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Express Recipes: How to make Pudina Paneer

The fresh, minty taste, and the red-white appeal of tomato and paneer make this delightful dish a winner.

Written by Nita Mehta | New Delhi |
October 12, 2015 3:06:42 pm
Pudina Paneer recipe Pudina Paneer recipe

The fresh, minty taste, and the red-white appeal of tomato and paneer make this delightful dish a winner.

Pudina Paneer

Serves 4
250 gms paneer – cut into 1” triangular or square pieces
4 onions – sliced
½ tsp turmeric (haldi) powder, 1 tsp red chilli paneer
¾ tsp salt, 4 tbsp tomato puree
3 big tomatoes
2 tbsp dry mint (poodina) powder (read tip, given below)
4 tbsp oil

(Also read: How to make Paneer Taka Tak)

* Cut each tomato into 4 slices lengthwise, remove pulp, chop the pulp and cut the outer skin into 1” pieces. Keep aside.

* Heat 4 tbsp oil and add sliced onions, cook till brown. Add 2 tbsp water. Stir.

* Reduce heat. Add turmeric, red chilli powder and salt.

* Add pulp of tomatoes and tomato puree. Cook for 5-6 minutes or till oil separates.

* Add paneer, dry mint powder, tomato pieces and garam masala powder. Stir for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Serve hot.

(Also read: How to make Palak Paneer)

Tips: Drying mint (Poodina) in a microwave…
Spread 1 cup mint leaves in a flat micro-proof plate. Microwave for 2 minutes. Give standing time for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and leave it outside for 2 hours till dry. Store in an air tight bottle. To use, crush with the hands roughly.

(Also read: How to make Kadhai Paneer)

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