5 paneer recipes you must try
Paneer or cottage cheese is an extremely loved food item in northern India, especially among vegetarians. It is packed with proteins and can be converted into several yummy snacks and dishes. Paneer is also rich in calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Here are five delicious paneer recipes that you can try at home for a refreshing change.
Chili panner is an Indo-Chinese dish that is infused with flavorful sauces and aromatic spices. Combine paneer with cornflour, wheat flour, black pepper, salt, and water. Deep-fry the paneer and keep aside. Add ginger, garlic, green chilies, onions, red and green bell peppers in a pan and saute well. Add the fried paneer, soya sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce, and mix everything well. Enjoy.
Heat oil and saute chopped onions. Add red chili powder, ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, and saute well. Add crushed powder mix of red chili, coriander seeds, green cardamom, tomato puree, and mix well. Then, add chopped capsicum, salt, dried fenugreek leaves, water and cook well. Add the paneer cubes and cook for some time. Garnish with some fresh cream and serve hot with butter naan.
These deep-fried paneer pakoras are the best vegetarian appetizers to serve at parties or get-togethers. Mix gram flour, salt, and red chili powder with some water to prepare a thick batter. Add green chilies, carom seeds, and ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Leave it for 20 minutes. Dip the paneer cubes in the batter and deep-fry in hot oil. Serve hot with green chutney.
This creamy palak paneer recipe is a favorite in north Indian households. Heat some oil. Add chopped spinach and saute well. Keep aside. Grind tomatoes, onions, green chilies, cloves, cardamom, salt and cook well. Grind the spinach and add to the pan. Then, add fried paneer pieces, and cook well. Add butter and mix properly. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
Heat some oil and saute cumin seeds. Add green chili, ginger-garlic paste, onions, and saute again. Add chopped tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, salt, and cook well. Then, add crumbled paneer and mix everything well without mashing the paneer. Simmer for three minutes and add coriander leaves and kasuri methi. Mix everything well and serve hot with some parathas or roti.