Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jain Shahi Paneer

Jain Shahi Paneer is one of the easiest paneer dish I make for my kids whenever they demand for paneer, they just love to eat...I served them with Puri's, Wholewheat Ajwain Paratha , Wholewheat Roti | Phulka as it also goes very well with Naan, Roti & Rice.
What is Paneer ?
Paneer is one of the few types of cheese indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, and is widely used in Indian cuisine and even some Middle Eastern andSoutheast Asian cuisine. Unlike most cheeses in the world, the making of paneer does not involve rennet (which may be derived from animal, plant, fungal, and microbial sources) as the coagulation agent. Paneer is completely lacto-vegetarian and is a source of protein for Vegetarians. Firm tofu has a similar texture and consistency so it can be used in place of paneer as a non-dairy substitute.


How to make home made paneer:
For home made, softer paneer, I used 1/2 gallon of milk to 1/4 cup of vinegar, then in a medium pot, bring milk to boil, now slowly add vinegar to this milk while continuoulsly stirring, withing 5-10 seconds, milk should start to seperate from whey, now switch of the stove and let the pot sit for few mins. Take a colander and line it with cheese cloth or thin cotton cloth & place it over a large bowl, pour the above milk in this colander..Now very carefully take all the sides of cloth tie it & hang it for approximately 20 mins, bring it down and fold the cloth over smoothely across paneer. Now place a heavy weight on top for another 10 mins, open the cloth and cut paneer into desired shapes...


Cooking Time - 15-20 mins
Preparation /Marinate Time - 7 hrs
Serves - 4

Ingredients for Shahi Paneer:
250 gms Paneer (cottage cheese)
1 C Bell Pepper (cut in big pieces)

For Marination:
3/4 C beaten, Yogurt
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Rasoi Magic Brand Shahi Paneer Masala (No Onion No Garlic)
1/4 tsp Amchoor (Dry Mango) Powder
A pinch Salt

For Gravy:
1/2 C Half-n-half or Whole Milk
15oz Tomato Sauce/Puree
1 Tbsp Cashew / Peanut Powder
1 " Chopped, Ginger (optional)
2 Chopped, Green chillies
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1-1/2 tsp Rasoi Magic Shahi Paneer Masala (No Onion No Garlic)
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 tsp sugar taste
1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander / Cilantro
2 tsp Kasoori Methi
Salt to taste


Method:
1.Cut paneer into 2 inches lengthwise & marinate in spicy yogurt, adding all the ingredients mentioned in Marination & set aside for 6-7 hrs in fridge.
2. Heat some butter/oil,add ginger, green chilli, cashew/peanut powder, cardamom & bell-pepper fry for 4-5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce/puree and cook till oil starts seperating, now add marinated yogurt and cook for another 5 -7 minutes.
4. Add shahi paneer masala, once it starts to boil, add half-half, Kasoori Methi (rubbed between palms), sugar, salt to taste. OR you could also, before serving, heat gravy, add milk and paneer pieces and boil for 5 minutes.

41 comments:

Ann said...

OMG! looks soo delish adn Love the picture.

kittymatti said...

looks fantastic!

lata raja said...

Agree with Ann!!! What an awesome dish and a lovely picture to go with it.

Shri said...

It has a rich color and texture to it!

Mangala Bhat said...

WOW! lOOKING SOO DELICIOUS

Vidya said...

Lovely dish. Shahi Paneer looks mouthwatering. Awesome picture! I've never used Tandoor masala. Do you make it at home/which brand would you recommend?

Priya Narasimhan said...

Such a mouth watering recipe...I have never succeeded in making a perfect north indian side dish..Yours is just too good..

chakhlere said...

Amazing snap!! Looks yummy!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Vidya.. I used MDH brand Tandoor Masala

Lisa said...

Oh, I am drooling over those big chunks of paneer. This is one of my favorite dishes!

Parita said...

Wow paneer looks so soft and spongy my dear, its just perfect!!!!

Pooja said...

Wow awesome! I'm fallen by the look of the paneer slices in rich dark gravy!

Ashwini said...

chapathi and paneer makes me hungry!!!!

momgateway said...

Thanks for this vegetarian dish. I'm glad I found your site.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats an amazing gravy dears..looks slurp with those roti's..:)

Prathibha said...

wow shahi paneer looks yummy with those chapathy's...slurrrp..

veggie belly said...

who doesnt love paneer! this recipe looks so flavorful!

Preeti Singh said...

dish looks shahi....very inviting..

Kiran said...

The paneer looks great, soft and the gravy just wants me to eat it right now :)

sangi said...

Wonderful snap!love paneer in any form..!

Kalaivani said...

Simple and delicious paneer dish.Pic makes me to drool.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice delicious paneer...and that too without onion or garlic ...nice pic as well....

Kalyani said...

delicious paneer ... picture looks tempting ...

DEESHA said...

wow, the pics look beautiful

Vanamala said...

Nice and tempting

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely pix... my kids love it too...

Varunavi said...

OGM looks delicious :)

Chitra said...

Awesome pics....:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks delectable and spicy.....though it calls for less spices...it makes me drool

iRaw said...

Woo, this looks fantastic!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Yummy paneer curry and nice click:).

Aparna said...

We're all paneer fans, in any dish.
Your second picture is very nice.

Stephanie said...

Hi, Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I would like to make an Indian dish that I could freeze, and then reheat one night this weekend, when we will be camping. My family has requested something with potatoes and no mushrooms that we can eat with rice...do you have a suggestion? Thanks!!
Peace, Stephanie

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Everyone for your comments, do keep visiting.

~ Lopa said...

hey here after a long time.
Recipe i use to make Shahi Paneer is one of the most complicated one...hehe this is easy and simple.
But my kadai Paneer recipe is very much similar to this one. But if we look back home even almost all restaurants have a bit different tasting Paneer recipes so i guess it's just how we want to customize it ! hehe

sangeeta said...

Never tried this version of shahi paneer ....the pictures look yummy.

It's long time you posted anything , hope all is well at your side.

Madhavi said...

Looks delicious!!

Chitra said...

Wow, lovely picture..Am drooling !

Vanamala Hebbar said...

tempting to taste the panner....nice clicks

surrkhab said...

Lovely dish. Paneer looks mouthwatering

Venera Mukhamatzyanova said...

Look so good! And it's easy to make paneer cheese. If you are interested in the recipe you can check out here http://www.veggykitchen.com/home-made-curd-cheese-panir/

 
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