Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Paneer Jalfrezi

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Paneer Recipes | 1 comment

Paneer Jalfrezi is a spicy version of paneer recipe mainly cooked with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. My husband is not a huge fan of Paneer dishes but he likes Chilli Paneer. So just wanted to try another version of spicy paneer and it tasted really good. Ingredients: Paneer (cut to long thin slices) – 340grams Red Bell pepper (cut lengthwise) – 1 Green Bell pepper (cut lengthwise) – 1 Onions (cut to long thin slices)- 1 1/2 (medium size Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp Tomato paste (I have used canned tomato paste) – 3 oz Green Chillies (slit lengthwise)) – 2 Tomato(deseeded) – 1(cut into long thin slices) Red chiili powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1 tsp Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp Oil – 2 tbsp Salt – to taste...

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Paneer Kathi Rolls

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Paneer Recipes, Snacks | 5 comments

Paneer Kathi Roll also known as Paneer Frankie is a delicious Indian wrap filled with curried paneer (Indiancottage cheese). Frankie Roll is a popular Indian street food in which different types of curries such as paneeer, aloo (potatoes), gobi (cauliflower), meat are stuffed and rolled in a flat bread or roti made from all purpose flour or wheat flour. A popular chain of fast food known as Tibb’s Frankie is a place where we used to get these delicious wraps. Even now when I go to India I don’t forget to stop at Tibb’s. You can make these wraps and pack it for lunch by wrapping it in an aluminum foil. These are also perfect for picnics. Preparation time: 60 minutes + 2 hours resting time Yield: 12 rolls Ingredients: For the Roti: Maida or all purpose flour –...

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Paneer Wrap

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Paneer Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

When I went to India this time I tried Paneer wraps in Mc D and I just loved it. I wanted to make it after I come here and it came it too good. It is a very easy lunch box menu and kids will love it. Ingredients: Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Ginger – 1 tsp (grated) Garlic – 1 clove (grated) Tomatoes – 1 cup (chopped) Bell pepper – 1 (chopped to small cubes) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Cumin powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Kasuri methi – 1 tsp (crushed) Green chutney – 2 tsp for each wrap (as required) Ranch – 1/2 tsp for each wrap (as required) Mayonnaise – 1 tsp for each wrap (as required) Lettuce – 1/2 cup Paneer – 1/2...

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Spicy Kadai Paneer

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Paneer Recipes, Slideshow | 7 comments

It’s my long overdue to post this recipe. I’ve made this curry a few months ago and since then I wanted to post this recipe. Lazy me :-). Paneer is my all time favorite and I love any dish with paneer. My parents were here this summer and I know my mom loves paneer too. so I was wondering one day what to cook using paneer suddenly Kadai paneer came into my thoughts. Tried this recipe and it came out really tasty. Its a very simple and easy recipe. My parents loved it. It’s little bit spicy so if you are a non-spicy person cut down the spice level. Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of servings : 3-4 Spice Level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Ingredients Paneer/Cottage Cheese : 250g Tomatoes : 5 (finely chopped) Green Chilies :...

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Grilled Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Paneer Recipes, Slideshow, Sandwiches | 4 comments

Are you looking for a quick and delicious sandwich recipe for breakfast/lunch/dinner, then you are at the right place. When you make this sandwich with whole wheat bread, it tastes so  good. The protein and fiber from paneer and bread fills you up and is very healthy. It is kid friendly and easy to make. You can prepare the paneer bhurji the previous day and store it in the refrigerator. For more sandwich recipes, check here. Preparation time: 30 minutes No of servings: 4 Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Whole wheat bread – 8 Grated fresh paneer – 2 cups Chopped onion – 1 cup Chopped ginger – 1 tbsp Tomato – 1 Green chili – 1 or 2 (adjust to taste) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a...

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Paneer Paratha / Cottage Cheese Stuffed Flatbread

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Paneer Recipes, Indian Breads/Roti | 1 comment

Paneer is a fresh cheese, very much common in Indian Cusine. I love to eat paneer in any form. Recently I am making different kinds of Parathas and today I tried Paneer Paratha. It came out so good and it is a easy lunch box menu. We can enjoy this Paneer Paratha just with pickle or Raitha :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of Servings : 12 Parathas Ingredients: For Dough: Wheat Flour – 2 cups Salt – to taste Water – as required Oil – 2 tsp For Stuffing: Paneer – 1 3/4 cups (grated) Green Chillies – 4 to 6 (according to spice level) Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 1/4...

