( A tantalizing starter with butter soft cheesy hearts uniquely stuffed with Californian prunes and spices, pan seared with lemons – A perfect Punjabi Satay )

serves — 4 cooking time taken — 35 mnts

Ingredients Quantity
1. Curd (wheyed out) 200gm
2. Fresh cottage cheese (cow milk) 100gm
3. Green chilly (chopped) 10gm
4. Ginger(chopped) 10gm
5. Green coriander 10gm
6. Green cardamom 5gm
7. Ajwain 5gm
8. Roasted gramflour powder 15gm
9. Chilly flakes 3gm
10. Salt to taste
11. Garam masala 3gm
12. White Sesame seeds 40 gm
13. Prunes 20 gms


  1. Mix hung curd & grated cheese in a bowl.
  2. Add all the other ingredients, form uniform balls and stuff with a pinch of prunes and chilly flakes – Make heart shaped patties with moulds and leave it in refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm.
  3. Before shallow frying, dust with sesame seeds on a concave tawa till golden, crisp texture with an appetizing aroma.
  4. Grill slices of lemon, and place it against each Narm dil tikki. Pierce satay stick one by one through each heart shaped starter looking like hearty treat on a pouring day with choicest of chutneys.

Aman Tandon
Regional Exec. Chef
The Pride Hotel

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