Saturday, 22 August 2015

Paneer Bhurji


Ingredients :

Paneer  - 200gms
Onion  - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Tomato  -2 medium (chopped)
Green chilli  -2
Ginger garlic paste  _1tsp
Turmeric powder  - 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder  -1/4tsp
Cumin seeds  _1/2tsp
Oil or Butter  -2tsp

Procedure : 

1. Crumble the paneer and keep aside.
2. Heat oil or butter in a pan
3. Add cumin seeds first,after they get browned, add onions.when the onions become translucent add     ginger garlic paste and chopped green chillies
4. Then add tomatoes and cook till they become soft. you can add a pinch of salt,so that the tomatoes       get cooked faster.
5. Now add all the dry spice powders,turmeric,red chilli powder,garam masala powder.
6. Stir the spice powders
7. Then add the crumbled paneer and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
8. Don't cook the paneer for a long time as they harden and loose their softness.
9. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves to paneer bhurji and mix.
10 Serve paneer bhurji with roti,chapati,pulka,or naan.

Paneer Masala Curry



paneer  -  200gms
onion  - 1 Large
capsicum  - 1
tomatoes  - 3
ginger garlic paste  1tsp
green chilli   -2
coriander powder  - 1tsp
caram seeds
red chilli powder 1/2 tspb
butter   - 2tsp
kasuri methi  - 1/2tsp
salt as required
few chopped coriander leaves

Finely chop the onions, green chilli, tomatoes and capsicum.add the chopped tomatoes in a blender      and make a smooth purée.
Chop the paneer in 1/2 inch cubes. melt butter on a skillet or tawa,add the caram seeds and fry them    for few seconds add the onions and sauté till translucent.
Add the ginger garlic paste,green chillies capsicum and sauté for about 3 minutes,then add the red  chilli powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
Stir about a minute,then add the tomato purée and salt.
 stir well and saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and masala has thickened a bit.
This takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low flame. if the tomato masala looks dry then add 2 or3 tsp  water and continue to saute.
Add the paneer cubes and stir well,so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.
Cook the paneer for 1 to2 minutes, then add the crushed kasuri methi stir well and switch off the  flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves

Serve with chapati,pulka, naan or bread.