Monday, 27 April 2015

Reshmi Paneer Masala / Reshmi Paneer Recipe


Reshmi Paneer is a delicious curry made with cottage cheese  and cooked in rich, creamy gravy with various spices. I saw this recipe recently in foodfood tv and wanted to try it for sometime. Paneer is a great source of protein specially for vegetarians. I have shared few options of Indian Curry made with Paneer on my blog. Just click on the names to check out the recipe:

Malai Paneer
Palak Paneer
Matar Paneer Masala
Shahi Paneer
Paneer Makhani

So, sharing another lovely recipe to cook some paneer and you can serve this hot with some Indian flat bread or rice. I have used Homemade Garam Masala which further enhances the aroma and flavours of this curry. 



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Serves - 4

Ingredients

Cottage cheese / paneer - 500 grams
Onion - 1 
1 Tomato (cut into thin strips)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green capsicum - 1 (cut into thin strips)
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Coriander powder/ Dhaniya Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
3 Tomato (puréed) 
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Fresh cream - 1/2 cup
Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing
Vegetable Oil - 1 tbsp

Method:

1) Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
2) Cut onion into half and slice thinly.
3) Add cumin seeds and when they crackle, add sliced onions to the pan and saute well.
4) add Capsicum and tomatoes and toss it.
5) Add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix well. 
6) Add tomato purée, mix and cook for few minutes.
7) Add salt, red chilli powder and mix well. Add little water, mix and let it simmer on low flame for few minutes. 
8) Cut cottage cheese into equal pieces and add it in the gravy. Let it cook in the gravy for few minutes. You can add more water if you feel the gravy is too thick.
9) Add cream and garam masala and mix well and let it cook for another minute.

Remove from the flame, Transfer into serving bowl. Garnish chopped coriander and serve hot.

You Can enjoy this curry with Indian flat bread or rice.


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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Gulkand Coconut Ladoo


Coconut ladoo is one of the most popular sweet in India made for any special occasion and festivals.  You can find many variations to these coconut balls and everyone usually loves them. When Hadia asked me to guest blog for her, I could only think of bringing something sweet for her. Gulkand is a sweet rose petal preserve and widely used in India for making sweets, icecreams, milkshakes, mitha paan etc. It helps keeping the body cool and best for this summer season. So, I finally decided to make some Gulkand coconut ladoos and share with her readers. 





Hadia Zebib Khanafer needs no introduction to foodies. She's one of the sweetest and kind person I have connected with in this blogging world. I'm glad I found a friend in her and truly wish to meet her one day. I have already done a complete review of her Cookbook Lebanese Style Recipes previously on my blog. I have tried her recipes and they are simply mind blowing. 

Thank you Hadia for this wonderful opportunity to introduce myself to your readers. 




Serves - 10-12 Ladoos

Ingredients:

Fresh Coconut - 4 + 1/2 cups (grated)
Gulkand / Sweet Rose petal preserve - 4 tbsp
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 400 gm (I used Nestle Milkmaid)
Ghee - 1 tsp




Love the ingredients? Looks easy right? :) :)


Check out my guest post and complete recipe on Hadia's blog at - http://www.hadiaslebanesecuisine.com/

Enjoy these ladoos with your family and look even my little boy could not resist them :) :)