This is a Charmaine Solomon recipe, I’ve just adjusted it for use in the Thermomix. Much easier to make this way. In the pre-Thermomix days, the kneading stage used to drive me to distraction.
Cheese Koftas in Creamy Sauce
2 litres full cream milk
60 ml lemon juice
3 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sultanas, finely chopped
2 tablespoons almonds, finely chopped
2 teaspoon chilli, finely chopped
Oil for deep frying
1 cup rice (I like brown)
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon rapadura
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger
360ml whey (leftover from panir making process)
1 tablespoon garam masala
chopped coriander to garnish
Heat milk in thermomix on 100 degrees for about 10 minutes on speed 3. The milk has to be 100 degrees. Add lemon juice and continue mixing on speed 3 for 5 seconds. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine coriander, almonds, sultanas and chilli in a small bowl.
Strain milk mixture into a muslin (or thin tea towel) lined colander over a large bowl. Keep the why in the bowl as you will use some for the sauce. Allow the cursd to drain for half an hour.
Return drained curds to thermomix after squeezing muslin to remove as much moisture as possible. Knead for 13 minutes. That’s right. 13. Remove from bowl and divide into 8 portions. Form into balls and fill the centre with almond/coriander/sultana/chilli mixture. Reseal balls ensuring there are no cracks.
Cover blades of unwashed thermomix with water, place rice in steamer basket and cook for as long as required (depending on the type of rice you use). Meanwhile, deep fry the cheese koftas until they are golden brown. When rice is cooked, remove from thermomix and keep warm. Keep koftas warm once they are cooked.
Now for the sauce.
Put onion (quartered) and garlic in thermomix, chop for 10 seconds on speed 7. Add a little oil and saute for 2 minutes at 100 degrees. Add tomato paste, rapadura, salt, ginger and whey. Cook for 10 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 2. Add cream and garam masala. Cook for 3 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 2.
Serve koftas on rice and cover with sauce. Garnish with chopped coriander.