Time for another guest post. And this time it’s Sujitha from Suji’s cooking Lab. Yet another school friend of mine. Actually, we were not best of friends during school times…rite suji? But then facebook gave us another chance to re-unite and this time the bonding was stronger. I came to know her more. She is a great human being and a very friendly person. I love her sense of humor. I wish I had some… Her blog is filled with simple and yummy recipes. I want you all to click n check out her blog. I’m sure you all will like it.
I don’t know why but I had an inner feeling that Sujitha was a hardcore vegetarian. A vegetarian by birth. Maybe because of her name “Sujitha.G.Nair”. Whenever I hear Nair, Nambiar etc. all sorts of vegetables come into my mind. (No offense…sorry…) Later when she started to post food pics, I was amazed and astonished to see chicken dishes. I asked her ‘were you not vegetarian?’ I believe she might’ve been more amazed than me to hear that question.
Well…today Sujitha has come up with an absolutely mouth-watering and delicious looking dish. ‘Paneer’ my favourite. And since it’s New Year and party time, this is a perfect dish. Over to you Sujitha…
A very big HI to all the readers of The Flavourista. Myself – Sujitha, wife to 1, mother to 2 & a friend to many. I own a little blog – Suji’s Cooking Lab and it gives me immense pleasure to do a guest post for a very good friend of mine who happens to be one of the reasons behind the opening of my lab. So I am really happy to do a guest post for her blog.
Even though Shaharban is my school mate, I guess we connected more after our marriage, and that too through Farmville (pretty sure many of you are aware of this game in Facebook). It was during those days (I guess 3-4 yrs back) that she had started posting pics of her ‘cooking experiments’ in her page and I was completely awed by those dishes. The very idea interested me too, so I went ahead and continued my own experiments with food but this time I clicked it as well. And that’s the beginning of Suji’s Cooking Lab.
Shaharban is undoubtedly an AMAZING cook, just look at the dishes posted in her blog and you’ll know I’m right. She has the courage to try out complicated recipes as well that has too many steps in it and still come up with fantastic results. But me, I’m the lazy kind. So I rarely try such recipes and mostly go for simple & easy ones that doesn’t require much hard work but tastes good as well. And that’s the motto of my blog too – easy cook for the lazy cooks 😉
Now, onto my post – PANEER KOFTA CURRY – a quick North – Indian dish that can be made as an accompaniment to rotis/naan/parathas/phulka.
For the balls/kofta :
Paneer – 100 gms – crumbled
Potato – 1 big – boiled and mashed
Onion – 1 small – finely chopped
Jeera powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves – few – chopped
Salt – to taste
Onion – 1 – chopped
Cashew – 50 gms – made into paste
Green chilly – 2 – chopped
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Coriander leaves – for garnish
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mix all the ‘ingredients to make kofta/balls’ in a bowl. Make balls from this mix and fry in hot oil. Heat oil, saute onions and green chilly till the onions become translucent. Lower the flame and add the turmeric powder. Saute for a minute. Add the cashew paste, add little water as to the amount of gravy required. Add salt. Cook for a minute. Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves. Put the balls/koftas in the gravy at the time of serving.
Note : You can add little jeera powder and garam masala powder to the gravy at the end before garnishing. This is a non spicy creamy gravy, so if you feel the gravy needs to be spicy add red chilly powder along with the turmeric while sauteing the onions or add more green chilly.
Hope you liked this simple recipe. If you did, then do give it a try and do visit my space for some more simple recipes. And finally, THANK YOU Shaharban for giving me this wonderful opportunity & of course, for being my inspiration.
Have a nice day !!!!