Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sham Savera

I got this recipe from masterchef India-2,where Sanjeev kapoor has presented this as challenge to contestants.Finally i made this today for lunch...Though i don't like its name but taste was nice.

For Balls
250gm Cottage Cheese(Paneer) grated
1/4tsp Salt
1/8tsp Cardamon powder
1/8tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2kg Spinach
1tbsp Besan
1tsp Oil
2 Garlic(finely chopped)
1 Green Chili(finely chopped)
1/4tsp Haldi
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Cornflour
For Gravy
3 Tomatoes(Puree)
2-3 Garlic
1tsp Chili powder(prefer kashmiri)
1tbsp Butter
2 Cardamom
1/2tsp Garam Masala
1tbsp Cream
1tsp Kasuri methi(Powder)
Salt to taste
1tbsp Honey

For Balls
  • Mix cottage cheese,cardamom powder,salt together and make 5 equal size balls.
  • Blanch Spinach leaves in 3cup of water for 2-3 minute.Drain and refresh under cold water.
  • Remove extra water and chop it very finely.
  • Heat oil in pan.Add cumin seeds,garlic,green chili,saute for moment.Add besan,salt and turmeric powder,saute for 2minutes.Add spinach,mix and saute till its totally dry.Let it cool.
  • Divide spinach mixture in 5 equal portion and fill cottage cheeze ball in each one of them using palm.
  • Roll these ball in cornflour and deep fry in oil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

For Gravy
  • Heat butter in deep pan.Add garlic,caramom,saute for moment.
  • Add tomato puree,salt,chili powder,garam masala with 1/2 cup of water and let it cook on low flame for around 20minutes.(till tomatoes raw smell disappear)
  • Add honey and kasuri methi.Cook for another 2minutes.

  • Finally add cream and mix it well.
  • Transfer the gravy in serving dish.Cut the balls in half and place them on gravy.Serve hot with Butter roti.

# You can use 1tsp sugar instead of honey,if honey is not available.
## Adjust the taste of gravy as per your taste.


  1. this is my fav sanjeev kapoor's recipe.. you had made it so perfectly.. looks very very delicious... happy to follow you

    1. thnx,m glad !! :) U too have very nice space !