Makhmali Paneer

BM # 16   Day 4

I remember Maa making paneer in coconut gravy.This paneer was made only on special occasions.A dish which had an amazing flavor …a flavor which still lingers..in memories.Maa has given up on cooking, with age she cooks just the basic if need arises.I wish I could cook for her what she taught me, sometimes these distances take away the little charms of life!

For this Mother’s Day I tried making the Makhmali Paneer  that Maa used to make.She toiled to extract coconut milk whereas we get the ready tetra packs!! The Paneer turned out delicious, but of course not like Maa's.

Maa..this one’s for you!....Thank You  for what I am today!!

250 gms.................. paneer cut into big rectangles
3tbsp .......................oil
2................................onions finely chopped
1tbsp....................... garlic finely chopped
1tbsp .......................ginger finely chopped
¼ cup....................... magaz tari*
½ cup....................... tomato puree
½ tsp........................ red chilly pwd
½ tsp........................ turmeric pwd
½ tsp....................... garam masala
1tsp .........................coriander pwd
300ml ......................coconut milk
Salt to taste
Heat oil.
Add onions, garlic and ginger.Saute’ till pink.
Add magaz tari and saute’.
Add tomato  puree and all spices .
Saute’ till oil seperates.
Add paneer pieces.
Add coconut milk, mixing gently.
Simmer and cook for a few mins.
Serve hot with chapattis / parathas.
Magaz Tari are melon seeds.These need to be soaked for a few hours and then made into a paste.This will give a creamy texture.


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