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Tomato Kadhi With Raisin Pakoras

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Ingredients
For the kadhi:
  Tomatoes 750 Gram, skinned and pulped
  Onions 2 , finely chopped
  Chopped coriander leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Kashmiri red chilies 7
  Garlic cloves 10 Large
  Fresh ginger piece 1 Inch
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 5
  Cloves 2
  Cinnamon piece 1⁄2 Inch
  Cashew nuts 8
  Curry leaves sprigs 2
  Salt To Taste
  Ghee 1 Teaspoon
For the pakoras:
  Paneer 100 Gram
  Raisins 100 Gram, soaked in sugar water
  Chana atta 100 Gram
  Coriander 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Caraway seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soda bicarbonate 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
Directions

First make the gravy. Place the onions in a vessel along with 1/2 cup ghee on a medium flame. When the onion is soft and pink, put in the curry leaves, allow them to crackle and then add the ground masala and fry for 3 minutes. Mix non-stop. When red, add the reserved water and lower the flame. Put in the tomato pulp along with salt and allow to simmer.
Place the paneer in a thali and crush it with the palm of your hand. Add a little chana aata at a time and mix well with the paneer. Add the coriander, raisins, caraway seeds, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and the soda-bi-carb. Mix well. Add some water and bind into a stiff dough. If you require, add some more dough and/or water. Wet both your hands and make small pakoras or bhajias out of the kneaded paste. Do not make the paste too soft or too hard. It should be soft and pliable. Taste for salt.
Place a karahi half filled with oil on a medium flame. When hot, lower the flame a little and drop the pakoras into it in small batches. When golden brown, remove from the hot oil and allow to drain in a sieve.
Place the pakoras in the hot kadhi, simmer for 5 minutes and serve covered with the chopped coriander.
This kadhi is best eaten with a coconut vegetarian pulao or a vegetable khichdi.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato

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