Monday, November 30, 2009

Paneer Tandoori with Green Masala



I made tandoori paneer a few weeks back for dinner. Lately we have been eating lot of the regular panner dishes with the red- onion + tomato+adrak+lasun masala, so last week I made this green paneer tandoori for a change. The concept is not new to me as I occasionally bake fish or mushrooms coated with this paste.

In the past few weeks I am caught up with work, vacationing and engaged in doing shopping and packing for my upcoming India trip. I have been keeping a close track of posts by my blogger friends but I have not found much time on hand to write and post any of my drafts. In fact I was lucky to see my to do posts in my drafts folder in the nick of time and posted this recipe just few minutes before the event deadline :P. This recipe goes to the JFI:Paneer event. Enjoy the tandoori paneer with basmati rice.


Ingredients
500 gm paneer or Indian cottage cheese
vegetables (I used onions, tomatoes, capsicum)
handful of coriander leaves or as per taste
10-15 mint leaves or as per taste
250 gm curd or yogurt or 150 gm cakka or hung curd
2-3 green chilies or as per taste
1 teaspoon jal jeera powder or chaat masala powder (optional..if you are not using this add a pinch of black pepper to the marinate)
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
1/2 medium sized onion
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
3 tablespoon oil
salt for taste

Method
If yogurt or curd is used, hang it in a muslin cloth for about an hour to allow the water to drain and to obtain curd of thicker consistency. Chop the vegetables andpaneer into 2 inch pieces. Grind all the ingredients except the curd, vegetables and paneer into a smooth paste. Mix in the hung curd or cakka well with the ground paste. Apply to the vegetables and let it marinate for about 1 hour.



Line the vegetables on a greased pan or on skewers. Bake in a pre-heated oven for around 30-40 minutes at 450 degrees. I baked the paneer for around 20 minutes and the vegetables for longer time.

13 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This sounds too too gud,never tasted like this,nice recipe!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...love that marination....recipe sounds spicy and looks yum...

AshKuku said...

Hey Supriya,

Came here through the event round up, held by EC.... Loved the paneer prep... Very yummy & juicy..... Wanna taste....

U have a nice space.... Would be following u soon....

Happy Blogging & Take Care!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

looks hot in the winter..wow yummy

Sushma Mallya said...

wow yummy tikkas...love the green marinade for it..wonderful click too supriya

Supriya said...

Hi namesake - ur tandoori paneer looks delicious. I'll definitely give it a try.

Supriya said...

Hi again Supriya - I just went thru all ur posts. Found lotsa great recipes that I will try out one by one.

s said...

paneer never looked this good..fabulous marinade

my kitchen said...

Lips-making panner,yum yum

Supriya said...

Thanks :) Hope you enjoyed the paneer with a green twist!

Parita said...

Loved the green masala..very flavorful!!

sangeeta said...

i love this green paneer tikka and i am making a lot of greeny things as i do every winter...but this paneer tikka got a miss......thanks for reminding ...

Savithri said...

I love paneer! Your dish looks wonderful.