Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Paneer and Veggies

This is a recipe for my brother who is missing my cooking. He has been very attached to me through his childhood and adoloscence. Now is a young IT professional living away from home. He does try to cook some times very sincerely. This recipe is something he likes for a sunday meal. It does not fit into any regional category but yes it is our home special. What you need is....


1 large rough chopped onion
1 large tomato chopped fine
1/2 cup of beans chopped to finger lenghts
1/2 cup of carrots
1/2 cup of fried paneer cubes
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablepoon oil
4-5 cups water
salt to taste

for the masala:

3-4 inches fresh coconut
1 tablespoon khus khus
1 cup chopped coriander
2 tablespoon roasted coriander seeds
1/4 cumin seeds
2 green chillies
1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Roast all the masala in a bit of oil and grind with minimum water to a fine paste. Keep aside.

Heat a vessel. Add oil and once smoky fry the vegetables in it. Add the masala and coat all the veggies with it. Now add the garam masala and water and the paneer pieces into it and boil till cooked and thick gravy is formed. Adjust he salt and add sugar to balance the taste. Serve with hot chapatis and steamed rice or pulao with a wedge of lime. The dash of lime makes it special.


  1. Hey Anjali... I can so relate to what you say... that it is made at home and no region in particular... there are so many dishes that have funny names in my house... like Mrs. So and so's pulao, Mrs. X's BBB and so on :-)

    Lovely dish... I must try it.

  2. hey anjali, this looks sooo yummy...i love to have paneer in any form!

  3. looks delicios, paneer now belongs to the whole of india not one regional speciality....

  4. HI anjali,
    Nice blog ! first time here. Paneer veg recipe is good!

  5. Tasty recipe.
    Hope you brother makes the dish on a sunday for him.

  6. It calls for mixed veges.. I like it :)

  7. That is a new kind of paneer gravy- with roasted coconut and khuskhus
    . It looks delicious.

  8. Raaga yeah that makes food so much more associated with memories and people :).

    Shyam, Rachna, happy cook, suganya, gini do try it out.

    Rajitha say it to the NIs to them paneer in coconut gravy is still blasphemy.

    Latha welcome here.

  9. i normally only mix onions with paneer. n sometimes tomatoes.. this seems more healthy :)

  10. Anjali, what a good sister teaching bro how to cook.Recipe is very unique and looks great

  11. Hi Anjali! looks yummm...I love paneer. Good combo of paneer and veggies. Soon, will try this. Thanks for sharing.


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