Paneer lababdar

Posted on February 25, 2009. Filed under: Heart recipe/low cholesterol recipe, Subzi | Tags: , , |

Low fat paneer cubes in an aromatic, spicy gravy with sautéed onions, this vegetable is sure to be the talk of your meal. Ensure that the paneer has maintained its softness, though. To master the art of making low fat paneer in your own kitchen. This subzi makes a perfect combination with Oat and Spring Onion Paratha.

Cooking Time : 15 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese), cut into cubes
½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) seeds, roasted and crushed
3 whole red chillies, coarsely ground
½ teaspoon dried fenugreek (kasuri methi leaves)
½ cup onions, finely chopped
1½ teaspoons gingergarlic paste
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1½ cups tomatoes, chopped
½ cup low fat milk
¼ teaspoon cornflour
¼ teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
For the garnish
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
Method
1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, ground chillies, dried fenugreek leaves and onions and sauté till the onions turn light brown in colour.
2. Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, tomatoes with 4 tablespoons of water and cook till the oil separates from the masala.
3. Cool the masala mixture and purée to a smooth paste and transfer into a non-stick pan.
4. Dissolve the cornflour in the milk and add it to the prepared gravy and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Add the paneer, garam masala and salt and mix well.
6. Serve hot garnished with the chopped coriander.

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