Hello all ! I know I know, whenever I write something here other than recipes, I will have some happy news to share with you all! It is no different this time too. Many of you might already know that I am a food columnist for Malayali Magazine, the first North American life style print magazine catering to the needs of the American Malayali. And those who check my Facebook page might have seen it too !
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Paneer do Pyaaza Recipe
Ingredients (Serves 4)
Recipe Source – Vahrehvah.com
1. Paneer – 250 gm
2. Oil – 2 tbsp
3. Shahi jeera – 1 pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 pinch
4. Onion – 1.5 – 2 cups, finely chopped
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp
Green chilies – 2, diagonally sliced
6. Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
7. Tomato – 1 small, cubed
Bell pepper – 1/4 cup, cubed
8. Hot water – 3/4 cup
9. Onion – 1/2 cup, cut into large cubes
Kasoori methi – 1 tsp
10. Roasted cashews – 8 – 10, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle/mixie or coffee grinder
11. Fresh cream / half and half or whole milk – 3 tbsp (optional)
12. Cilantro – To garnish
1. Grind tomato and bell pepper to a paste. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan at medium heat. Splutter shahi jeera and cumin seeds. Next add finely chopped onion and turmeric powder. Saute for 5 – 6 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste, sliced green chilies and cook for 1 minute. Bring down the heat. Add chilly powder and coriander powder. Saute until raw smell leaves. Add ground tomato and bell pepper. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes until oil separates. Add 3/4 cup hot water. Bring to a boil. Add large onion cubes and kasoori methi. Cook for 2 minutes. Add paneer pieces, powdered cashews and mix well. Cook for a few minutes. Add fresh cream and mix well. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with chapathis/ pulav etc.
Here are my recipes (Varutharacha chicken curry with kozhukkatta ularthiyathu) published in July edition..