I will straight come to today's recipe as I need to study :-P Yes preparing your kid for final exams is not an easy job ! I had learnt this recipe at a food demo, probably Aditya Bal's NDTV good food.
1 cup Hung curd ( take a cheesecloth and place 1 1/2 cup yogurt and join the ends to make a 'potli'. Hang it over a sink tap for 5-6 hours)
1/2 cup grated Paneer /cottage cheese
1 big boiled potato, grated
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1-2 Green chilies, chopped
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/4 cup Cornflour + 2tbsp cornflour with little water to make a smooth batter separately
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
Few springs of chopped coriander (I didn't have it)
Salt to taste
Take hung curd, paneer and potato in a large mixing bowl and mix everything very well. Heat 2 tsp oil on low flame and add cumin seeds first. Once cumin seeds crackling add grated ginger and green chilies. Fry for a minute and immediately turn off the flame.
Add this to the paneer-yogurt mixture and mix thoroughly. Add salt, garam masala, pepper powder and mix well. Kebab mixture is ready. Now divide the dough into 12 equal parts by making small round balls. Using your palms slightly flatten a round ball and put one cashew in the center and roll again to make a smooth ball. Grease your hands with oil if working with sticky dough is bothering you too much.
Take cornflour in a plate and coat this ball evenly. Like wise make all kebabs. Now here you can fry them as it is in hot oil or you can double coat it for crunchier texture like I did. Mix a little cornflour with cold water to make a smooth white batter for coating.
Dip the balls in cornflour liquid batter and sprinkle some breadcrumbs over them. Heat oil in a non stick pan and fry the patties from both sides, till golden brown. Place the patties on an absorbent paper and serve them with chutney of your choice. I generally serve these patties with Coriander chutney or Onion chutney.