Monday, March 8, 2010

Paneer Shalgam

I picked those turnips because they looked very fresh. After coming home decided to toss them in a pan along with paneer and homemade garam masala. I do not know if this is the traditional way of cooking turnips or not. but we enjoyed every bit of it. Refreshingly delicious!

Paneer Shalgam
Turnip with Indian cottage cheese
6 medium turnips, cut into pieces
1 cup paneer cubes
1 tsp punjabi garam masala
1/2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander leaves

1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add cumin seeds and turmeric powder. As they sizzle, add onions.
2. Saute till onion is soft. Stir in tomatoes and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 5 minutes.
3. Add Punjabi garam masala. Saute again for 10 minutes.
4. Add turnip pieces. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and chili powder. Switch the gas to low. Cover and let it cook till turnip pieces are soft.
5. Add salt to taste and paneer pieces. Mix well. Add more water if necessary. Simmer till thick gravy is formed.
6. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Note -
1. For fancier version, you can fry paneer pieces before adding to the curry. I didn't fry paneer.


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