We have reached the last day of the Blogging Marathon. I have been posting under the theme Currys in Hurry. It was a great experience, a bit of challenge actually, with my naughty lil ones around, to post every day for a week. I am happy that I could complete the marathon without any hiccups. I wanted to post something special for the last day. So the main ingredient of today’s post is kiddos and my favorite Paneer.
For vegetarians to cook some special meal would definitely include Paneer. Paneer is such a versatile ingredient that you can whip up anything from a starter, main course to a dessert. I guess that’s what makes it so special.
Mutter Paneer is generally made in tomato gravy. This is a different recipe where the paneer pieces are simmered in a mildly spiced onion cashew and yoghurt. It tastes great with warm rotis and even with flavored rice. I have adapted this recipe from Tarla Dalal’s Cookbook. Though the list of ingredients seems to be very long, but the recipe is very simple and tastes amazing.
What you’ll need (Serves – 4)
1. Paneer – 250 gms cubed
2. Green Peas – 1 cup boiled
3. Onions – 4 big
4. Cashew nuts – 1 tbsp
5. Grated Ginger – 1/2 tsp
6. Slit Green Chillies – 2 to 3
7. Yogurt – 1 cup
8. Cardamom – 2
9. Cloves – 2
10. Cinnamon – 1 small piece
11. Bay leaf – 1
12. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
13. Dhaniya Powder – 1 tsp
14. Salt to taste
15. Sugar – 1 pinch
Chop onions. Now boil onions, ginger and cashewnuts with some water. Cool and grind it to a smooth paste. Heat a Kadai with a tsp of oil. Saute the cubed paneer pieces till they turn slightly golden. Keep aside. Add about 2 tsps of oil. Season with Cumin seeds and all the whole garam masalas. Next add the ground paste, slit green chillies and sauté for a few minutes. Now add dhaniya powder and sauté for another minute. Whisk the yoghurt well and pour it into the gravy. Add salt and cook on slow flame till oil separates. Now add the paneer pieces, boiled peas and a pinch of sugar. Simmer for 2 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.
If you’ve missed out any of my previous recipes under “Curry in Hurry” do check them out here:
1. Vegetable Sagu
3. Corn Capsicum Paneer Masala
4. Podalangai Poricha Kootu
5. Palak Babycorn Masala
6. Pachha Papaya Thoran
Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli