How to make Paneer Babycorn Balchao -

A vegetarian Goan balchao.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Babycorns (बेबी कॉर्न)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Paneer Babycorn Balchao checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Paneer Kesari Undhiyo Spicy Vegetable and Potato Bake Lasoon Batata

Paneer Babycorn Balchao

Paneer Babycorn Balchao Recipe Card


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 : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Babycorn Balchao Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 500 grams

  • Babycorns 7-8

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 10-12

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Cloves 7-8

  • Malt vinegar 1/2 cup

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a non stick frying pan and add oil.

Step 2

In a mixer jar, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies, ginger, garlic, cloves and malt vinegar. Grind till smooth, using 2-3 tablespoons of water.

Step 3

Add onion to the pan and sauté. In the meanwhile, slice the baby corns diagonally.

Step 4

Add tomatoes to the pan. Mix well and add a little water. Cook till tomatoes are soft.

Step 5

Cut paneer into 1 inch rectangles. Add tomato puree and ground paste to the pan. Mix well.

Step 6

Add baby corns and paneer pieces and mix well with the masala. Add 4 tablespoons water.

Step 7

Add salt and sugar. Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes or till it thickens.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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