Monday, January 30, 2012

Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Simmered in Tomato Gravy (No Onion- Garlic/Saatvik)

North Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Simmered in Tomato Based Gravy (No Onion- Garlic/Saatvik)
Serves 2

Coriander Seeds (Sabut Dhaniya)- 1 Tsp.
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 1 Tbsp.
Fennel Seeds (Saunf)- ½ Tsp.
Tomatoes- 2 No’s,
Ripe Pureed
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)- ¼  Tsp.
Red Chilli Powder- ½ Tsp.
Cottage Cheese (Paneer)- 200 Grams (Usually 1 Packet), Cut into 1 Inch Cubes
Salt- To Taste
Fresh Coriander Leaves- 1- ½ Tbsp.

Roughly crush Coriander Seeds in a Mortar Pestle/Grinder

Heat Oil & Add Coriander-Fennel Seeds & Saute
Add the Fresh Tomato Puree, Haldi, Red Chilli Powder, Mix Well
Stir till Oil Surfaces out of the Gravy
Add ½ Cup of Hot Water, Salt & Let the Gravy Simmer
Add the Paneer Gradually in the Gravy
Cover & Cook on Low Flame for about 8-10 Minutes
Serve Hot with Phulka, Fresh Green Chillies & Set Curd for a Dhaba Experience! 

Can Add 1-½ Tsp. of Chopped Spring/Green Onions for Garnishing 
For all the Health Conscious People, in case the Paneer is used fresh without slightly frying, make sure to keep a check on it so that it Stays Firm & doesn’t crumble

Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)

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