Friday, October 28, 2011

Paneer Laajawab


BM # 9  Day 6

No Punjabi spread would be complete without a Paneer dish.One hears about Kadai Paneer ,Paneer Butter Masala….but Paneer Laajawaab……?...well after my son finished eating this, his reaction was…wah!!…Paneer Laajawaab hai…and there I decided to name my dish!!..not that this was a new recipe ,but sometimes the same dish ….for unknown reasons  tastes better than other times.

250 gms........................ paneer
½ cup............................ onion paste
½ cup............................ bottle gourd puree
2tsp............................... ginger garlic and chilly paste
½ cup............................ tomato puree
1tsp............................... whole jeera
½ tsp............................. turmeric pwd
1tsp............................... dhania jeera pwd
Salt to taste
Milk to adjust consistency.

Garnish
1tsp ................................garam masala
2tsp................................ kasoori methi
2tsp................................ fresh cream or malai

Roast paneer lightly .
Immerse this in water till needed.
Heat oil.add jeera,let crackle.
Add  onion,ginger garlic chilly paste and bottle gourd puree.Cook well till the moisture is gone.Add tomato puree.
Cook.
Add dry spices.
Cook till oil seperates.
Add paneer and milk to adjust the gravy consistency.
Garnish with fresh cream.
Sprinkle garam masala and kasoori methi.






To make the bottle gourd puree ..boil the gourd,cool,puree.
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13 comments:

  1. Oh with bottle gourd this is something too good.. yummy..

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  2. Omg, seriously i cant take my eyes from ur clicks,super tempting paneer laajawab...

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  3. The first click itself had me drooling. Love this version of making a dish with paneer.Bookmarked..

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  4. Looks so inviting. Addition of bottle gourd puree is a very nice idea...

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  5. beautiful and mouth watering, I really liked the idea of using bottle gourd for gravy , makes even a paneer dish healthy

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  6. That's true about Punjabi food.Paneer is an active presence there.Lajawab paneer Vaishali..Rich and tempting !

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  7. definitely laajawab ! I totally love this thing about bottle gourd puree - cuts down calories so much ! thanks for posting !


    Kalyani
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  8. tried your recipe for bloghop wednesday! sorry for posting so late...pls chk it out at http://flavours-and-me.blogspot.com/2011/11/paneer-laajawab.html

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  9. I am sure paneer in any gravy will taste awesome..:0)..this one looks yum!

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