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Akbari Paneer (1)

 

 

This is a rich and tangy dish that is easy to make.it goes well with rice or Naan.

Ingredients

  1. Paneer(grated) – 250 gms
  2. Onion(medium,cut into long thin pieces) – 2
  3. Bell pepper/Capsicum – 1
  4. Ginger(cut into long thin pieces) – 1 “ piece
  5. Garlic (cut into long thin pieces) – 8
  6. Cardamom pods – 3
  7. Cashewnuts – 1/2 oz
  8. Cinnamon –1”piece
  9. Ghee – 4 tbsp
  10. Tomatoes(medium) – 3
  11. Red chilly powder – 1tsp
  12. Milk – 2 cups
  13. Salt
  14. Coriander leaves
  15. Fresh cream – to garnish

Akbari Paneer (3)

Akbari Paneer (2)

Preparation

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add onion,ginger,garlic,cinnamon and cardamom.
  2. Fry till the onions turn brown in color.
  3. remove from fire. Blend the above mix in a blender along with tomato to a puree.
  4. Fry the paste in ghee again for 5 minutes.
  5. Add salt to taste,diced capsicum,cashewnut pieces and chili powder.
  6. Add grated paneer and fry for 3 minutes.
  7. Add milk to ti and cook till gravy becomes thick.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and a drizzle of fresh cream.
  9. serve hot with rice or Naan.

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Posted by prajusha Tagged with: , ,
Sep 252013

Aviyal is a popular traditional dish in Kerala cuisine and no sadhya is complete without aviyal. It is commonly prepared with vegetables like beans,yam,plantain,drumstick,carrot. But this is a different type of aviyal prepared using paneer,carrot and beans in a coconut – curd mix.

Paneer Aviyal

Ingredients

  1. Readymade Paneer (cut lengthwise) –100gms
  2. French Beans (cut lengthwise) – 1/2 cup
  3. Carrot(cut lengthwise) – 1
  4. Green Chilly – 2
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Curd(sour) – 1/2 cup
  8. Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
  9. Coconut oil
  10. Curry leaves
  11. Salt

Paneer Aviyal

Preparation

  1. Cut paneer,beans and carrot lengthwise.
  2. Heat a pan. Boil the vegetables with turmeric powder,chilly powder and salt.
  3. Grind grated coconut with green chilly,curry leaves into a coarse paste.
  4. Once the vegetables are cooked, add paneer to it. Let paneer cook for 2 more minutes.Add curd to it and stir well.Take care not to break paneer pieces while stirring.
  5. Add coconut mix to it and mix well.Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove from fire.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil mixed with1 tsp of water to it.
  8. Garnish with curry leaves.
  9. If you want ,you can substitute curd with raw mango.
  10. Paneer Aviyal ready to serve with Rice.

Paneer Aviyal

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Posted by prajusha Tagged with: ,
Nov 292012

This is a chettinad style  paneer curry prepared using spicy and aromatic masala.This goes well with rice or roti.

 

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Ingredients

  1. Paneer – 200 gms
  2. Onion(chopped,medium) – 1
  3. Grated Coconut –  1/2 cup
  4. Peppercorns –  6
  5. Garlic  – 2
  6. Cardamom –1
  7. Clove – 2
  8. Cinnamon stick –1/4” piece
  9. Cumin seeds –1/4 tsp
  10. Coriander seeds –1 tsp
  11. Fenugreek seeds(uluva) – 1/4 tsp
  12. Fennel seeds(perumjeerakam) – 1/2 tsp
  13. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  14. Red Chilly powder – 1  tsp
  15. Salt
  16. Oil
  17. Coriander leaves – to garnish

 

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Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry paneer cubes till light brown.Soak fried paneer  in cold water to keep  soft.otherwise it will be hard after frying.
  2. Roast grated coconut,peppercorns,garlic(chopped),cloves,cardamom,fennel seeds,cinnamon stick,cumin seeds,coriander seeds,fenugreek seeds.Once aroma comes, add red chilly powder and stir well.
  3. Immediately remove from fire to avoid burning.Let it cool and grind it to a fine paste adding little amount of water..
  4. Heat oil in a pan.Saute chopped onions till light brown.
  5. Add the masala paste to it.Add salt to it.Stir well and once the oil clears,add  1/2 cup of water and cook.
  6. Once it starts to boil,add fried paneer cubes to it and mix.cover and cook for 2 minutes to get mixed  with the masala
  7. Remove from fire.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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