Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Paneer Do Pyaza

Hello Foodaholics!! Hope you'll are doing good and celebrating food everywhere. We foodies don't need any reason to celebrate food. Right? You give us any damn reason and we come up with innovative ideas to make our meal special for that day.

As we all know IPL season is going on in full swing in India, and we both are supporters of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR); though we have to get up at odd hours to see the matches but anything for you KKR! So, last week there was a match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and obviously KKR won which gave us a big reason to celebrate.

And hence Paneer Do Pyaza and Garlic Naan (recipe here) to relish the flavors of this exotic dish. This is a very popular North Indian dish which is commonly served in restaurants. As the name itself specifies Paneer (Cottage Cheese)  Do (Twice) Pyaza (Onions). This recipe calls for using onions twice and in two different ways. How??? You'll get to know about it in the recipe:


1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 20-25 pieces (cubed)
2. Onions (chopped): 1 cup
3. Onions (cubed): 1 cup
4. Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
5. Tomatoes (chopped): 1 cup
6. Whole Garam Masala: (1/2 cinnamon, 3-4 green cardamoms, 5-6 cloves, 5-6 black peppers)
7. Turmeric Powder: 1 tbsp
8. Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp 
9. Cumin Powder: 1 tbsp
10. Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 tsp
11. Kasuri Methi: 1 tbsp 
12. Fresh Cream: 1/4 cup 
13. Green Chillies: 2 
14. Cilantro (chopped): for garnishing
15. Oil: for cooking
16. Salt: as per taste


1. Place a heavy bottomed pan on medium-high heat and pour oil in it. 

2. When the oil is hot enough add the onion cubes and fry them until they get a light golden color. Once done remove them in a plate and keep aside.

3. In the same pan add more oil if required and add the whole garam masala and let them crackle. Take care not to burn them. 

4. When you can smell the aroma of garam masala discard the whole garam masala (optional). This step will infuse the aroma of the masalas in the oil and you don't have to worry about getting them into your mouth while eating.

5. Now add the chopped onions and fry them until they become translucent. 

6. At this point add the ginger-garlic paste and fry it for 2-3 mins or until the raw flavor of ginger-garlic is gone.

7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook the mixture for another 2-3 mins or until the tomatoes becomes mushy.

8. Now, it's time to add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder,cumin powder and cook it for a min. 

9. Now add the paneer cubes and give it a nice stir until all the flavors of the masala mixture get into the paneer pieces.

10. Add water and cover the pan with a lid. Let the gravy simmer for 4-5 mins. Take out the lid and check the seasoning. Add salt if needed.

11. Now it's time to add the fried onion cubes, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and fresh cream. Give it a nice stir and let them get infused with the curry. Cover the lid and let it again simmer for a minute or two. 

12. Take a serving bowl and take out the Paneer Do Pyaza in it. Garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro and serve it with Garlic Naan, Veg Pulao or Roti. Enjoy!!


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