Everyone love the taste of a no garlic and no onion pure vegetarian dish. So it’s not difficult to make pure veg dishes.
And when non-veg eating people say that the taste is finger-licking you can imagine how it must be tasting in real.
Here is such a no garlic, no onion dish for you all “Aloo Paneer,” a potato and cottage cheese recipe.
Potatoes – 2-3 large chopped in cubes
Paneer or Cottage Cheese – 1 cup cubes Tomato – 2
Bay leaf – 1
Cardamom – 2-3 broken
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cloves – 3
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Green chilli – 1-2
Khuskhus or Poppy seeds – 2 tsp
Melon seeds – 2 tsp
Cumin seed – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 tsp (optional)
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Oil – 2 -3 tbsp
Ghee or Clarified Butter – 1 tsp optional
Cream or Malai – 2 tsp
Soak the khuskhus in hot water or microwave for 2 minutes with water.
Soak the melon seeds and keep aside for some time.
Grind both the khuskhus and melon seeds to make a fine paste. Add in green chilli, chopped ginger and chopped tomatoes to the paste. Grind them altogether. Keep aside.
Fry the potatoes and paneer cubes. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seed. Let it crackle now add broken cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Now add the ground masala paste. Fry well.
Add all the spices. Saute and when oil leaves the sides add fried potatoes, salt and sugar. Saute again.
Add cream or malai, mix well. Saute for some more time. When completely dried up add water as much gravy you a want.
Add paneer cubes. Let it boil. Cover and cook on low medium flame till the potatoes done. Add a spoonful ghee and its ready.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves or green chilli. Serve hot with steamed rice, roti, paratha or poori.