Friday, 29 October 2010

Paneer Makhanwala

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Hi!
Cottage Cheese/Paneer is an all time favorite with my kids especially my younger one. I keep trying various preparations with it so that it can be enjoyed every time we eat. One can surely read many recipes with this versatile product here in my space.
When I say it is versatile it means that it can be used to make curry, starters, desserts etc. Since it has quite a plain taste, as a foodie we can play with many flavors and spices with it. I personally like my curry a little spicy. This particular preparation is quite simple to prepare and does not need any special ingredient and surely tastes good. S, who is on a diet could not stop asking for more of this. As for my younger one he could not resist it and had an early dinner and loved eating it.
For the simplest of the curry to get the right flavor I insist that the masala be roasted properly, that surely is the key to any curry and I am quite patient about it, I surely do not compromise on that. I might use low oil while roasting/bhuno the masala but I ensure that it’s well cooked and the aroma spread out. When I was roasting the masala for this curry, my elder one had just come back from school and the first question he asked is “What are you making?” I could smell the masala at the main gate. Now the main gate is about 40m from my place but as the masala was well roasted the aroma had spread out. Check out this simple but amazingly tasty curry and yes, well roasted too!!!
Ingredients
250gms Cottage Cheese/Paneer cut into cubes
3 onions roughly chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
4-5 garlic pods
1/2” piece ginger
2-1/2  tbsp Tomato Paste
2 tbsp Kasoori Methi
1 tsp degi mirch
1 tsp red chili pwd
1 tbsp coriander pwd
2 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp garam masala (mine is verry strong)
1/4 tsp of turmeric pwd
salt to taste
oil for cooking
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Method
Grind together onion, ginger, garlic and cumin together.
Heat about 2 tbsp oil and add the onion paste and saute on low flame till it’s cooked.
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Meanwhile in a shallow pan in few tsp oil roast the cottage cheese cubes on either side till golden brown.
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To the onion paste add the tomato paste and mix thoroughly.
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Add salt to taste, both the chili pwds, turmeric and garam masala and cook till oil separates.
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Add about 1-1/2 cups water and bring the curry to a boil.
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Add the cream, simmer and cook.
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Finally add the Paneer and kasoori methi and cook for about 5 mins.
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Garnish with some cream and grated paneer and serve hot with roti/ naan or jeera rice.
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36 comments:

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious curry..

Kanchan said...

As usual looks lovely Pari...

Madhu said...

Wow Pari....looks very nice.

Paaka Shaale said...

The paneer makhanwala looks delicious. Just yum!!!:)

Kurinji said...

Yum...yum....

Rekha shoban said...

last v went to bombay cafe...there i orded this dish...it was yummy and first time tried that...urs looks delicious pari!

Pari said...

Thank u dearies, ur motivating comments surely keeps me going.

Kairali sisters said...

I am not a big fan of paneer but the gravy is definitely a winner on me...

Pari said...

Dear kairali, You could try Tofu or even any vegetable with this curry.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Curry looks yummy!

Satya said...

wow what a delicious n rich curry ...anything with paneer is hit for me ..but this curry is SUPER HIT :)

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Di said...

Yummm, this looks so delicious!

Prathibha said...

I love panner makhanwala..that is definitely a treat for me...looks so so rich..:)

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks totally delicious! The gravy is super.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very yummy curry! Slowly roasted masala is they key to a yummy curry!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so rich and creamy, perfect with some hot tandoori naan.

Nandini said...

The side dish is very appetizing! So nice and tasty! Best with naan.

Swathi said...

Paneer makhanwala looks delicious. Nice with rotis.

aipi said...

Any paneer dish is my favorite and this one is super favorite!
Looks awesome!

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Anything with paneer I wud luv it...this sounds apt for me

Smitha said...

looks lovely n yummy Pari!

Shalini said...

colorful n delicious paneer makhanwala. very tempting

Santosh Bangar said...

PERFECT AND INVITING PANEER CURRY LOOKING DELICIOUS

Krishnaveni said...

fabulous paneer dish, yum yum

swapna said...

Love paneer...looks sooo delicious!!

AshKuku said...

Very tempting captures of that delicious prep..... I am drooling non stop..... Simply lovable..... & enjoyable too.... :)

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Irresistible paner makhanwala..makes me drool..

Smita Srivastava said...

Looks so delicious !!!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

creamy rich and yum!

Srimathi said...

Will try your version next time.

chaitrali pathak said...

superb and drool worthy paneer makhanwala...my absolute favorite dish.....

PJ said...

oooh.. i have been waiting to see this recipe ever since I saw that tempting picture you posted on FB. looks delicious and a perfect comfort food indeed

NIDHYA said...

Rich and drool worthy dish.

Aaha Oho

jeyashrisuresh said...

very nice and different paneer recipe. looks great pari, nice stepwise pictures

Nitha said...

Yummy one.. love paneers...

G.Pavani said...

looks delicious..n creamy.

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