Kashmiri Red Paneer is a very famous dish known for its exotic flavours and taste, infused with the aroma of spices like Cardamom, Cinnamon and Pepper Corns.
Objective: Learn how to cook Lal Paneer (Red Cottage Cheese):
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 25-30 minutes
Cuisine: Indian (Kashmiri)
Video: See the video here for step by step preparation for Red Paneer (Lal Paneer)
Video duration: 12:01 minutes.
Recipe Specific Ingredients:
Cottage Cheese: 500 Gms
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Cumin Seeds: 1 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Fennel Powder: 2 tea spoons
Ginger Powder: 1 /2 tsp
Pepper Corn: 1 tsp
Big Cardamom: 5-6 Pieces
Cinnamon: 2 pieces of 1 inc
Bay leaves: 2
Salt: 1 tsp (as per taste)
Kashmiri Red chilly Powder: 2 tsp
Mustard Oil: 1 spoon for cooking
Mustard Oil: 5-6 spoons for deep frying
How to Do Preparation for making Peela Paneer:
Wash the cottage cheese with fresh water.
Cut the cheese into pieces/slices.
Fry them in a pan till they turn golden brown in colour and take them out in a bowl of water. This way cheese will remain soft and also the extra oil will be drained.
How to make Peela paneer:
Heat some oil in a pan.
Add a pinch of Asafoetida, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 2 big cardamoms, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 cloves and 2 bay leaves and saute them well.
Add little water to it.
Add 2 tsp Kashmiri red Chilly Powder and mix well.
Add 2 tsp fennel powder, 1/2 Ginger powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
Add 1/2 more water and let it boil.
Add the fried cheese into the pan and mix well. Discard the extra water.
Let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
Add the grinded spices to it.
Add 2-3 green cardamoms and mix well.
Cover the lid and simmer it for 4-5 minutes. Adjust the gravy as per your taste.
It is ready to serve. It goes well with rice. Chapatis will also do.
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