Saturday, January 3, 2009

Shahi Paneer & Missi roti


Paneer is the most favourite dish for most of the north indians, rather mandatory for any festival or guest lunch or dinner. Paneer can be made with so many varieties, this is the speciality of my sister who stays in Lucknow. She makes it real yummy and this time I learned it, so friends here it is........

For Shahi Paneer,

4 medium sized onions
1/2 tsp ginger chopped
2 big tomatoes.
6-8 cashew nuts
1 cup fresh milk
2 tsp. kitchen king (MDH)
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. coriander powder,
1tsp. turmeric powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp oil.
Cut the paneer in cubes and keep aside (here we have fried it because my nephew like it this way, but its very tasty without frying also)
Grind the onions. & ginger together
Put the oil in pan and add the onion paste and ginger and saute it.
grind tomatoes and cashewnuts together.
When onions become golden brown add tomato and cashewnuts paste and saute it
then add all the spices and stir it for 1 min.
then add milk and let it simmer for 5 minutes on fire
now add paneer and simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
garnish it with chopped fresh coriander leaves.


Missi Roti
1cup wheat flour
1cup gram flour(besan)
salt to taste.1 onion finely chopped
2 tbsp green coriander finely chopped.
Mix. all the ingredients and make a dough adding very little water at a time.
Dough must not be very soft, as then it will be dififcult to roll into chapatis.
now make small chapatis with this dough and serve with a dollop of butter or desi ghee and shahi paneer.

10 comments:

Deeps said...

will make this dish for sure..looks really yum!Thank you,Renu:)

Renu said...

yeah try it, even this roti I like with just raita, I have seen that most of the products of besan taste delicious with curd.

Deeps said...

Hi Renu,just came here to tell you I did make Shahi Paneer as per your recipe with a little change.I used butter instead of oil.It turned out very very well!Thanks a million for the recipe.
This time for a change I'll have a recipe to share with my mom.Normally its the other way round...LOL

Renu said...

Deeps; thanks a lot for teling me..this is the inspiration I need to write something here:)

desipolitan said...

The shahi paneer recipe sounds delicious! I'm probably broadcasting my ignorance here, but when you talk about tomatoes, what is a "dig"?

Renu said...

LOL:), it was a typo mistake, sorry i didnt even notice it till u pointed it out, U will find may such errors in my blog Anoobhooti, actually I am very bad at correcting them, most of my friends have got used to it:)

desipolitan said...

lol, Reenu! I obviously didn't use any common sense either.

Ok one more question for you - what is Kitchen King MDH? If it's a type of masala, I'm wondering what an equivalent would be outside India.

Renu said...

Desipolitan:), If you come here frequently u will also get used to my errors:)
Kitchen king is a curry masala--a mix of different spices , comes in all the brands in India, but I specifically like by MDH, this is one powder, if u have, u need not to bother about any other thing...u can do the multitasking with this..put it in Chole or any other gravy..In US in Indian stores I think everything is available, if not MDH, it will be from everest or badshah etc.

PG said...

never realised you had this food blog. This combination really looks yummy! I have to make hubby buy paneer from the city centre. Have become too lazy to make on my own :D

Renu said...

That shows that i am very bad at PR:)

If one can get food paneer outside then really no point in taking the botheration:), But here in Chennai, the quality is not good and it spoils the taste of the dish.