07.20.11

Microwave Paneer

Ingredients:

200g Paneer – cut in 1/2″ cubes
1 capsicum-cut into thin long strips
2 tbsp. oil
5-6 flakes garlic – crushed
2 tbsp. ready made tomato puree
1/2 tsp sugar & garam masala
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp dhania powder
Salt to taste
Preparation:
  • In a small frying pan, add oil and garlic and as soon as the oil is hot, add the tomato puree, salt, sugar, red chilli powder, dhania and garam masala.
  • Mix well. Add capsicum and sautee for one minute.
  • Now add the cottage cheese mix well and mocrowave high uncovered for 3 minutes and serve hot.

07.19.11

Matar Paneer Recipe

Ingredients:
450gms /1lb shelled Mutter (green peas)
250gms / 1/2lb Paneer
2 medium onions (chopped)
6 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 green chilies (chopped)
250gms / 1/2 lb tomatoes (peeled and sliced)
Salt To Taste
1cup curd / plain yogurt
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander seeds
4 bay leaves
2 cups water
1/2 cup ghee / vegetable oil
To Garnish :
Garam masala powder
Chopped coriander leaves
Preparation:
  • Make a paste by grinding together half the onions, the garlic and coriander seeds.
  • Heat the ghee in a frying pan and cut the paneer into 2.5-cm/1-inch cubes. Fry the paneer to a light brown and remove to drain on a plate.
  • Add the remaining onion and the ginger to the ghee / oil in a pan and add the bay leaves and fry until the onion is golden brown.
  • Add the turmeric and the paste mixture and fry until the ghee starts to separate.
  • Add the paneer and mutter (peas) along with the yogurt, chili, tomato and salt. Stir for 5-6 minutes over low heat.
  • Pour in the water and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Serve the matar paneer sprinkled with garam masala and coriander.

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