Friday, December 18, 2009

Paneer in hariyali gravy

Today I tried created a hariyali gravy that resembles mirch masala frozen hariyali packets(I love it) after lot of recipe reading. i decided to modify Mallika Badrinath's palak cauliflower base to create my hariyali gravy.
I did make a lot of changes. The end result was just awesome.
If I want a green gravy...this is the one that will grace my table...absolutely fell in love.
Paneer lovers should try this.



Ingredients:


1st set
10 cashews
2 spoon poppy seeds
2 table spoon coconut(unsweetened)


2nd set
Spinach 1 cup
2 spring onion bunches green parts alone
green chili to taste
1/2 stalk celery diced(optional)

3rd set
1 green bell pepper diced into small pieces
1 zucchini diced finely
handful of green beans
1 onion minced
5 garlic cloves crushed

4th set
1spoon chili powder/cayenne (adjust according to taste)
1 spoon coriander
1 spoon kitchen king masala/curry powder(Kitchen king masala powder is available in any indian stores)
pinch of cardamom powder
salt to taste


Other:
1/4 cup milk
1 cup of diced and microwaved paneer
3 table spoon oil
handful of cilantro chopped finely

Method:

  1. Grind first set finely
  2. saute second set in 1 table spoon oil and set aside
  3. once it cools add it to first set and add the milk and grind into a fine green paste
  4. heat the remaining 2 table spoon oil, add a 3rd set and in medium flame saute nicely
  5. say after 5-10 minutes add the 4th set
  6. once raw smell goes, add cilantro
  7. Add the ground green mixture, keep in low for 10 minutes
  8. add paneer and serve hot with phulkas, naans or rotis
Note:
When I mean spoon, it is teaspoon

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