Soak raisins in warm water for 10 minutes to make them softer.
Sift cottage cheese through a fine strainer.
Add 1 egg and sugar to cottage cheese and mix well.
Add 3 tbsp of semolina flour and mix until you get smooth thick dough-like mixture.
Add raisins to the mixture.
Preheat a frying pan and melt 1 tbsp butter.
Take some cottage cheese dough and roll it into a ball. Press it with your fingertips to get a round ½ inch thick patty.
Roll the patty in semolina flour and place on the pan.
Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Fry the patties on each side over medium heat until golden brown (approximately 3 minutes on each side). Frying the patties over medium heat will ensure they become golden on the outside and cook through inside.
Take out of the pan, place on paper towel and remove access oil. Serve with sour cream and jam (or honey).