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Takka Paisa

Takka Paisa Recipe with step by step pictures-Takka paisa is a dish which belongs to the Kayast community in India. It is a close cousin of Rajasthani Gatte. Gram flour dumplings cooked in scrumptious gravy is takka paisa. The word “takka” means coins. The dumplings are in the shape of coins. And therefore the dish is so-called. These dumplings are very soft because of the use of onions, yogurt, etc. Further, these are very toothsome because ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder is added while making the takka. The gravy is prepared using onions, tomato, ginger, garlic along with a few spices. It has succulent gravy which makes this dish so special. Takka paisa can be served with simple chapatis or steamed rice.

Takka Paisa Recipe – Ingredients Required:

For Dumplings:

Gram Flour: Regular gram flour has been used to make takka paisa.

Oil, Onion Paste & Ginger Garlic Paste: Addition of oil and onion paste makes the dumplings soft and ginger garlic paste add a great flavor to it.

Yogurt: Little yogurt is used to knead the dough for dumplings.

Spices: Salt, red chili powder and garam masala are used to flavor the dumplings.

For Gravy:

Onion Paste: Ground onions are used to make takka paisa. I have used coarsely ground onions. You can also use chopped or finely chopped onions.

Tomato Puree: I have used homemade tomato puree for this recipe. You can also use grated tomatoes as it gives a lot of texture to the dish.

Ginger Paste & Garlic Paste: My family likes smooth gravies and therefore I always have the paste of ginger, garlic in my fridge and use the same for the recipes. However you can also use freshly chopped ginger and garlic as it will make the dish better.

Spices: I have used salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, to flavor takka paisa.

Recipes similar to Takka Paisa Recipe

As already mentioned, takka paisa is a close cousin of Rajasthani Gatte. Here is the recipe for the same. Other than this you might also like the recipe for sev tamatar ki sabji. These are the recipes that do not call for many ingredients and can be prepared with whatever is easily available in the pantry, especially on the days when you are short of fresh vegetables.

How to serve Takka Paisa?

Serve it hot with hot chapatis.

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Takka Paisa Recipe

1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.

takka paisa recipe

2.To make dumplings, in a mixing bowl add the ingredients i.e. 1 cup gram flour (besan), 1 ground onion, 1 tsp garlic paste, 1 tsp ginger paste, salt to taste, 1 tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, 2 tbsp oil. Mix well.

takka paisa recipe

3.Add yogurt as much required to make dough. Shape it into a log. It should have the width of a ten rupee coin.

takka paisa recipe

4.Heat enough water in a pan. Add a little salt.

takka paisa recipe

5.Put in the dumpling log.

takka paisa recipe

6.Let it simmer on low flame for 7-8 minutes or till it starts to float. Thereafter take these out on a plate. And let them cool.

takka paisa recipe

7.Cut into ½ inch roundels. Heat enough oil for frying.

takka paisa recipe

8.Fry the dumplings till golden brown.

takka paisa recipe

9.Keep aside for now.

takka paisa recipe

10.To make the gravy: In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil.

takka paisa recipe

11.Next add in 2 bay leaves (tej patte). Followed by ½ a tsp of garam masala.

takka paisa recipe

12.Next add 2 ground onions.

takka paisa recipe

13.Cook the onions till brown. Add in 1 tsp of garlic paste. Cook for a minute.

takka paisa recipe

14.Add 1 tsp of red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste. Cook for a minute.

takka paisa recipe

15.Add in 2 tomatoes pureed. Cook till the oil oozes.

takka paisa recipe

16.Next add in 1 tsp ginger paste. Cook for one minute.

takka paisa recipe

17.Add ½ cup well whisked yogurt. Whisk ½ cup of yogurt with 1 tsp of corn flour.

takka paisa recipe

18.Cook till the oil oozes.

takka paisa recipe

19. Next add in 1 cup of water. I am using the water in which the dumplings were poached.

takka paisa recipe

20.Once the gravy simmers, add the fried dumplings.

takka paisa recipe

21.Followed by ½ tsp of garam masala powder.

takka paisa recipe

22.Let everything simmer for 10-12 minutes.

takka paisa recipe

23.Serve hot. Bon appetite!

takka paisa recipe

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