New year recipes: Dilliwali Narm Dil Tilly

(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

Sr. No Ingredients Quantity
1 Curd (whey ed 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 in a bowl hung curd & grated cheese.
  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 rest in refrigerator for 30 mints to firm.
  3. Before shallow frying dust with sesame seeds and well done it on a concave tawa till golden, crisp texture with an appetizing aroma.
  4. Grill slices of lemon , and placing against each Narm dil tikki – pierce satay stick one by one through each heart shaped starter looking alike hearty treat on a down pouring day with choicest of chatneys.
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