How to make Paneer Angara - SK Khazana -

Just like the name, this desi dish is super delicious and spicy too. Serve it with Tandoori roti, naan or chapati.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Charcole pieces

Cuisine : Indian, Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Paneer Angara - SK Khazana

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English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Angara - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 1 inch cubes 350 grams

  • Charcole pieces 2-3

  • Oil + drizzling 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 1

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green cardamom 2-3

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Cashewnut paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onion cut into 1 inch dices and layers separated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch dices 1 medium

  • Paneer Masala 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnish

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Paranthe to serve

Method

Step 1

Heat oil and ghee in a non-stick wok, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds and 1-2 cloves. Break green cardamom pods and add the seeds, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onion and a pinch of salt, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes or till the onion turns light golden brown.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes or till the raw smells disappear. Reduce heat, add salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix well. Add 2 tbsps water and sauté on high heat for a few seconds.

Step 4

Add fresh tomato puree and mix well. Add cashew nut paste and mix well. Saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till the oil separates.

Step 5

Add ¾ cup water, mix well and let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 6

Add onion and capsicum and mix well. Cook for 1 minute. Add Paneer Masala and mix well. Cook for 1 minute.

Step 7

Heat charcoal on direct flame till red hot.

Step 8

Add cottage cheese cubes and mix gently. Add 2 tbsps water and mix gently. Cook on low heat.

Step 9

Keep the hot charcoal piece in a small stainless steel bowl and place it in the middle of the cottage cheese mixture. Keep remaining cloves over the charcoal, drizzle a little oil and cover the pan immediately.

Step 10

Switch the heat off, and let the smoky flavor infuse for 3-5 minutes.

Step 11

Take the lid off and transfer into a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with lemon wedges, onion rings and paranthe.

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