Matar Paneer

I am having some tuft time everyday to decide what to cook these days.. I don’t know for some reasons I am unable to figure out which vegetable to prepare.. So recently I end up making a lot of paneer.. Matar paneer is an all time favorite i any household..

Matar Paneer

Preparation Time:- 15 mins | Cooking Time:- 1/2 hour | Serves:- 4-5 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200 gms Fresh Paneer diced in small cubes
  • 1 cup frozen or boiled peas (matar)
  • 2 table spoon Oil/Ghee
  • 2 tea spoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 -3 Medium Onions finely chopped or grated
  • 2-3 Medium Tomatoes grated
  • 1 table spoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3 tea spoons Coriander powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon of Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon of Chilly powder (Lal mirch Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION:

Heat the oil/ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. Allow them to crackle.

Add the onions to the oil and allow them to fry till they turn light brown in color.  Now add the Coriander powder and fry for one minute.

Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala, ginger garlic paste and  salt. Keep frying the tomatoes till the oil separates out.

Add the peas and paneer diced as cubes to this masala. Fold the pieces gently in the same. Add some water to make some gravy. Bring to boil and voila its done.

Cover the dish for around 5-10 mins so that the paneer pieces can soak all the flavors.

SERVING:

  • Garnish with some finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
  • Goes well with Lachha Parantha.
  • If serving for a party, garnish with some fried Cashew (Kaju)

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Stuff it up.. Bhindi

Me and my husband love bhindi (Lady Finger).. I generally cook a bhindi fry but for a change sometimes.. I stuff it up.. Trust me it is delicious.. 🙂

Bharwan Bhindi

Preparation Time:- 20 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 250 gms Ladyfinger (Bhindi) washed properly and scrubbed
  • 1 tbsp  Besan (gram flour)
  • 3-4 tbsp  Oil
  • 2 tsp Saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili powder (lal mirch Powder)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric (Haldi Powder)
  • ½ tsp Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • 1 inch piece Ginger (Adrak)
  • A pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
  • ½ tsp Jeera (cumin)
  • To taste – Salt

PREPARATION:

Cut off the tops and tails of the bhindi and make an incision along the length. (Make sure that the bhindis are dried)

In a saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add jeera and hing to this. Once the jeera starts crackling add the gram flour and sauté.

Add the other masalas together in a plate. Add all the mixed masalas to the gram flours and sauté for another minute.

Remove from heat. Once this mixture cools down a bit, stuff the bhindis with this masala.

In another saucepan heat 2 tbsp of oil. Put in the bhindis and turn very gently 3-4 times. Cover and cook over a medium flame for 5 minutes.Turn the Bhindis and cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes.Then take off the lid and cook the Bhindis over a high flame for a while.

SERVING:
  • This goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd or raita.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!