Palak Paneer

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Ingredients:

Paneer-200 gm
Onion-2 small
Tomato-2 medium
Garlic-5
Green chilli-2 pcs.
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
Black pepper-1/2 tsp
Spinach-1 bunch
Oil-1-2 tbsp
Cumin-1/2-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt-to taste

Method:

* Blanch spinach and make its paste.
* Make paste of tomato and chilli.
* Make another paste of onion and garlic.
* Cut paneer into cubes and dip into salted lukewarm water.
* In a wok heat oil and add cumin seeds.
* Now add paste of onion and garlic.
* Fry till light brown.
* Now add dry masalas (turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and black pepper).
* After 1-2 minutes, add tomato & chilli paste and salt.
* Cook till oil separates.
* Now add spinach and paneer with little water.
* Give it a boil.
* Switch off the stove and serve hot!

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Chilli Paneer (Chilli Cottage Cheese)

Everyone’s favourite! 😀

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer

Ingredients:
Paneer/Cottage cheese-1 cup(cube)
Mixed bell peppers-3/4 cup(diced)
Onion-1/4 cup(diced)
Garlic-1-2 tsp(finely chopped)
Green chillies-1 tsp(finely chopped)
Oil-1-2 tbsp
Corn flour-1 tbsp
Rock salt-1 pinch
Soy sauce-1-2 tbsp
Sugar-1/4 tsp
Salt-to taste
Tomato sauce-2 tsp(optional)
Green chilli sauce-1 tsp(optional)

Method:

-> Marinate the paneer cubes in rock salt and 1/2-1 tbsp of soy sauce for 10 minutes.
-> In a wok take oil.
-> Add chopped garlic and green chillies. Give it a toss.
-> Now add diced bell peppers.
-> Add diced onion. Cook they turn transparent.
-> Now salt and add water to it.
-> In a bowl take cornflour and water. Make a smooth paste.
-> Add the cornflour mixture to the wok, a little at a time and stir continuously to avoid lump formation.
-> Stop adding cornflour mixture when you are satisfied with the gravy consistency.
-> Now add soy sauce, sugar, chilli and tomato sauce.
-> Give it a boil.
-> Add paneer to it. Give it a good mix and switch off the stove.
-> Cover the wok with a lid and wait for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Happy eating 🙂

Creamy Paneer Curry

Creamy Paneer Curry

Creamy Paneer Curry


Ingredients:

Paneer-200 gm
Onion-1 small
Tomato-2 small
Garlic-2 pcs
Green chilli-1 pc
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Cashew nut-1 tbsp
Kasuri methi-1/2 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Cream-for garnishing
Salt-to taste

Method:

Preparation:
-> Make a paste of onion, garlic and green chilli.
-> Dry roast kasuri methi and make its powder.
-> Boil tomato in water till soft, peel it off and make its puree.
-> Soak cashew nut in lukewarm water for 15-20 minutes and then make its paste
-> Cut paneer into cubes and soak it in lukewarm water to make it soft.

Cooking:
-> Heat up oil in a wok and then add cumin seeds in it.
-> Now add the onion-garlic-chilli paste. Fry for sometime(till the raw smell fades).
-> Add the dry spices(coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder). Fry for sometime.
-> Now add salt and tomato puree in it. Fry till it leaves oil.
-> Add cashew nut paste and cook for approx. 2 minutes.
-> Add kasur methi and cook it for a minute or two.
-> Switch off the stove.

Garnish it with cream and serve it with roti, paratha or naan! 🙂

Kadhai Paneer

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This is very famous paneer dish and paneer lovers (like me simply loves it). At one point in time, I was so much addicted to this dish that whenever I used to go out for dinner, it was just a default order from my side 😉

Ingredients:

Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
Coriander seeds- 1/2 tsp(crushed-for tempering)
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Black pepper-1/4 tsp
Red chilli-1 pc
Capsicum-1 small
Onion- 1 small (chop half and cut half into big pieces)
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp
Tomato puree-4 tbsp
Paneer(cottage cheese)-100 gm
Kasuri methi-2 tsp(crushed).
Oil-2 tbsp
Salt-to taste

Method:

-> Dry roast coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper and red chilli. Grind them to make a powder.
-> Dice paneer and capsicum. Shallow fry paneer, capsicum and big-sized cut onion.
-> Now heat oil in a wok and add cumin seeds. When it starts crackling add crushed coriander seeds and finely cut onion.
-> Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt. Fry for a while.
-> Add the ground masala. Fry for a while , then put tomato puree and cook for 15 minutes (stirring in between).
-> Now add capsicum, paneer and onion. Also add crushed kasuri methi. Give it a nice mix and switch off the stove.

Our favorite kadhai paneer is ready to be served with roti or naan 🙂