Category Archives: Paneer / Cottage Cheese

Recipe – Paneer Pakoda / Cottage Cheese Fritters

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 300 grams (2/3 lbs.)
  • Besan (Gram Flour): 1/4 cup
  • Corn Flour (Corn starch): 1/4 cup
  • Water: ¼ cup or as required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger-chili: Crushed or paste, 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds (saunf): ¼ teaspoon
  • Cooking oil: as required for frying

Method

  • Cut the paneer bar into 1*1/2*1/4-inch rectangular pieces or square cubes.
  • Mix corn flour, salt, ginger-chili paste, fennel seeds and black pepper powder in a bowl. Add water and make a smooth thick batter.
  • Heat oil for deep fry.
  • Now dip each paneer piece into the corn flour batter and gently coat all around.
  • Deep fry them in hot oil until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  • Take them out on a kitchen napkin.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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Recipe – Paneer Manchurian

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the paneer fries:

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 300 grams (2/3 lbs)
  • Corn Flour (Corn starch): ½ cup
  • Water: ¼ cup or as required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil: as required for frying

For the sauce:

  • Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Green bell pepper: 1/2, finely chopped
  • Ginger: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Garlic: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Green chili: ½ teaspoon. finely chopped
  • Tomato sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Soya sauce: ½ tablespoon
  • Vinegar: ¼ tablespoon
  • Chili sauce: ¼ tablespoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon

For Garnish:

  • Fresh cilantro (coriander leaves): 1 tablespoon
  • Spring onion: ½ tablespoon, finely chopped

Method

  • Cut the paneer bar into 1*1/2*1/4-inch rectangular pieces or square cubes.
  • Mix corn flour, salt and black pepper powder in a bowl. Add water and make a smooth thick batter.
  • Heat oil for deep fry.
  • Now dip each paneer piece into the corn flour batter and gently coat all around.
  • Deep fry them in hot oil until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  • Take them out on a kitchen napkin. Keep aside.
  • Heat another frying pan.
  • Saute onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, bell pepper for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, chili sauce, salt, black pepper powder and mix well. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the fried paneer pieces.
  • Gently fold the sauce all over the paneer pieces.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and spring onions.

 

 

Recipe – Raw Paneer Bhurji or No-cook Paneer Bharta

img_20170606_114357.jpgPrep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Serve: 4

Ingredients

  • Grated Paneer or Fresh Chhena: 1 Cup
  • Olive Oil /Mustard Oil: 2 Teaspoon
  • Ginger: Crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Green chili: Crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Tomato: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Red chili powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Lemon juice: a few drops
  • Fresh coriander leaves: 1 Tablespoon

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients and serve.
  • Checkout the below slideshow for the recipe pictures.