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Palak Paneer – Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Paneer Recipes, North Indian recipes | 7 comments

Palak Paneer is a delicious Indian curry in which cottage cheese cubes (paneer) are cooked in a spinach gravy. This is served with Indian bread or roti or naan. The creamy spinach curry and the soft paneer melts in your mouth and will be a perfect dish for a party or a get together. Though I have tried various method of palak paneer this one is my favorite and I can’t wait to share it with you. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 No. of servings: 6 Ingredients: Fresh or frozen paneer – 250 gram Chopped onion – 1 and 1/2 cups Green chilies – 3 Garlic cloves – 3 Chopped ginger – 1 tbsp Mint leaves – 1/2 cup Cilantro – 1 cup Spinach – 2 cups (packed) Big tomato – 1 Butter – 3 tbsp Oil...

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Paneer Butter Masala

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Paneer Recipes, North Indian recipes, Slideshow | 32 comments

Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular vegetarian curries in Indian cuisine. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes)  is dunked in a rich and creamy tomato gravy and served along with roti (Indian breads) or Flavored rice. It is one of the commonly found item in a restaurant menu. I am presenting a restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala with step by step instructions. This has always been a crowd pleaser. Tomato paste is the key in this recipe. I have tried using freshly made tomato puree but for some reason the sour taste in the canned tomato paste gives this dish a unique flavor. So please try to use tomato paste to achieve the right taste. Enjoy this dish and let me know your comments. Cooking time: 45 minutes No. of servings: 4 to 5 Spice level: 2.5...

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Panner Bhurji Gravy ( Shredded Cottage Cheese in Rich Tomato Gravy )

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Paneer Recipes | 3 comments

When I went to Pune some 4 years back, I tasted this amazing Paneer Bhurji in a restaurant. From then, I tried to make Paneer Bhurji with the same taste. Recently when I tried, I got almost the same taste. I made it for my niece and she too loved it. Canned tomato paste made this gravy even more richer. It is really simple to make and we can follow the same procedure for regular Paneer Butter Masala too :). Time of Preparation : 30 minutes No of Servings: 6 Spice level : 1 Ingredients: Paneer (grated) – 200 grams Onions – 1 cup (chopped) Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tbsp (I have used homemade) Tomato Paste – 50 grams (I ve used 1 small can tomato paste to bring the taste like restaurant style) Green Bell Pepper...

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Malai Kofta / Veg Balls in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Paneer Recipes, North Indian recipes | 1 comment

Malai Kofta is an Indian vegetarian form of meatballs where veggies along with paneer (cottage cheese) is fried and cooked in creamy tomato sauce. This Malai Kofta will be very good with naan or any kind of rotis. Here is the step by step procedure for making koftas.. Time of Preparation : 1 hour No of Servings : 4 Spice level : 2 out of 5 Ingredients: For Koftas: Carrot Peas and Beans – 1 cup (boiled and strained completely) Potato – 1 cup (boiled and mashed) Paneer – 1 cup (grated) Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Coriander – 2 tbsp (chopped) Cashews – 1 tbsp (chopped) Raisins – 2 tsp (chopped) Maida / Corn flour – 2...

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Paneer Tikka Masala

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Paneer Recipes | 13 comments

Paneer Tikka Masala is one of the popular dishes you can find in most of the Indian restaurant menu. This is one of those dishes that I always prefer to order when I go out. This is a restaurant style recipe which will definitely satisfy all the paneer lovers. Part of this recipe is adapted from Chef Harpal Sokhi and I tweaked it a bit with my style of cooking. In this dish paneer is marinated in a yogurt mixture and then cooked in a spicy and creamy sauce. It is a big hit in my house and I am sure you will enjoy this dish. Make it for a party or a family get together and win everyone’s heart. Preparation and resting time: 1 hr and 20 mins Cooking time: 60 minutes No. of servings: 5 Spice level: 3.5...

