Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentines Paneer

This dish is just perfect for your valentines day main course. Cook it and just wait to see that sweet smile on your valentine's face when he/she catches the first glance of your special preparation for the day :)

The added advantage of this paneer sabji is that its gravy is prepared using buttermilk i.e. its a low calorie recipe so you can have it without any guilt :D

Ingredients :

Onion (medium size) - 1
Tomato (medium size) - 2
Paneer (cottage cheese) - 200 gm
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Shahi Paneer Masala - 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Lal Mirch Powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Buttermilk - 1 Glass
Cornflour - 1/2 tsp (dissolved in 1/4 cup of water)
Oil - 2 tbsp

Procedure : 

  1. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to get 6-7 heart shaped paneer pieces. If the pieces are too thick, slice them horizontally too.
  2. Heat a non-stick kadhai/wok. Drizzle a few drops of oil and saute the paneer pieces till they get golden-red on both the sides. Remove from pan and keep aside.
  3. Roughly chop onions and boil it (or microwave high for 4 min with 2 tbsp water).
  4. Cool and blend in a mixer to get a paste.
  5. In the same wok, heat 1 tbsp oil and add the boiled onion paste.
  6. Keep stirring. After 2 min add the pureed tomatoes to the wok.
  7. Add all the spices. Cook till the masala mixture leaves oil on the sides of wok.
  8. Add the cornflour paste and buttermilk. Stir well. Simmer the flame and cook for 5 min.
  9. Add the paneer pieces and cook for another 3 min on sim flame.
  10. Valentines Paneer dish is ready to serve!
Serve it hot with roti/paratha/naan.

Note : Do not cook on high flame after adding the buttermilk as it may curdle.

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