Paneer Kalimirch & The Giveaway Winner

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bangalore has been quite cold since a couple of months. It hasn't rained much here but there are dark clouds & chill air. Just the kind of weather where you want to stay indoors & drinks loads of Chai 

I made a lovely gravy with Paneer & fresh green peas the other day. Its straight out of Tarla Dalal's cookbook & I loved it. It can be made in about 20 mins flat plus, it works great if you are bored of the regular Onion-Tomato based gravies

Paneer Kalimirch

You Will Need:

  • 1 block of Paneer
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas - Fresh/Frozen
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste

To Grind:
  • 1 large onion
  • 10-12 cashews
  • 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 ' piece of ginger

How To:

Cut paneer into cubes & dunk them into salted warm water for about 10 mins. Drain & set aside. Meanwhile, In a mixer/blender, grind all the ingredients mentioned in the 'To Grind' list into a smooth paste adding very little water

If using fresh green peas, cook them & set aside

In a Kadhai, heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds. Add the ground paste & saute for about 5 mins till the raw smell disappears. Add green peas, Paneer, Milk, Salt, Garam Masala, some water & bring it to a gentle boil. Keep stirring at regular intervals. 

Simmer for about 10 mins. You may want to adjust the consistency of the gravy bu adding some milk or water as the gravy is simmering away. Turn off the stove & transfer to a serving bowl. Add some crushed black pepper if you can handle the heat & Serve Warm with some Phulkas, Naan or with some flavoured Rice. 

Better late than Never :) The Winner of Giveaway is Prathiba Garre. Congratulations Pratibha. You win yourself a copy of Mini Cakes by Joanna Farrow. Hope to get in touch with you soon.

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