Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The quick paneer in little oil

  This is a preparation of paneer which turns out to be a spicy gravy but actually it is cooked in very little oil.This quick preparation is a must in my place any time I have guests and it is never disappointing .So lets get started straight away.


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Serves 4 people


Ingredients
1-Paneer -250 grams(cut in cubes)
2-Onion -2 medium,(roughly chopped)
3-Ginger-1 inch(roughly chopped) 
4-Garlic-8 to 10 cloves
5-Tomatoes-4 medium sized(blanched and skinned and roughly chopped)
6-Cinnamom-1 inch
7-Cardamom-2
8-cloves-2
9-Coriander powder -2 teaspoon
10-Cumin powder-1 teaspoon
11-Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
12-Chilli powder_1 teaspoon 
13-Khus khus(poppy seeds)-1 teaspoon
14-Cashewnuts-4 to 5
15-oil -1 tablespoon
16-salt -as per taste
17-sugar-half teaspoon (optional)
18-Kasturi methi powder-1 teaspoon
19 Wheat flour -one teaspoon
20-Coriander leaves chopped
21-Green chillies-3 to 4 (slit)




Procedure-  Do follow the sequence carefully

1-Add oil to the pan
2-Add the onion
3-Add the ginger and garlic(whole)
4-Add the salt and turmeric
5-Saute in low to medium flame till the onions become translucent
6-Add the Cashew nuts and the poppy seeds(you can use magaz or melon seeds alternatively)
7-Saute for some time (1min)
8-Add the  chopped tomato now with the green chilies
9 -Add in the spices ,the cumin ,coriander and the chilli powder
10-Add in the whole spices of cinnamon,cardamom and cloves
12-Saute till oil oozes out of the tomatoes and the mixture reduces in volume
13-Switch off the flame
14-Let it cool completely
15 -Blend everything to a fine paste without water.
16-Pour the paste back to the pan
17-Add in water mixed with the wheat flour
18-Simmer for another 5 minutes
19-Add in the  paneer pieces ,kasturi methi powder,sugar and the coriander leaves
 20-Simmer for another 2 minutes
21-Done ,switch off the flame
22-Serve with fried rice ,roti or naan

Do not simmer the gravy for long after adding the paneer,or the paneer will turn rubbery.





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