Paneer Dipped in Pudina Gravy

This will be suitable with any Paratha / Naan / Roti. This gravy is my own creation. Its very simple. I had earlier made this dish with only paneer and other spices. Later on my husband suggested to add vegetables.The second time I used vegetables to ... We loved it for roti's

Since this recipe includes spices this will be my entry to Think Spice...think Star Anise, hosted by Sunita






Pudina With Paneer
Ingredients
  • Pudina leaves - 2 cups
  • Paneer Cubes - 20 to 25
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic clove - 1
  • Medium size Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Green chillies - 8
  • Cashews - 2 tsp (soaked in water)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4 tsp
Method
For the paste : -
  • Boil the tomatoes ( I used in microwave without adding water). Take out the skin
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan
  • Add ginger - garlic, onion, pudina leaves fry till onion soft
  • Grind the tomatoes, fried ginger-garlic, onion, pudina leaves & green chillies, cashews (water as per req)
  • Make a smooth paste.
How to Proceed :-
  • Fry paneer in the hot oil. When it is frying, as soon as the paneer cubes are light golden in color, remove it and put it in the medium hot water. Again remove from the water and dry it on a paper. So that you will get soft cubes and as well as all the oil goes away. Keep aside
  • Take a Pan. Heat 2 tsp oil, add pudina paste, salt & fry for few minutes
  • Add paneer, boil the gravy
Serve hot
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Pudina gravy with vegetables & Paneer
Ingredients
  • Pudina leaves - 2 cups
  • Paneer Cubes - 20 to 25
  • Vegetables - (peas, capsicum, potato, beans)
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic clove - 1
  • Star anise - 1
  • Cinnamon sticks - 2 small pieces
  • Cloves -Lavang - 2
  • Medium size Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Green chillies - 8
  • Cashews - 2 tsp (soaked in water)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4 tsp
Method

For the paste : -
  • Boil the tomatoes ( I used in microwave without adding water). Take out the skin
    Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan
  • Add star anise, cinnamon, cloves, ginger - garlic, onion, pudina leaves fry till onion soft
  • Grind the tomatoes, fried star anise, cinnamon, cloves, ginger-garlic, onion, pudina leaves & green chillies, cashews(water as per req)
  • Make a smooth paste.
How to Proceed :-
  • Fry paneer in the hot oil. When it is frying, as soon as the paneer cubes are light golden in color, remove it and put it in the medium hot water. Again remove from the water and dry it on a paper. So that you will get soft cubes and as well as all the oil goes away. Keep aside
  • Take a Pan. Heat 2 tsp oil, add pudina paste, salt & fry for few minutes
  • Add paneer & vegetables &  boil the gravy
Serve hot

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23 comments

Trupti said...

I never tried Pudina gravy..but it looks delicious. Thanks Vanamala for sharing this recipe & visiting my blog.

Asha said...

Cam smell the pudina aroma from here, looks yummy! Great entry Mala!:)
Btw, I sent you my entry for Kid's food thru' e mail, posted at Aroma. Hope you got it. Didn't see you there, just wondering whether you received the mail!:)

Mansi Desai said...

ooh! that's a nice twist on palak-paneer style Vanamala! loved the mint addition, and your plate looks gorgeous:)

Kalai said...

I love pudhina!! This sounds wonderful... Thanks and nice entry! :)

Dhivya said...

love pudhina..but never tried gravy...looks delicious..will try sometime

Uma said...

wow, looks so colorful and yummy!

Richa said...

pudina imparts such a good flavor & aroma :) gravy looks very good, Mala!

easycrafts said...

Nice idea of making gravy with pudina..loved the colour

Srivalli said...

That looks yummy...nice method to use pudina...

Jayashree said...

Looks very nice....thx.

Seema said...

Gravy looks so good.. Aromatic i am sure with Pudina in it.. Will love it with Paneer in it & some hot parathas on the side!

Sagari said...

pudhina gravy yummmmm nice recipe vanamala

AnuSriram said...

Mint and Paneer makes an awesome combination... Looks delicious..

Rupa said...

Yummy..looks similar to palak paneer??Didnt know this recipe..Have lots of pudina in my vegetable garden..will try this for sure..Thanks for sharing

Shankari said...

anything that has mint is my fan and to top it off it has paneer as well..

Annu said...

Hi...I like the smell of pudina.I always found difficulty with greeny flavoured mint,I dont no much varities.Thanks for shareing this.

Thanks for your nice comment in my blog.

Meera said...

Looks so delicious! Pudina must have added such a wonderful flavor.

Saswati said...

hi vanamala thanx for dropping by and i really like this version of paneer...very different.

Roopa said...

Pudina gravy looks awesome:) Congrats on yout award Vanamala:)

Prema Sundar said...

Pudina gravy ... that sounds interesting and different. looks very nice and thanks for sharing.

Vanamala said...

Thanks a lot friends. Very tasty gravy. Try it !!!

Divya Vikram said...

The dish looks really good..and tempting too..Will try them sometime..

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy will try one of these days...
rgds
Mangala....