Paneer Dhaniya, tried and tasted from FoodeliciousTuesday, August 24, 2010
Today is Tuesday and not any other Tuesday, Today is Rakhi/Raksha Bandhan day.
It's a very special occassion for a sister or a brother. This is one of the sweetest celebration of India to express the immaculate love between brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan which means a 'bond of protection'. This is an occasion to flourish love, care, affection and sacred relationship between brothers and sisters.
Traditions & Customs
On the day of Rakhi(East Indian) or Raksha Bandhan(North Indian) festival, the sister ties a silky thread called Rakhi on the wrist of her brother and both make prayer to God for the well being of each other. Sisters perform 'aarti' and put tilak on the forehead of her brother. In return, brothers pampers and blesses the sisters and promises to protect her from all the evils of this world. He also present a token of his love and affection as a Rakhi gift.
To celebrate this special occasssion, here is a yummy recipe of Paneer, Paneer Dhaniya(Indian Cottage cheese cooked with coriander leaves & Yogurt). You can make any brother happy with this recipe. Wish all the brothers and sisters a Very Happy Raksha Bandhan.
Any way, here is the recipe for you..................go to Pari's Place for step-by-step pictures and her recipe
Onion(medium) : 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste : 2 tblsp.
Green chillies : 2(finely chopped)
Fresh coriander leaves : 1/2 cup(chopped)
White/black pepper : 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp. (as per taste)
Low fat Yoghurt : 1/2 cup
Milk : 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Corn starch : 1 tsp.
Green cardamom : 4
Butter / oil : 2-3 tbsp.
Salt to taste
- Heat butter or oil in a pan, add green cardamoms. Once the cardamoms crackle, add ginger-garlic paste and saute taking care that it should not burn.
- Add the onions and green chilies and saute till the onions are lightly brown.
- Add the cubed cottage cheese and saute it nicely in the onions so that it incorporates the flavors.
- Now add little salt, white pepper, turmeric and chilli powder, according to your taste level(don't forget we already added green chilli) and 3/4 of the chopped coriander. Mix thoroughly.
- In the yogurt add the cornstarch and beat lightly, and add this to the preperation. Keep the flame low all this while and mix properly, cornstarch prevents the curdling of yogurt. Cook for about a minute.
- Add the milk and bring the curry to a boil then cover and cook in low for few more minutes.
- Once the curry thickens, switch off the flame. Garnish with remaining coriander.
- Serve hot with any Indian flatbreads and see how your friends, relatives and nice ones just enjoy this amazing dish.............Bon Apetit!!!!!!!!!!!
Reposting some archived recipes for Jay's Event,(from my previous blog) :
I want to send thiem to couple of food events going on blogosphere:
Divya's Show Me the curry
Blog Bites 6 - Potluck
And to Priya's Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday