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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Paneer (Cottage cheese) Khurchan (Simple Quick recipe)

Paneer or cottage cheese Khurchan is a north Indian restaurant style of recipe.The recipe goes well with all staple foods.This is a very simple recipe, and it's cooked in a tomato gravy with a few spice and kasoori methi which adds a unique flavour to the paneer. Give this a try and enjoy with your wraps or with chapathis.

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Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 3-4
Author ~ Julie
for marination
paneer 200 gms
yogurt 2 tbsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
chilli powder 1/2 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil / ghee 2 tbsp

for masala
green capsicum 1 medium
garlic paste 1 tsp
onion cut into thick strips 1 large
tomato deseeded, cut in thick strips 1
tomato 1 puréed (1/3 cup)
kashmiri chilli powder + hot chilli powder  1 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
lemon juice 1 tsp
dried fenugreek leaves / kasoori methi 1 tsp
coriander leaves 2tbsp
oil 3 tbsp

  • Marinate the paneer using yogurt, cumin powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, chilly powder and salt, leave for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the paneer pieces with marinade. Fry till lightly browned, about 2 minutes each side. Drain from oil and keep aside.
  • In the same oil or add a little more, add the onion, capsicum and tomato cut. Sauté for a minute, retain the crunch.Remove from oil and keep aside.
  • In the same oil, splutter cumin seeds. Add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Add the tomato purée and salt. Add spices on low flame and sauté till oil separates.
  • Slide in the fried paneer along with veggies. Sauté till the paneer and veggies are nicely coated with spice masala.Scrape the pan and stir till brown. Finally, crush and add dried fenugreek leaves/kassori methi and coriander leaves.

* You can add lemon juice instead of yogurt, In that case just add when making masala.
* Marination of paneer and frying adds more flavour.
* I have used kashmiri chilly powder and hot chilly powder mix. You can alter as per tolerance.
* You can use ghee or oil to fry paneer.


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic curry and goes well with rotis.

aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely admire Sanjeev kapoor myself ~ very nice recipe n perfectly recreated.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, that looks super delicious and welcome back.

Thanks for sending it to bookmarked event dear. But, We have changed rules a bit and please go through them. From now on, re-writing someone's recipe is not allowed and only a link needs to be posted in your post with all the modifications or tweaks you made to the recipe. Or if it is a recipe from book or magazine, please scan and post the recipe page, but don't write the real recipe. We are not allowing recipes from memories or some friend anymore as this is a "bookmarked" recipe event. Hope it makes sense. Please make appropriate changes to your post with respect to these rules.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious recipe dear...

Rinku Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice tasty looking curry. So simple and so nice.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie
welcome back dear...paneer khurchan looks so tastee n inviting...simple n easy recipe..would like to try it !!!

ChitraKrishna said... Best Blogger Tips

mmm mouthwatering.... best for chappathi rolls.

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks fabulous and flavorful..

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking Paneer Curry. Very colorful preparation. Feeling so tempted to have it soon.

Hamaree Rasoi

Lena Jayadev said... Best Blogger Tips

wowww..simple and dellicious Julie...

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx to all for your instant responses..thanx Priya for the correction,will correct it in my next tuesday's post!!

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

the recipe is gr8 and sounds delicious

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome back Julie..hope to see ur space loaded with wonderful recipes..paneer dish looks delicious and very easy to make..!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

gimme, Julie!!! always in a modd for such mouth watering manchurian!!!!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie,
You have a neat and well presented space...paneer is daughter's and my this simple and yummy recipe

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting....You too have a great blog.all the best to you.