Flat 5-Minutes Easy Paneer Curry Recipe!
Did I shock you there? I know I am guilty because when I posted this Paneer Curry on my Instagram, I had so many of my friends coming over with a sense of amazement. Is this possible? Can it be? Really?? These were the comments that flooded my post. You can check out the post here.
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5-Minutes Paneer Curry for busy weeknights!! #glutenfree #vegetarian #nocarbs . ✒️ Did I tell you that I am back at my work after 6 months of Maternity Leave? Well, apart from moonlighting as a #foodblogger , I work as a Copywriter with one of the leading publishing houses in India. . Last week, I went back to my job, leaving my lil Aria with my mom. As she takes care of my babe for the whole day, I didn’t want to burden her with extra chores like cooking. (But, can you stop mommies? I guess, not) . ⏱️ This has made me realize that I have to look for ways to make #dinner in least possible minutes, so that I can compensate for the time loss with my baby while I was in office. . This #recipe hardly needs any prep, instead you can make it while you are making your Chapattis/Jeera rice alongside. (#mealideas for you, guys. Thank me later!) . This will be coming up on my blog soon enough. . Don’t forget to #followme to stay updated! . . . . . #Paneer #indian #indianfood #bengalifood #delhifoodblogger #asianfood #curry #foodie #onmytable #omnomnom #healthyfood #cleaneating #weeknightdinner #workingmom @thefeedfeed.glutenfree @bbcgoodfood @cosmoindia
But this is true. I actually didn’t use much ingredients. As you might have noticed lately that I am sharing recipes that seldom go overboard in terms of ingredients. My previous recipe of Orange Pulao barely used 5 ingredients (I mean, if you skip Salt & Sugar!)
I am actually THAT desperate in my lookout for easy and quick recipes.
I know it’s a struggle for those like ourselves who lead a busy life, juggling a demanding career and home with kids. Cooking at home and eating healthy often takes a backseat. Solution is most often, if not, becomes eating out or relying on takeaways!
Breaking that barrier to my kitchen has always my priority. Cooking should not necessarily mean elaborate and long hours of prepping and stirring the pot.
So, here’s another of my attempts to limit my minutes in kitchen. Check out this super simple Paneer Curry recipe here. Its Gluten-Free, Vegetarian (No-Onion, No-Garlic) and has no carbs at all.
This super quick and easy Paneer Curry recipe uses ingredients that you can count on your fingertips. It is Gluten-free, Vegetarian and super healthy for those who are watching their food.
- 200 gms Paneer Cut in cubes
- 1.5 inch Ginger Grated or Paste
- 1/2 tsp Jeera or Cumin Seeds
- 1 Dried Bay Leaf
- 2 Green Chilies Slit in halves
- 1/4 tsp Hing or Asafoetida
- Salt as per taste
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder For colour
- 1.5 tsp Cumin Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1/2 cup Water
- A pinch of Kasuri Methi or Fenugreek leaves
Take 2-3 tbsp of water in a bowl. Add all the dried powdered spices in it, like turmeric, Red chili powder, cumin, coriander, garam masala alongwith grated ginger and kasuri methi. Give it a stir and let it soak.
Now, heat oil in a pan and temper it with bay leaf, cumin seeds and asafoetida or hing.
Now, add the green chilies and the spice mix. Fry this on medium heat for a minute or two, before adding the paneer cubes.
Once the Paneer cubes are coated with the spice mix, add the water and season it with Salt and sugar.
Cover the pan with its lid and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes, not more than that. Over cooked Paneer often becomes chewy.
Turn off the heat and add some chopped fresh Coriander leaves before serving.