Paneer Matar Masala & Garlic Naan
I made this yesterday & thought will share it with you all.
1) Paneer Matar Masala
Paneer abt 2 Cups (cut into an inch cubes)
Onions 1 cup finely chopped & another onion cut into 1/4 inch cubes
6-7 Garlic Cloves
Ginger abt 3 spoons when ground
1 spoon Methi seeds
1/4 cup green matar(blanched or half boiled)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp broken kaju
1 tsp chilli powder and salt
2 cups fresh tomato puree (4 big tomatoes should suffice)
1 tsp jeera powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp honey or sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
Take the chopped onion, ginger, garlic & almonds and grind them into a paste
In a pan , add some oil & the above paste & cook till golden, add chilli & puree & cook for some time.
Add the cumin seed powder, garam masala and ½ cup of water and cook for some time till the oil separates from the masala. Keep aside.
In another pan, melt the butter, add methi daana & cubed onions & cook till the onions are lightly browned.
Add this to the tomato gravy, along with the peas, honey, milk, cream, paneer and salt and allow it to come to a boil.
2) Garlic Naan
1 cup maida
1/3 spoon fresh yeast
1/4 cup garlic cloves
1 tsp jeera
few sprigs of dhaniya
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
sugar, salt to taste
Butter & oil
Take 2 spoons of hot water , add the yeast & leave aside for it to ferment.
Take garlic, jeera, dhaniya, sugar, lemon juice, salt , green chillies & grind to a course paste (should not be too fine)
Make the dough using the above paste with the maida and add the yeast to it (You can add 1-2 spoons of oil to it or abt 5-6 spoons of milk to make it softer)
Cover this dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside till it doubles in volume (approx.15 to 20 minutes).
Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
Divide the dough into small potions & roll them only in one direction to make them elongated.
Grease a pressure cooker very lightly with oil and heat it upside down on the gas.
Take a little water in your hand and wet 1 side of the naan slightly & stick it into the pressure cooker.
Remove the naans and brush with butter.
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