Monday, 15 June 2015

How to make Shaam Savera

Recipe of Shaam Savera

Shaam Savera is cottage cheese stuffed kofta coated with spinach and dunked in tomato based red gravy. It is creamy and delicious curry dish which goes great with all Indian flatbread specially with naan. It is a signature dish of a famous master chef of India 'Sanjeev Kapoor'. The dish is popular by the name of 'Shaam Savera'.

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It is a different and unique curry dish which has lovely flavours and beautiful aroma. The koftas are different from the normal koftas and the whole dish looks beautiful while serving because of its nice and soothing colours of spinach, tomato and cottage cheese.

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Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes30 minutes40 minutesServes 4 

Recipe Type : Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients for Dumplings:
  • 1 cup mashed or grated cottage cheese (Paneer)
  • 2 cup spinach leaves
  • pinch of green cardamom
  • 2 slices of bread
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • finely chopped coriander leaves
  • corn flour 
  • Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for Gravy :
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida 
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 8 crushed tomatoes
  • 8 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Preparation for Dumplings :
  1. In a bowl, add mashed cottage cheese (Paneer), coriander leaves, and crumbled bread
  2. Add salt, pepper and chaat masala in the same and mix well
  3. Make 8 medium sized balls of the mixture and keep it in a plate
  4. Blanch spinach and roast it in a pan till they become dry and are not watery
  5. Coat cottage cheese balls with spinach 
  6. Dust it in a corn flour
  7. Heat oil in a deep pan
  8. Deep fry few of the balls together on low flame
  9. When they get cook from both the sides, take them out on a tissue or a oil absorbent paper
  10. Keep them aside
Preparation for gravy :
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and asafoetida (hing) in it 
  2. When they splutter, add finely chopped garlic, onion and green chillies
  3. When onions turn brown, add crushed tomato
  4. Add coriander powder, garam masala, pepper, sugar and salt
  5. Mix well and let it cool down
  6. Blend the whole tadka (mixture) in blender
  7. Mix well and add cream in the mixture
  8. Cook for few more minutes and it is done
  9. Add dumplings to the gravy while serving
  10. Serve hot with Indian flatbread or rice
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Note :
  1. Make sure to serve immediately after adding dumplings otherwise they will soak the gravy
  2. You can increase or decrease the spices according to your taste
  3. You can shallow fry the dumplings too
  4. I have added bread for binding the dumplings, you can substitute it with potatoes and corn flour


  1. What a lovely name looks delicious

  2. Never heard of this dish but its really tempting. With cheese? yes please.

  3. That looks very creamy and flavoursome!

  4. Very interesting name, Never made shaam savera. Your version makes me hungry..Will try it for sure dear :)

  5. Hi Ritu, I love the way you cook and the spices you use, this looks delicious!

  6. Such a unique way of using paneer and spinach. Love the name of this dish. Looks very lovely and tempting!

  7. interesting recipe,looks delish!

  8. I have been meaning to make shaam savera for so long!! need to try asap, yours look awesome Ritu!

  9. I had prepared this dish sometime..loved your take too... gorgeous looking bowl:)

  10. Shaam savera kofta looks delicious perfect treat.

  11. This looks like a beautiful dish and sounds like it would have a lot of flavor. I love the colors and the presentation.

  12. This looks like a beautiful dish and sounds like it would have a lot of flavor. I love the colors and the presentation.

  13. Shaam savera great name. Liked the dish and sure to try

  14. This dish is so mouthwatering, great mix of spices - as always Ritu! I would love to eat that with some Indian flatbread!

  15. looks so good and love the presentation

  16. I'd definitely need lots of naan or rice to soak up all that delicious-looking gravy!

  17. I love your version of shaam savera...looks super delicious!!

  18. Yes i remember this recipe!!
    looks so beautiful, love the recipe!!

  19. These looks sooooo good Ritu!

  20. Sounds really flavorful, would have loved to give it a try.


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