Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Paneer chaman (cottage cheese) recipe (Kashmiri paneer chaman)




Ingredients :
  • 250 gm. cottage cheese, cut into cubes(paneer)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • salt to taste 
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 bay life 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 peppercorn
  • 1 green cardamom 
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick 
  • 1 cup of water
  •  2 tbsp ghee or oil    
Method :

Heat 1 tbsp ghee or oil in a pan, add paneer and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Remove them on a plate. In a big bowl, add ginger paste, salt and allspice powder. Mix well with a spoon. Add fried paneer and mix them, keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
Heat the remaining ghee or oil in another pan, add bay leaf, cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, cinnamon and asafoetida, crackle them. Add tomato puree and saute for 1 minute on the medium flame. Add the marinated paneer pieces, give it a quick stir and then add a cup of water. Now cook on low flame for about 5 minutes. Turn off the flame.You can, garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it with rice, puri, paratha etc.


Cottage cheese cubes (paneer)

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