Friday, March 12, 2010

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji

Yay !! it's Friday and I am looking forward to weekend like always :) Have few fun things planned hopefully rain will not ruin it for us. Planning to watch Food 101, watched bits and part of it, seems like in your face kind of movie about food we eat especially in US, one thing that caught my attention right away is the emphasis in knowing where your food comes from, quality vs. quantity. Will update once I get to watch the movie without interruption and in whole.

Today's recipe is one of the most common recipe, more so in northern India I presume.As with any Indian recipe, this can be customized and tailored to ones preference of spices and flavor. So here goes my version.

1 Pack of Paneer (14 oz) cubed in about 1 inch
2 tomatoes cubes
1 red onion
1-2 tbsp ginger garlic paste (optional)
1 tbsp Kasoori Methi
1 tbsp Garam masala
1 tbsp dhania powder
1/2 tbsp amchur
1/2 tbsp chat powder (optional)
1/2 tbsp haldi/tumeric
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tbsp ketchup (add if you like your sabji to have sweet flavor)
Salt according to taste
1-2 tbsp of oil

1.Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, when hot add ginger garlic paste, kasoori methi,garam masala, dhania powder,haldi and mix well for few seconds.
2. Add chopped onions and saute for about a minute or two till onions turn golden and translucent.

3. Add chopped tomatoes and remaining ingredients.
4. Add cubed paneer and salt and mix well.
5. With a hand masher, mash paneer into small pieces being caution of not making a mush.
6. Add ketchup and about 1/4 glass of water, check for salt and cook covered for about 4-5 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander and serve.
Works well with roti's,naan and chapathis.
Happy weekend everyone !!!


Sarat Chandra Addepalli said...

Hey akka... Was that the same movie that was nominated for the Oscars in the documentary category? Should be very interesting, especially for the US populace.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Sreelu, after watching the movie you are sure to change your opinion of eat outs :). A a great weekend.

Sound Horn Please said...

Tried this at home tonight- Came out excellently :)

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