Thursday, September 18, 2014

Paneer Lababdar - Low calorie Sabji

This beautiful bright yellow paneer sabji gonna be your new favourite. Those succulent paneer pieces dipped in milky gravy will definately satiate your taste buds and pamper your senses.

I saw this recipe on the website of my recipe guru - Mrs. Tarla Dalal. When I first made this recipe, I tried a shortcut by using the paste of onion instead of chopped onions in step 1 so that i don't need to cool down the gravy and then blend it, but the taste was not that great. Next time i followed the original recipe procedure and churned the gravy after cooking onions and tomatoes and friends, speaking the truth, the taste of this gravy is really worth the effort!!

I've written the recipe the way i made it. I made slight changes and customized the seasoning and gravy to my own taste. For the source recipe, you can click here. To see my recipe just go on reading..

Ingredients :

Low Fat Paneer Cubes from 1 litre low-fat milk (approx 200gm)
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder (dhaniya powder) - 1 tsp
Onion (finely chopped) - 2
Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes (pureed) - 3
Turmeric powder (haldi) - 1/4 tsp
Corn flour - 1/2 tsp
Low Fat Milk (cold) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Procedure :

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Crackle the cumin seeds, then add coriander powder, red chili powder, kasoori methi and chopped onions.
  2. Saute the onions till light brown in colour. 
  3. Add pureed tomatoes, turmeric powder. Cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Take your pan off the fire, allow it to cool slightly and transfer the masala mixture to the mixer jar.
  5. Add 2 tbsp water and blend in the mixer to make a fine paste.
  6. Transfer this paste back to your non-stick pan.
  7. Add cornflour to the cold milk and mix properly.
  8. Add this cornflour-milk mixture to the non-stick pan.
  9. Mix well and cook on sim(lowest) flame for 7-8 min.
  10. Add paneer cubes, salt and sugar.
  11. Cook on sim(low) flame for another 3-4 min.
  12. Paneer Lababdar is ready. 
Suggested Garnish : Freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Best Accompaniment : Whole Wheat Chapati / Paratha


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