.
- Mix all the ingredients into semi-soft dough.
- Roll the dough and cut it into 1 inch pieces. Shape them into round balls and flatten them.
- Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the flattened balls till they turn golden.
- Remove the balls on a paper towel so that the excess oil is absorbed.
- Heat 1 ½ cups of water till lukewarm. Remove from heat and put the vadas into the lukewarm water for about 1 minute to make them soft.
- Remove the vadas from water and press them gently between your palms to remove excess water.
- Whisk the curd in a bowl, add the dry mango powder, 1 teaspoon roasted spice mixture, chat masala, black powder, coriander leaves and mix well.
- Place the vadas on a flat serving dish. Pour the curd mixture over the vadas. Garnish with pomegranate pearls, mint leaves, coriander leaves and sweet chilly sauce.
- Refrigerate for some time before serving.
Cottage cheese is a good source of calcium, protein, potassium, and vitamin A. 100 grams of cottage cheese contains 103 kcal of energy.
Full fat curd is rich in calcium, vitamin D, essential for the development of your baby’s bones and teeth. It is also a great source of riboflavin, vitamin B5 and B12.
One fresh pomegranate contains 234 calories, 11.3 grams of dietary fiber, 0.85 mg of iron, 28 mg of calcium, 28.8 mg of vitamin C, 46.2 mcg of vitamin K and 107 mcg of folate.