Sunday, 19 January 2014

Coco Paneer

Paneer in itself is very versatile and, when combined with interesting ingredients, can create beautiful and delicious dishes. Today's dish is a recreation of one of Tarla Dalal's recipes for Paneer in coconut milk gravy. Apart from its interesting taste, the other thing that truly amazed me was the ease with which it can be prepared. In less than 20 minutes, you are ready to serve a meal! Now, isn't that wonderful? Team it up with some yummy jeera rice and you will be a happy person.

250 gms paneer, cut into cubes
2 cups coconut milk
3 tsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 medium onions, chopped
1 inch piece ginger, chopped
4-5 green chillies
Lots of coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer pieces till golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep aside. In a blender, make a paste with the onions, ginger, and green chillies without adding any water. 
In the same oil where you fried the paneer pieces, add additional oil if required and crackle the cumin seeds. Now add the prepared paste and fry for 2-3 minutes until the raw smell disappears. Add salt as per taste. Pour the coconut milk and the cornflour mixture and mix well. Bring it to a boil and add the paneer cubes. Simmer for 2 minutes and add fresh coriander leaves. Give it a stir and remove from heat. Serve hot with some jeera rice or neer dosa and enjoy this interesting and delicious paneer recipe.

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