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Methi Malai Paneer

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Paneer Recipes, North Indian recipes | 11 comments

Methi Malai Paneer is a delicious Indian gravy cooked with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and fenugreek leaves in a creamy sauce. It is served along with roti or anyIndian breads. This is a simple recipe and can be prepared quickly for a party or for everyday dinner or lunch. Whenever I go to the Indian store, I don’t forget to pick a bunch of methi or fenugreek leaves. I love to make some methi dal or a gravy for my roti and rice. It has a lot of medicinal values and is nutritious. Enjoy the curry with roti or phulkas. Preparation time: 40 minutes No. of servings: 5 to 6 Spice level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Chopped onions – 2 cups Puree from 2 big roma tomatoes Fresh methi leaves (Fresh fenugreek leaves) – 3 cups Fried paneer...

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How to make Paneer?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Paneer Recipes | 4 comments

Paneer is a fresh cheese which is popular in India. It is used to make dishes from curries to dessert. It can be made at home easily with just milk and some lime juice or vinegar and gives a rich and creamy taste when added to dishes. It is also called Chhena and is available in stores. Preparation time: 30 minutes Yield: 1.6 lb (725 gram) Ingredients: Whole milk – 1 gallon (3.78 liter) Fresh lime juice from one big lime (can substitute with 3 tbsp of vinegar) Warm water – 3 tbsp Method of Preparation: Heat milk in a pan.Dilute lime juice or vinegar in water.When milk starts boiling, add the lime juice to milk while constantly stirring. Milk starts curdling and separating. If not add some more lime juice. When it is fully curdled, remove from heat. Line...

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Paneer Cutlet – Stuffed Cottage Cheese Cutlet

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in Appetizers, Featured, Paneer Recipes | 21 comments

Paneer is a fresh Indian cheese used to make delicious dishes from curries to desserts. It has a rich and creamy flavor. Paneer can be bought at super market or made at home. I bought this big block of paneer from an Indian store. It was refrigerated not frozen. Ask your store keeper if you can’t find it. Coming to this dish, my mom and I love to watch cooking shows. She got this recipe from one of the Tamil channels’ cooking show and asked me try it. The recipe was really interesting with the way, the paneer was used. I made a few changes to the original recipe and tried it. It passed with flying colors. Unlike the original recipe, I wanted it to be bite size since that will be easy to serve. Hope you all like it....

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Paneer Cutlet

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Appetizers, Featured, Paneer Recipes | 29 comments

All my friends here met in my place last week. I wanted to try this Paneer cutlet for a long time. It came out really good and my friends liked it a lot. It is real easy and tasty too. Time of Preparation : 1 hr Spice level : 3 to 4 No of Pieces : 30 Ingredients: Green Chillies (Finely chopped) – 3 Onion (Finely chopped) – 1 cup Ginger (Grated) – 2 tbsp Carrots, Beans and Peas (Boiled) – 1 Cup Potatoes (Boiled and mashed) – 2 Cups Paneer (Grated) – 1 Cup Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Coriander powder – 1 tsp Pepper powder (Freshly ground) – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – for frying All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup...

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Chilli Paneer

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Indo-Chinese, Veggie Entrees & Sides, Featured, Multi Cuisine, Best of ST, Paneer Recipes | 52 comments

Recently, I’ve become very fond of paneer. I am either making lot of paneer dishes or I am trying to clean up my refrigerator by cooking all the paneer bags sitting in my fridge Chilli Paneer is one of the popular Indian dish you will find in most of the Indo-chinese restaurants. In my college days whenver we go out for dinner I used to order this. It’s one of my favorite dish. Surprisingly, it is also one of the easy-and-quick dishes to whip up when you are short of time. Ingredients: Paneer cubes : 2 cups Oil : 2tbsp Garlic : 2 tbsp (finely chopped) Ginger : 1 tbsp (finely chopped) Green Chilies : 4 (finely chopped) Lime juice : 1 tbsp Coriander Powder : 2 tsp (optional) Onion :  1 (Medium and finely chopped) Corn flour :...

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