Aloo Paneer | Potatoes with cottage cheese

   
       Paneer or Cottage Cheese is also known as Indian Cheese. It is an important part of Indian cuisines. It is generally made by curding heated milk with lemon juice or vinegar.
      Paneer consist of 4 percent fat and 11 percent protein. So it is a high source of protein. There are many health benefits of paneer. Paneer is very good in taste and there are many varieties of dishes of paneer such as sahi paneer, paneer butter masala, paneer tikka masala , palak paneer, matar paneer etc. etc.
       Aloo paneer is a common and simple dish of Indian cuisine.  Aloo or potato tastes good with paneer. I am using here very less amount of spices and cooked it in a very home style manner.


The recipe of Aloo paneer | Potatoes with cottage cheese


Ingredients:


  • 250 gms of paneer
  • 2 medium sized potato
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, chopped 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


Method:


  1.      Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Open cooker and peel the potatoes.  Cut the potatoes into pieces.
  2.       Cut the paneer into pieces,  same size as the potatoes
  3.        Make a paste of the onions  in a grinder. 
  4.        In a pan heat oil. Add onion paste and saute till golden brown and oil separates. Add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes. Stir and fry till oil separates. Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt. Stir and fry. Add paneer and potatoe pieces and saute over high heat till glossy.
  5.         Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Add garam masala and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6.        Aloo paneer is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti, paratha or naan. You can also serve aloo paneer with rice. enjoy........

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