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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Palak Paneer

I have always made Palak Paneer using my Mom’s style (similar to Corn Palak by replacing Corn with Paneer)… Then I had this version of Palak Paneer at two places, basically at two of ours friends homes.. Nisha our neighbor first then Pallavi .. We simply loved it.. So next when I was to make Palak Paneer I asked my husband which version do you want to have.. and he was like try out the other one.. 🙂 So here I am with this really delightful Palak Paneer recipe..

Palak Paneer

Preparation Time:- 15 mins |  Cooking Time:– 1/2 hour |  Serves:- 3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups Spinach roughly chopped and washed properly
  • 1 cup Paneer chopped in cubes (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped/grated
  • 1 medium sized tomato grated
  • 1 tea spoon Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 5-6 leaves Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)
  • 5-6 leaves chenopodium album (Bathua)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Green Chilly
  • 2 tea spoon Oil/Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick (Dal Chini)
  • 1 Bay Leaf (Tej patta)
  • 1 Large Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 2 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

PREPARATION:

Boil the palak, methi and bathua. (One whistle should be enough). Allow the pressure to die and to cool it down a bit.

Drain excessive water and grind the boiled leaves to form a thick paste. Keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom. Allow them to crackle.

Now add the onions, green chilly and garlic paste to it and fry them till onions turn golden brown.

Now add the masalas, coriander powder, garam masala, chilly powder, salt, turmeric powder and mix.

Now add the tomatoes and cook till the oil separated.

Then add Palak paste and bring to boil. You can add around half cup water.

Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or till you get a desired consistency.

Now add the paneer pieces and simmer for 5 mins.

SERVING:

  • Top it with some Desi Ghee.
  • Try it with hot chapatis or paranthas or Makai ke Roti.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Crispy Paneer ke Paranthe

This post is a part of the Indian Breads theme at BM#28 hosted by Srivalli. This will my entry for Stuffed Bread.

My husband loves paneer, and he was so very happy to have paneer paranthas for dinner.. Actually we both love paranthas and can have them in any form and any stuffing and any time.. 🙂

Paneer Parantha

Preparation Time:- 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 5 mins per parantha |  Serves:- 5-6 paranthas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups whole Wheat Flour dough(Gehun ka aata guna hua)
  • 200 gms paneer
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala
  • Ghee/oil to fry the parantha (I prefer ghee :))

PREPARATION:

Grate the paneer. Add the masalas salt, red chilly powder, chaat masala and garam masala to it.

Mix properly. I usually mix the masala’s with hand so that it gets mixed evenly.

Take some dough and after rubbing it with some dry flour, start making a chapati using a rolling pin. Once it becomes the size of a mini chapati, stop and take a big spoonful of the paneer and place it in between.

Press the paneer gently to remove air gaps and start folding the chapati inwards to seal the paneer completely. Once done flaten it a bit by pressing it between the hand palms. (Don’t press too  much since the paneer may come out)

After rubbing with some dry flour, start rolling the parantha evenly.

Heat the tawa (non-stick can be used) and place the parantha on it. (Don’t use any oil yet.)

Once some blisters start appearing on the showing end then turn over the parantha. Now apply some ghee evenly on the showing end.Turn over the parantha, and apply some ghee on this end as well.

Start pressing the parantha using a flat spatula in order to cook properly. Once the parantha starts becoming crispy simmer the stove and dig in the spatula at several places on the parantha. This helps the parantha to get cooked from between also as the ghee seeps in.

Cook properly from both the sides by turning over at regular periods.

SERVING:
  • Serve hot with Green Dhaniya chutney (Coriander Leaves Chutney) or tomato ketchup.
  • Try it at tea time/breakfast with a hot cup of tea and Amul Butter or homemade white butter.
  • Try it for lunch or dinner with curd.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Rasgullas

This post is a part of the “Cooking from a cook book using a single ingredient” theme at BM#26, hosted by Srivalli..

I chose Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and this is the dessert for the same. I chose this recipe from “Pressure Cooking” by Nita Mehta. I am not a fan of sweets but Rasgulla is the only one sweet that I love to eat.  So here was my chance to try this out.. I was really excited to make the same and loved them as well.. 🙂

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Rasgullas

Preparation Time:- 2 hrs 15 mins |  Cooking Time:– 15-20 mins |  Serves:- 4-5 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lt Full cream milk
  • 1.5 – 2 table spoon White Vinegar / 1 table spoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 Cardamons (Elaichi)

PREPARATION:

Boil the milk and switch off the gas.

Add the vinegar/lemon and let the milk curdle.

Pour the chenna on a cheesecloth/muslin cloth and leave to dry for at least 2 hours.

Blend in a mixer without water until smooth and uniform.

Make small balls of the chenna mixture, make sure they are smooth on the surface.

Put water, sugar and cardamom in the cooker and bring it boil.

Gently drop the chenna balls into the sugar syrup.

Pressure cook for 1 minute.

Remove from fire and let it cool. Serve

(Mine were flattened a bit.. next time hoping to get them back in round shape.. :))

SERVING:

  • Serve cool rasgullas post dinner/lunch.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Paneer in Hot Garlic Sauce

This post is a part of the “Cooking from a cook book using a single ingredient” theme at BM#26, hosted by Srivalli..

I chose Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and this is the main course dish for the same. I chose this recipe from “Microwave Recipes” by Nita Mehta. The garlic sauce was really amazing.. Due to my love for Chinese food, I tried this recipe and now am certainly more confident in trying out more Chinese dishes..

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Paneer in Hot Garlic Sauce

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 15 mins |  Serves:- 3-4 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200 gms of Paneer cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small capsicum chopped into small pieces
  • 20 flakes garlic finely chopped/minced
  • 2 dry red chillies broken
  • 4 table spoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tea spoon red chilli sauce (green can also be used)
  • 2 tea spoon soya sauce
  • 1/2 tea spoon pepper (kali mirch)
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 tea spoon vinegar
  • 1/4 tea spoon ajinomoto
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup water

PREPARATION:

Put oil, garlic, red chilli bits, tomato ketchup, red chilli sauce, soya sauce, pepper and ajinomoto in a microwave dish. Mix well, microwave for 2 minutes.

Add water, salt, sugar and vinegar. Mix well, microwave for 6 minutes.

Add cornflour paste, microwave for 3 minutes. Mix.

At serving time, add paneer and capsicum to the sauce and microwave for 2 minutes. Mix well before serving.

SERVING:

  • Serve hot with noodles/fried rice.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!