Here is my second recipe with paneer for Blogging Marathon.Paneer is one of the best protein source for vegetarians. Paneer is an Indian cheese originated from eastern part of India commonly known as chhena. Now a days paneer dishes are getting popular in South India also.So most of the recipes with paneer will be in north Indian flavors.Todays my recipe with paneer is a chutney flavored rice with paneer and cashew nut let's check how I made it....
Fresh mint leaves -- 1/2 cup
Fresh coriander leaves --- 1 cup
Green chillies ---- 4
Garlic ---- 4 flakes
Salt --- 1/4 tea sp
Lemon juice ---- 2 tea sp
Roughly chop mint,coriander leaves,garlic,green chillies take them in to a mixer jar, add lemon juice, salt and grind to a fine paste with out adding water.
Remove from mixer jar set a side.
Basmati rice --- 1 1/2 cup
Paneer -- 100gms.
Cashew nuts --- 15
Curd ---- 1 tabsp
Oil --- 1 tab sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
1.Cut paneer in to 1/2 inch cubes.
2. Take 1 tab sp green chutney,curd,paneer pieces mix well to coat paneer pieces and set a side for 1/2 hour.
3.In the same time soak rice for 15 minutes.
4. Heat a tawa(dosa pan) sprinkle 1 tea sp oil arrange paneer pieces(if any curd and chutney mixture left in the bowl set a side)
5. Fry paneer pieces till they turn in to nice golden color and set a side.
6.Heat oil in a fry pan add cashew nuts fry till golden remove and set a side.
7.Now add cumin seeds to the oil then add soaked rice with 3 tab sp green chutney and 3cups of water, salt,paneer pieces,left over curd and chutney mixture stir and cover.
8.Let it cook till the rice become soft and completely cooked.
9. Now add fried cashew nuts.
Serve hot with onion raita