Sunday, 15 June 2014

SHAHI PANEER


As the name suggests this is a recipe that was extensively used by the royals in India. The rich creamy curry is  made with fresh cubes of cottage cheese. Its an all time favourite for vegetarians and very popular in restaurants.


Preparation Time 30 mins

Serves 2 to 3


INGREDIENTS

Paneer (cottage cheese) 200gms
Onion 1 medium
Green Chilly 1slit
Tomatoes 3 medium sized
Ginger 2 inch Piece
Garlic Clove 2
Water half cup
Green Cardamom 2
Butter 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar a pinch
Red Chilly Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala 1/4 teaspoon.
3 tbsp Cream or Milk (1 cup)
Kastoori Methi (Optional)
Chopped fresh coriander for garnish.



METHOD

Roughly chop the onions and tomatoes. In a cooker add the chopped onion, tomatoes, green Chilly, ginger, garlic and cardamom and half cup of water.

Pressure cook for 10 minutes, then open the cooker and blend all the ingredients to a puree. Then strain this gravy through a sieve.

In another pan add butter and this gravy bring to a boil, simmer and add red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, sugar and salt. After 5 minutes add 2 tablespoons of Cream or Milk and simmer and cook for another 5 minutes. Your curry is ready now.

Add the paneer just before serving and heat for 2 -3 minutes. Add Kastoori Methi.Serve hot with Roti, Naan or Lachha Paratha.

TIP - If using frozen Paneer, after defrosting, put paneer in boiling water for about 10 mins.This will make it soft.

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