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.
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.
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.
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.
Serve it hot with hot chapatis.
1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.
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.
3.Add yogurt as much required to make dough. Shape it into a log. It should have the width of a ten rupee coin.
4.Heat enough water in a pan. Add a little salt.
5.Put in the dumpling log.
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.
7.Cut into ½ inch roundels. Heat enough oil for frying.
8.Fry the dumplings till golden brown.
9.Keep aside for now.
10.To make the gravy: In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil.
11.Next add in 2 bay leaves (tej patte). Followed by ½ a tsp of garam masala.
12.Next add 2 ground onions.
13.Cook the onions till brown. Add in 1 tsp of garlic paste. Cook for a minute.
14.Add 1 tsp of red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste. Cook for a minute.
15.Add in 2 tomatoes pureed. Cook till the oil oozes.
16.Next add in 1 tsp ginger paste. Cook for one minute.
17.Add ½ cup well whisked yogurt. Whisk ½ cup of yogurt with 1 tsp of corn flour.
18.Cook till the oil oozes.
19. Next add in 1 cup of water. I am using the water in which the dumplings were poached.
20.Once the gravy simmers, add the fried dumplings.
21.Followed by ½ tsp of garam masala powder.
22.Let everything simmer for 10-12 minutes.
23.Serve hot. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 20 minutes
COOK TIME 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME 50 minutes
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