Semolina and khoya dough balls stuffed with spicy paneer mixture, brushed with saffron-rose water and baked. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Main Ingredients Semolina (rawa/suji), Khoya/mawa
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Tootak

  • 1 cup Semolina (rawa/suji)
  • 1/4 cup Khoya/mawa
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 cup Cottage cheese (paneer) grated
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Broken cashewnuts
  • 2 medium Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 3-5 Fresh coriander sprigs
  • A few saffron strands
  • 1 tablespoon Rose water


  1. Preheat oven to 200° C.
  2. Mix together semolina, khoya, salt, milk and ghee in a bowl and knead to a semi soft dough. Cover and rest the dough for a while.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and once they begin to change colour, add ginger and sauté for half a minute. Add cottage cheese, coriander powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Transfer this into another bowl and mix well. Add raisins, cashewnuts, potatoes and salt and mix well.
  4. Finely chop coriander and add and mix well.
  5. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions. Shape each portion into a katori, place one portion of the paneer-potato mixture, gather the edges and roll into a ball. Seal neatly, flatten slightly and shape into an oval. These are tootaks. Arrange them on a baking tray.
  6. Melt saffron in 2 tbsps water in a small bowl in microwave for 15 seconds. Add rose water and mix well.
  7. Brush the tootaks with saffron-rose water and put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2130
Carbohydrates 229.1
Protein 69.3
Fat 104.2