Thursday 26 August 2010

Bohri Paneer and Stuffed Onion Kulcha

Hi again!
Continuing to post the recipes of my Rakhi preparations I share today two extremely tasty recipes. Bohri Paneer and Stuffed Onion Kulcha. The two together make an excellent combo. My kids loved the mild cottage cheese gravy with the amazingly soft kulchas.
I had seen the  Bohri ( a Muslim community from Gujarat) preparation in a cookery show and it originally is a non-veg preparation so non vegetarians can try their version. I personally liked the ingredients going into it and thought that the mix will surely taste good and hence attempted  trying it with cottage cheese (paneer) and I must say it’s worth trying and tastes good. The preparation is surely rich and creamy and high on calories but perfect for festive occasion or a celebratory lunch/dinner. The recipe does not need many ingredients and has a subtle taste, I am sure all kids would love it,  just like my kids did.
During our stay in Goa we used to visit Fidalgo on 18th June road in Panjim and I used to love their onion kulcha. My love for kulchas surely had begun there. I would prefer a kulcha over the Naan any day. I just love this soft Indian bread, it’s truly amazing!!! Ever since then I had been wanting to try it and I do not know why I never tried it till now. Glad I did as we fell in love with it. I tried making it on the griddle as well as baking it and either way it was successful and tasted superb. The Kulcha by itself can also be eaten as it is soft, stuffed and is quite flavorful.
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Ingredients for Bohri Paneer
400 gms cottage cheese cubed
2 onions chopped
5-6 garlic pods
3-4 green chilies
1/4 tsp white pepper (optional)
an inch of ginger chopped
about 1/2 cup curds
15 almonds blanched
5-6 tbsp coriander
a small handful of mint leaves
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
and ghee/clarified butter for cooking
Method for Cooking Bohri Paneer
Heat a tsp of oil and saute the onions followed by the ginger and garlic. Cool it.
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Grind together the blanched almonds, green chilies, coriander, mint, curds and the cooled onion mix.
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Marinate the cubed paneer in the ground paste with some salt for half an hour.
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Heat some ghee in a pan and add the paneer (cottage cheese) and cook well till the paste coats the paneer nicely then add some garam masala to it.
Now add the milk followed by the cream. Bring it to a boil and switch off the flame else the cream curdles.
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Ingredients For the Kulcha Dough
3 cups APF
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
about 1/4 cup curds
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil
ghee or butter for application
some APF for rolling
For the onion stuffing
onions finely chopped
some cilantro chopped
2 chilies finely chopped
a tsp of caraway seeds (shahjeera)
a little salt
Method for the Kulcha dough
Mix all the ingredients of the dough except the oil and ghee and knead a firm but soft dough and cover it with a damp cloth for 10 mins.
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After 10 mins knead the dough again with the oil and let it to rest for an hour.
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Take a small dumpling of the dough and using some APF roll it. Put the stuffing in it, spread, press it and spread a little flour over it. I realised  after making a few kulchas that pressing the onions helps as they do not come out while rolling.
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Fold it from the edges again and make a ball then roll it into a 6”-7” disc using APF.
Now either you bake it at 250C or cook on the griddle, either way they turned out well, and you get soft and fluffy kulchas. Finally smear it with some butter or ghee and serve hot.
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The combo together.
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Sending it to
Let's Relish: Paneer and Show Me Your Curries events.

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Pavani said...

looks yummy n creamy n mouthwatering recipe..

chef and her kitchen said...

lol..The combo looks so inviting.....very yummy

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

both the dishes look delicious and mouth watering !! worth a try soon !!

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. looks soo delicious and tempting.. thanks for sharing !!

NIDHYA said...

Paneer looks rich, creamy & very tempting. Also i have an award waiting for you in my blog.

Indian Khana said...

Looks super delicious Pari the bohri paneer..yum

Guna's kitchen said...

paneer luks thicks and creamy.. very unique recipe ...luks so delicious and beautifully clicked..

Unknown said...

Great recipe pari..sounds yum!!bookmarked!! will try for sure..:)

Suman Singh said...

both the dishes looks tempting and delicious..thanks for sharing such unique recipe..

Unknown said...

Both the dishes look yum!! Never tasted bohri paneer before, loved its recipe..and I would love to try onion kulcha sometime..Bookmarked!!

aipi said...

What a delicious combo dear.very very tempting!!:)

Krishnaveni said...

onion kulcha is my fav, perfectly done, looks great with paneer

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...wat a fantastic recipe with detailed spks its taste...hats off dear.

Madhavi said...

OMG super duper delicious post pari :)) Bohri Paneer looks creamy, and kucha oh kya baat hai :))) Keep rocking gal :))

Madhavi said...

Hey Did you get my entry for the 'Kids Delight'??

Deepa said...

such a creamy affair..looks super delicious..

Priya Suresh said...

Woww both looks irresistible, bohri paneer makes me drool..very tempting..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

delicious,tempting n simply lip smacking dishes always love step by step pics...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Fabulous! But that looks like a lot of work!

Sailaja Damodaran said... the white gravy.

Satya said...

wow what a delicious combo dear ...drooling here..bookmarked ur recipe ...yummy


Panchpakwan said...

Lovely combo..looks so delicious.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wow that looks so good !!! Very tempting dishes !!

Unknown said...

Wow, that is such a lovely, creamy, rich paneer preparation. I am drooling just by looking at it and onion kulchas are always my favorite.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious meal

Suji said...

Wow wow wow..Both the kulcha and paneer curry looks mouthwatering...Pari great job dear..

sonu said...

wow !wow ! paneer looks so inviting..using almond is nice idea..and loved the combo ,im sure it must have been tasted divine !

Anonymous said...

wow and simply more wow..i appreciate ur patience to make all these dishes..i wish I can be this way...the bori paneer looks rich and the kulcha is just perfect

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so great!

Khaugiri said...

Lovely combo...have to try this now...

Sushma Mallya said...

Very tempting esp the kulcha...lovely combo ..

Raks said...

Both together looks awesome,love the colour especially of the paneer dish,bored of the usual orange butter paneer gravy!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

i was so impressed by the paneer dish.looks very rich and a different one witout tomatoes too.with onion kulcha no doubt it will taste very yum

notyet100 said...

combo looks delicious,..

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Sanjeeta kk said...

Beautiful combo, love to try both the recipes.

sangeeta said...

While the onion kulcha is a favorite n made occasionally , this combination definitely looks festive.

Nice presentation too !!

Fathima said...

never tasted or heard about bohri paneer... def looks creamy and inviting!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make a similar dish but use sour cream instead of curds....does taste lovely isint it? Love the kulcha too, something I havent tried it as yet!

Sadhana Valentina said...

Hello dear. Delicious and tasty recipe. U have nice collection of recipes. I'm adding u to my blog list :-)

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Wonderful combo and a lovely paneer side dish with a different colour.Following you Visit my blog when time permits.

Unknown said...

indeed very new....yummy!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Kulcha looks awesome and I love the way its paired with Bohri panneer!!! Awesome combo!!!

Bergamot said...

the bohri paneer looks nice & creamy The naan goes well with it

Rachana said...

What a delicious combo! Loved the recipes, Pari :-)

chaitrali pathak said...

Fabulous looking curry and lovely looking kulcha......thanks ...lovely entry

Rajani said...

excellent recipe... naan and paneer look delicious.


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