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An easy side dish with Paneer and Soya chunks
Published On: 12 Feb 2014
English: Cumin Seeds
tamil: Seerakam / Jeerakam
telugu: Jeelakara / Jidakara / Jikaka
hindi: Jeera / Jeeru / Safaid Jeera / Zeera / Shimai Shombu
Bengali: Jeera / Zeera / Safed Jira
Gujarati: Jeeru / Jiru / Safed Jiraun
Konkani: Jeerey / Jeren
Marathi: Jeera / Jeregire
Oriya: Jira / Jeera
for more details, click the name of the ingredient
English: Coriander Powder
kannada: Kottambari Beeja / Haveeja
hindi: Dhania / Dhana
Bengali: Dhonay / Dhaniya
Gujarati: Dhana / Dhaniya / Kothmiri / Libdhaba
Konkani: Kottambari / Konpir
Marathi: Dhane / Kothimir
Kashmiri: Deaniwal / Kothambalari
English: Turmeric Powder
kannada: Arashina / Harasina Pudi
hindi: Haldi / Hardhar
Gujarati: Hardhar / Haldi
Marathi: Halad / Halede
Oriya: Haladi Gunda
Punjabi: Haldar / Haldi
Bengali: Laban / Noone
Boil water adding some turmeric powder and turn off fire. Immerse paneer cubes in it and keep aside. This process prevents the paneer cubes from breaking while cooking. Then drain paneer cubes and shallow fry in some oil.
Boil water in another vessel, adding salt and add soya chunks to it. Close with a lid, turn off fire and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. When soya chunks soaked well, squeeze it from the water and cut each chunk into halves. Keep aside.
Place kadai on fire, add vegetable oil and splutter cumin seeds.
Add chopped ginger, garlic & green chillies to it and sauté for a minute.
Then add sliced onions and sauté until color is about to turn brown.
Add coriander powder and sauté for a minute.
Now add chilly powder and roast until raw taste is gone.
Add garam masala and fry for a minute. Then add turmeric powder and sliced tomatoes. Sauté until oil separates.
Add soya chunks & salt to this masala and mix well.
Add paneer and some boiling water to make the gravy. Let the gravy boil well for 2 minutes.
Add fresh cream to the curry and heat it on low fire.
Garnish with chopped corianderleaves.
:- Serve with roti/chappathi/naan/fried rice/pulao.
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