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Potato-paneer-peas curry

All North Indian dishes like aloo palak, dal makhani, sarson-ki-saag are very foreign to me. After hopping blog after blog of different cuisines I finally dwelled to try out my lighter and drier version of paneer-aloo-mutter. For this I made the paneer at home from 2% milk. Making paneer at home is a breeze.
1. Heat 2% milk until it bubbles
2. Squeeze 2 to 3 tbl of lemon juice and let the milk separate
3. drain all the liquid and collect the solids through a cheese cloth and hang it for 8 hours and cut into cubes

  • 1. Saute a cup of paneer cubes in a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan
  • 2. Remove the cubes, add another tablespoon of oil and add cumin
  • 3. Saute cumin until aroma comes for a minute. Add two pods of garlic grated and half an inch of ginger root also grated.
  • 4. Add finely chopped half a medium sized onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add two small potatoes chopped into half inch cubes
  • 5. Make a puree of two tomatoes and add to the onion-potato mixture
  • 6. Add a tsp of garam masala, two teaspoons of chilli powder. Add salt to taste. Close with lid and allow to cook for 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender
  • 7. Add fistful of frozen peas , paneer cubes and continue to cook for a minute. Add finely chopped coriander/cilantro.
Quarter cup cream can also be stirred in to get the restaurant taste. Since the paneer cubes will not be as hard as the wholemilk paneer I added them towards the end.

curdled paneer ready to be strained

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January 13, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

10 Comments »

  1. Delicious looking dish….Perfect combo…

    Comment by Maheswari | January 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. Happy Pngal Revs!:))

    Thank you so much step by step Paneer making method.I tried once but was crumbly.I will try hanging the Paneer whole night next time.Dish looks perfect!Enjoy…

    Comment by Asha | January 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Happy Pongal Revathi.
    Looks very healthy.

    Comment by Rashmi | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Revathi,

    That was really a awesome receipe from you.By the way i want to share one with you, as how your mom does even my mom does the same like after making muttonfry.prawncurry…
    She mixes the cooked rice and give all of us as urundhai.I was suprised after eading i think most of our homes follow the same style…illanga?

    Comment by USHA | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  5. So u started making paneer at home. I don’t like the store bought ones but am too absent minded to monitor the paneer for 8 hrs!One variation to ur recipe. try sauteing the paneer lightly before adding, it really tastes good.

    Comment by Mallugirl | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  6. Happy Pongal Revathi. This looks so colourful. Nice photo. Viji

    Comment by Vcuisine | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  7. Great pic ! Lovely combination of potato and paneer!

    Comment by Lakshmiammal | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  8. Happy Pongal Revathi!

    Comment by Sumitha | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  9. Hi Revathi, came by from your comment on my blog. Potato paneer peas looks wonderful! I will definitely try this one, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Comment by Linda | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  10. Hi Revathi ,
    Nice dish wiht potato and paneer.
    Since you send me this as entry i just got confused with it.As vegetable fo the Week -was Tomato when you sent this.
    is this some wrong link you sent to me, or I am mistaken somewhere ?
    Happy pongal .
    -Pooja

    Comment by Pooja | January 16, 2007 | Reply


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