How to make Dakshin Squares -

Rasam powder flavoured cottage cheese spread over toasted brown bread slices and shallow fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Brown bread slices (ब्राउन ब्रेड स्लाइस), Cottage cheese

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dakshin Squares

Dakshin Squares Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dakshin Squares Recipe

  • Brown bread slices 4

  • Cottage cheese 250 grams

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Rasam powder 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Oil as required


Step 1

Crumble cottage cheese and place in a bowl. Add onion, tomato, rasam powder, chillies, salt and crushed peppercorns.

Step 2

Roughly chop curry leaves and add and mix well.

Step 3

Toast bread slices in a toaster till evenly done.

Step 4

Add semolina to cottage cheese mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Place toasted bread slices on a worktop. Spread cottage cheese mixture evenly on top and press. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon mustard seeds on each slice and press lightly.

Step 6

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Place the prepared bread slices on it, mixture side down, and cook till it turns golden. Flip and cook till the other side turns golden.

Step 7

Discard the edges and cut into squares. Serve immediately.

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