RAINY SEASON SPECIAL RECIPE

RAINY SEASON SPECIAL RECIPE
Kanda Bhaji

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Paneer Pahadi Masala!

PANEER PAHADI MASALA
Ingredients:
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 inch stick
  • Black Pepper- 4-5
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Cream 1 tbsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp

 
For the marinade:
  • Paneer cubes – 500 gms 
  • Turmeric powder  1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd – 1/2 cup, whisked


For the masala:

  • Coriander powder  ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Fennel Seeds 1 tsp (Saunf)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Spring Onion – 4-5 strands
  • Spinach Leaves- 5-6
  • Coriander leaves- ½ cup
  • Green chilies – 2-3
  • Mint leaves- 4-5
  • Ginger  1 tsp
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves

 Method:
  1. Grind all the Masala ingredients in a blender, adding little water to make a fine paste.
  2. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add some Green Paste from blender to the marinate. Mix Well until evenly coated.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan add all khada masala to it (Cardamom, Bay leaf, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, and Cloves)                                  
  5. Add the ground masala and stir-fry until it turns dark green
  6. Add Garam Masala to it. Mix Well.                     
  7. Add a little water and simmer for a minute, stirring vigorously.
  8. Add the marinated paneer pieces and salt.
  9. Increase flame to high and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or till the paneer is coated with the masala.
  10. Simmer till the Paneer is tender and oil starts to rise to the top.
  11. Add cream to it.                                                    
  12. Stir well and remove to a serving bowl, garnish with cream on top.
  13. Serve hot!