During Navratri time, some people fast and opt for falhari food. Falahaar” essentially means Fructivore or a meal based on consumption of fruits . However there is a variety of food stuffs which are traditionally consumed during these fasts . Cereals and most grains are banned and processed salts are avoided if possible . Rock salt, if available, is used in food for all your salting needs as a staple fasting preference .Usually these are gluten-free from buckwheat flour, chestnut flour, rock salt etc. It is widely believed in India that such food can bring one a deeper sense of spirituality.
- 200 gms Paneer
- 2 Potato – medium size boiled and skinned
- 2 Green Chilies – finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Singhare Flour (water chestnut flour)
- 1 tsp Ginger – grated
- 10 to 12 Cashew Nuts – broken into half
- 15 to 20 Raisins
- 1 tsp Sendha Namak/Rock Salt (you can use table salt if you are not fasting)
- 1 cup Fresh Coriander – finely chopped
- In a large bowl add potatoes, paneer, coriander, salt, grated ginger, green chili, raisins, cashewnuts and singhara flour
- Mix it all very well and form a smooth dough.
- Now grease your palms and take equal portions of the dough and form small round tikkis/cutlets.
- Heat a girdle and drizzle some oil.
- Shallow fry the cutlets till golden brown in colour on both the sides, it takes about two minutes on each side.
- Enjoy Falhari Paneer Cutlets with tomato ketchup or green chutney.
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