July 26, 2011

Paneer Potato Curry ~ Cottage cheese and Potato curry


What would be life without Paneer, I often wonder - a versatile ingredient that lends itself to soooo many dishes, without hogging the limelight itself ! Almost absent, yet present .. wondering if I continue thus, I might end writing an ode to Paneer :-) (chuckle!).

 
Today's dish  - Paneer Potato Curry came out beautifully, ably referenced with Nita Mehta's book - More Paneer dishes , and is an entry post to Blogging Marathon's Day 4 under the theme "Cookbook Recipes". I slightly modified the recipe by adding potatoes and it came out wonderfully along with Phulkas for dinner..

See what my fellow marathoners are upto here.


Also sending this to :

Priya's bookmarked recipes, Radhika's Subjis for Rotis along with my own event - Healthy Lunchbox Ideas - Paneer hosted by Jayashree.
 

Prep time : 10 mins. Cooking time : 10 mins. Serves : 3

Ingredients:

  • Paneer - 200 gm
  • Potatoes - 150 gm
  • Onions - 2 large (split use) - diced lengthwise
  • Tomatoes - 1 large
  • Cream - 2 TBSP (opt)
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 tBSP
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 TBSP (split use)
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Kitchen King Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • For masala paste: Garlic - 2 pods, ginger - 1 inch piece, cardamom - 1, cinnamon - 1/2 inch, green chilly - 2

Method:
1) In a skillet, heat 1 TBSP oil. Fry paneer cubes till golden brown. Reserve in a bowl of tepid water. Boil whole potatoes in slightly salted water. Peel and cube them the size of the paneer cubes.
2) Fry the onions in a TBSP of oil till golden brown with a pinch of sugar. Take half of these caramelised onions and grind it with the rest of the ingredients under "masala paste"
3) Add this paste back on the pan along with the remainind fried onions. Stir well on medium heat. Add turmeric, dry masala powders, salt and tomatoes and cook covered till tomatoes are mushy. You may add 1/4 cup water if required.
4) Once the mixture starts leaving oil, add the paneer and potatoes. Stir well. add in green coriander, kasuri methi and cook on simmer for 5 -6 more mins.
5) Finish with cream and serve hot with Rotis. If you are using milk instead of cream, make sure you add that before adding the paneer and stir in lightly on a low flame to prevent breaking. Both cream and milk made the dish more creamy.



15 comments:

  1. wow! sounds very flavorful!

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  2. looks perfect for rotis...

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  3. It looks so beautiful and delicious. I would really love this with some rice :)
    Tes
    http://tesathome.com

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  4. Oh yea paneer is indeed an incredible ingredient. Curry looks delicious.

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  5. u know your first line is somethg my daughter asks often (gee); anyways nice n hot looking dish

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  6. Delicious and flavourful...

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  7. Looks and sounds delicious. Paneer and potato- an ever winning combo.

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  8. Lovely combo, looks super delicious.

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  9. Yummy and flavorful1 I was almost about to make a similar dish today :)

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  10. My, what a tempting Paneer Curry! Love it!

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  11. Curry looks awesome, potatoes & paneer are our household favorites.

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  12. lovely combo..i love aloo as well as paneer

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  13. Curry looks tempting..Potato and paneer is a winning combination..
    Happy Blogging
    Rujuta
    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ok I love paneer in all forms!..:) looks very nice..

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