Thursday, September 19, 2013

Panner Malaidar / Cottage Cheese in Rich Creamy Gravy

BM # 32 Week 3
Theme: Regional
Cooking with alphabets: ''P"

When we talk about Regional Dishes, I love to cook food from Punjab.The food of Punjab is rich in milk, butter and cheese.Their day to day food is also rich. Paneer or cottage cheese is one of the most used ingredient in this cuisine.No meal or party is complete without it.

Today I have prepared a Paneer which is very soft and the gravy is rich. This is not a signature dish like kadhi paneer or shahi paneer, but definitely a gourmet dish and can be served at parties. The name Malaidar comes from the malai or cream made from paneer itself.

So here we are with Paneer Malaidar from Punjab , with the alphabet ''P'' .

1 cup cubed Masala paneer / Herbed Paneer
For this paneer  I have used chilly powder and garam masala, omitting the greens.

1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 puréed tomato
1/2 packet Maggie bhuna masala
1 tetra pack home made coconut milk
1/2 cup cottage cheese + 4 tbsp milk  , blended to make a smooth paste
2 green chillies
1/2 capsicum
1/4 tsp red chilly pwd

Heat oil.
Add capsicum and green chilly.
Add the ginger garlic paste.Saute for a minute.
Add tomato purée and Maggie bhuna masala.
Cook till oil comes up.
Add dry spices.
Add coconut milk.
Add cottage cheese and milk paste.
Let boil.
Add cottage cheese cubes, cook for a minute or two.
Serve hot.

This paneer turns out very creamy and is enjoyed by everyone.One can serve this with either chapati or parathas...or even some light pulao.

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  1. Love that colorful curry.
    How much coconut milk you use in this recipe?

  2. wow very very creamy and rich malaidar paneer curry :) looks super yumm and so very tempting !! love the cute red chilli on top looks superb :)

  3. What a creamy and delicious dish.. Super tempting, will have to try this soon.

  4. This is so rich and delicious! Love the combination of coconut milk and panner! I love your yellow bowl...I have a similar one in green color :)

  5. looks so creamy and silky!!! awesome and delicious... so yummmmy!!!!!!


  6. Looks very delicious, creamy and yummy.

  7. Paneer malaidar looks inviting . Love the idea of adding paneer and milk paste for creamy texture ...

  8. Rich,creamy and very delightful paneer malaidar, lovely dish..

  9. awesome and rich paneer recipe.... Today's post :

  10. Vaishali..this looks so beautiful, i love rich flavorful gravies, and this seems like a nice rich dish, i can imagine the beautiful taste it might have

  11. Very innovative to use paneer + milk paste for gravy. Your presentation gets 10 out of 10 :)

  12. Looks so rich and creamy.Love the close up shots...

  13. Wow what a lovely gravy send this for the Side Dish mela..

  14. Looks so rich. Love to taste some...

  15. Vaishali,thankyou so much for this recipe.It came out excellent.It is a very quick recipe.My daughter just loved it.The dhabe da chole was also very good.

  16. Vaishali,thankyou so much for this recipe.It came out excellent.It is a very quick recipe.My daughter just loved it.The dhabe da chole was also very good.

  17. So rich and creamy Vaishali...Will try sometime soon!

  18. what a creamy paneer dish...must make this for my daughter...lovely pic as usual Vaishali

  19. What a lovely dish and perfect match with naan or paratha.. lovely clicks.

  20. Hmmm! I love this paneer dish and the pics too good. Stunning is the word I am coming back to this recipe. It will be loved at home.