Monday, September 23, 2013

Dahi Paneer or Paneer Cooked in Yogurt Gravy

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is an important dish at my place or I can say Paneer is a best substitute for non-veg dishes. I love to cook paneer in different ways so that he likes to eat otherwise he only loves Palak Paneer. Few days back in a cookery show I saw a nice paneer dish and that is DAHI PANEER - Paneer cooked with lots of whole spices in yogurt gravy. The taste is really different than any other Paneer dish.

I made this dish in his birthday and he liked it so much and I am really happy for that. I love to add potato in few of the paneer dishes. After I finished cooking somehow I felt if I added potato also this dish would become more tasty. 

1.Paneer: 100 gm.
2.One small cup of curd.
3.Two table spoon besan or gram flour.
4.One small piece of tomato.
5.One inch ginger.
6.One green chili.
7.Turmeric powder, Red chili powder, Cumin powder:1/2 tea spoon of each item.
8.Few cumin seeds, Few fenugreek seeds, Few ajwain, Few fennel seeds, Few mustard seeds.
9.Pinch of garam masala.
9.Salt and sugar as per taste.
10.Sunflower oil for cooking.


Cut the paneer in cube size pieces.

Now add some oil in a vessel lets it become hot now add the paneer pieces and fry for some time and remove it from the vessel and keep it aside.

Add the besan into the curd and mix it nicely and keep it aside. Make a paste with ginger tomato pieces and green chili.

Now add some more oil into the vessel and slowly add all the whole spices (no 8) and allow them to start leaving the smell.

Now add the ginger tomato paste into the vessel and stir for some time. Now add all the spices powder with some salt and sugar and mix well. Cook till the oil come out from the masala.

Now add the curd and besan mixture into the vessel and mix well, cook for a minute.

Now add enough water and the fried paneer pieces and cook with a lid for 5 to 6 mints.

Now remove your DAHI PANEER from heat, now its ready to  serve. Perfect with Roti Paratha or any kind of rice, simple and tasty.