Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Paneer Makhani


Have been wanting to make a post more often, in fact, everyday was my initial plan. However, keep slipping on that due to some reason or the other. Right now it is moving residence in the next few days that has taken precedence. There are so many things to be done around the house. Moving in a couple of days and then going to the new place and settling down in the new house I think is going to keep me away from blogging for some time. However, will try to be around for as long as I can juggle between home and cooking for my blog.

Sorting out things especially books,papers and yes, clothes seems to be an unending task. My hubby is always left wondering as to why I keep complaining that there are so many clothes to be sorted through. Why wondering? must be what you are thinking about right now. That's because he is really not able to understand me when it comes to clothes. With a cupboard full of clothes and complaining to have spend so much time getting them sorted I still end up telling him that I really don't have anything nice to wear when I have to go out somewhere. Guess this is one thing that will remain a mystery for him throughout, that's probably why they say "Men are from Mars and Women from Venus".

I have been spending some time surfing and have come across several of these delicious curries on various blogs and they all go to Srivalli's curry mela.

Just couldn't resist it and so had to make this post. This Paneer Makhani goes out to you Srivalli...great theme...great idea yummy rotis and now curry to go with it. I know now just where to look on a day when I run out of ideas for dinner.

This also goes to the "Eat Healthy- Protein rich" event. It is such a wonderful theme, a great way to eat healthy and experimenting with a variety of nutritious ingredients.




Ingredients
Paneer- 200 gms
Butter- 1 to 3 tbsp (as per your choice)
Tomato puree- of 2 tomatoes
Onions- 1 (big, finely chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1 tsp (not heaped)
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves -1 tbsp
Cashew-8 to 10 (soaked in hot water and made a paste in the mixer)
Garam masala powder- ½ to 1 tsp according to taste
Fresh coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Sugar-1/2 tsp

Method:
Take a pan and add the oil and a tbsp of butter, chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste. Saute. When the onions turn transparent, add the puree of 2 tomatoes. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add salt, chilli powder (you could even use kashmiri chilli powder as it would add more color to your dish), kasuri methi and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the chaat masala and 1 tsp of freshly chopped coriander leaves. Add the cashew paste and let it cook for a two to three minutes.

Add the paneer pieces. Add half cup of water and cover and cook till paneer is done. Open and add the garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with any of the Indian breads or even rice.

There have been a number of awards that have been showered on me by friends in the blogging world. Thank you for thinking of me makes me feel really good. Will soon make a post exclusively for that:)Thanks to all of you who have been sending in their entries for the Paneer event...looking forward to more such delicious entries.

19 comments:

Cham said...

I had the same paneer today for dinner, looks yummy :)

Priti said...

Paneer makhani looks lovely..I just love anything with paneer and this looks great

Andhra Flavors said...

paneer makhani name itself yummy.

Shreya said...

Nice recipe:-)

Sireesha said...

Love Paneer made any way ....Paneer makhani looks yummy and delicious......I am felling hungry now...

ranji said...

paneer makhani looks delicious..i know shifting houses is a big task..so many things to take care of..best of luck..:)

A&N said...

I LOVE paneer and this sounds restaurant-like :)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

i love paneer, and gotta make it some time soon!! beautiful, vandana! arent u gonna send it to ur own event? ;-)

Medhaa said...

Love paneer makhani, yours looks yumm

KALVA said...

We love this dihs.. our fav in ppaneer dihes

Madhavi said...

Oh makhani looks awesome, mouthwatering!!!!

Vanamala said...

My fav ... love the recipe

Suma Rajesh said...

my fav gravy..its has become perfect good...

Bhawana said...

I like paneer recipes but never tried. Looks mouth watering dear. good one.

LG said...

yummo! That bowl of paneer looks delish..

Srivalli said...

thanks for the lovely entry!

Sagari said...

butter panner looks so rich vandana

ranji said...

vandana i have just sent u my paneer entry..i hope u got it ...

Aartee said...

Hi Vandana.... paneer makhani looks yummy :) just like my mom's