Cottage Cheese Mousse

    45 mins

    A healthy spread/dip made out of the very versatile, commonly used and available ingredient, paneer :-) I learnt the original recipe from a friend, but it called for the addition of gelatine, not something I am very fond off, so I decided to play around with it and see what the outcome was.

    Uttar Pradesh, India
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    Serves: 6 

    • 100-150g Low fat cottage cheese aka paneer
    • 4-5 whole Green olives, diced
    • 1 whole Jalapenos, diced
    • 1 small capsicum, diced
    • 1 small cucumber, washed, peeled, diced
    • 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled, diced
    • 1 Green chilly, deseeded, diced (optional)
    • salt & pepper (to taste)
    • 1/2 teaspoonn oregano & Chilli flakes (each)
    • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Dice/cube the cottage cheese, then mash it, keep aside
    2. Dice/slice and then blend the jalapenos, olives, capsicum, cucumber, garlic, green chillies. Into this blend add the mashed cottage cheese (you can choose to whisk by hand or use the blender/mixer). Into this blended mixture, add in the salt/pepper -whisk, add in the olive oil, blend/whisk for about less than a minute.
    3. Scoop out either into individual ramekin dishes or main bowl, garnish with shredded celery/mint/coriander. Place into refrigerator to chill for about 30 min.
    4. Serve with toasted bread, cream crackers, khakras, salted biscuits, or enjoy it plain. You can use other vegetables like carrots or tomatoes (if using tomatoes, please remove pulp or the end result will be a little more watery than the consistency shown here).

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