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Punjab on a platter

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 20, 2018, 12:26 am IST
Updated : Apr 20, 2018, 12:26 am IST

When you think Punjabi cuisine, delectable paneer dishes and the rich sarson ka saag is what comes to mind straight of the bat.

Shahi Paneer
 Shahi Paneer

Ingredients

  • Paneer (cottage cheese)- 250 gms.
  • Ghee- 15ml  
  • Onion chopped- 50gm
  • Fine chopped ginger- 10gm
  • Fine chopped chillies- 2
  • Fine chopped tomatoes- 150gm
  • Cardamoms crushed- 2nos
  • Beaten curd- 100ml
  • Red chilli powder- 3gm
  • Garam masala- 3gm
  • Jeera powder- 2gm
  • Coriander Powder- 2 gm
  • Kasoorimethi powder- 5 gm
  • Salt- to taste
  • Cream- 50 ml
  • Tomato puree- 30 ml

To garnish:

 

  • Grated paneer
  • Chopped coriander

Preparation

  • Cut the paneer into 2" Cubes.
  • Heat half the ghee. Add onion,ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, stir and cook for 6-8 minutes, covered.
  • Add curd and cook for 5 minutes, on medium flame.
  • Add a little water and cool.
  • Blend in a mixer until smooth.
  • Heat remaining ghee, add gravy and other ingredients except cream, kasurimethi and paneer.
  • Boil to get a very thick gravy.
  • Add cream, kasurimethi powder and paneer cubes, simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and grated paneer.
  • Serve Hot with Naan/Roti.

Sarson ka saagSarson ka saag

 

Sarson ka saag

Ingredients

  • Sarson greens- 500gm
  • Spinach- 250gm
  • Onion chopped- 100 gm
  • Ginger & garlic grated- 50gm
  • Green chillies- 10gm
  • Punjabi Garam masala powder- 10gm
  • Jeera powder- 5gm
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ghee- 50 gm
  • Mustard oil- 15 ml
  • Maize flour- 25 gm

Method

  • Chop both greens, wash, drain.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add both greens, green chillies, stir.
  • Add ginger, garlic, stir.
  • Add a few pinches of salt, 1 cup water.
  • Pressure cook till done.
  • Mash well.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add onion, saute till brown.
  • Add all other masalas, stir and add the mashed saag and cook on slow flame.
  • Stir well and cook till oil separates.
  • Serve with Makk ki Roti

 

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