Vegetarian Food – Paneer Bhutuwa (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Paneer Cheese Cubes Curried with Mixed Vegetables)
INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. paneer cheese, diced (tofu can be used)
  • 2 cups mushroom, sliced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, cleaned and torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 5 dry whole red chilies
  • 1/2 cup whole cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  • In a non-stick sauté pan, heat two tablespoons of oil.
  • Brown cheese cubes on all sides and reserve in a plate.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, blanch vegetables, including cauliflower, mushroom and red bell pepper for a brief time.
  • Remove immediately and place in ice bath.
  • In the same sauté pan, add remaining three tablespoons oil.
  • Add turmeric and dry red chilies and fry until the chilies turn dark, releasing an earthy flavor.
  • Add chopped onions and stir constantly until lightly browned.
  • Add garlic, ginger and curry powder and fry for a minute or so.
  • Transfer the browned cheese cubes and vegetables and stir-fry for five minutes over low heat.
  • Add tomatoes, cream, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • Allow cooking for another five to eight, adding a bit of water if necessary.
  • At last, add spinach to the cheese-vegetable mixture and gently fold in to wilt it down.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com
Author: Tulsi Regmi

Originally posted 2010-07-13 16:21:58.

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