Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paneer Lazeez (Cottage Cheese in a tasty gravy)

I made this yummy paneer side dish that was well received . The recipe is courtesy an article in the foodfile section of Metroplus, The Hindu . I tweaked it a little to suit my taste buds--

  • Cottage Cheese (Paneer) - 250gms 
  • Bell Pepper - 1 
  • Onion - 1
  • TOmato - 1
  • Green Chillis (chopped ) - 3
  • Ginger (grated ) -  a small piece
  • Garlic (finely chopped ) - 4 to 5
  • Sour Cream or Thick curd - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder  - 1/2 tsp - to taste
  • Turmeric Powder  - 1/4 tsp
  • Chana Masala Powder - 1 tbsp 
  • Salt - tot taste
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves - for garnish

Keep the ingredients ready !

Soak the cottage cheese  in hot water for 10 minutes. This removes impurities if any  and them cube it to small pieces.

Heat butter in a pan and suate chopped onions along with ginger, garlic and green chillis. Once the onions turn translucent, add sliced capsicum and cook for a few minutes.

Add coriander, red chilli, turmeric and chana masala powder and saute till the spices merge with the mix.
I usually add Everest Chana Masala Powder, for this dish i used a home made chana  masala powder (recipe will be posted shortly) along with a little store bought powder

Add tomatoes and cook till oil separates. Now add thick curd and stir well

Add paneer, salt and mix till the cubes of paneer are well coated. Add little milk or water if the gravy is too thick. Let it simmer for a while and then garnish with coriander leaves.

This goes well with rotis, parathas, rice ! I served it with rice----


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  1. Really tasty the way you've prepared it...


  2. Ellerinize sağlık, çok leziz görünüyor.


  3. mouth watering paneer gravy priya.....

  4. Mouthwatering paneer dish..delicious gravy.

  5. Just the name sounds delicious and you made it look that way too :)

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  6. LOooks yummy and spicy priya..bookmarked dear

  7. I love the combination of paneer and all the spices, it looks so flavourful!

  8. Love paneer any day..Great dish!!


  9. Priya-Beautiful paneer...love the step-by-step directions photos too!

  10. Priya, you gotta invite me for lunch- loved your dishes especially the paneer looks flavorful! I bet sam must have gone bonkers eating this dish..

  11. the color looks awesome..is that sp coz of the tomatoes?

  12. 2Ian--- the tomatoes and the red chilli powder did the trick !

  13. looks lovely priya...am sure wd have tasted great too!!!


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