Friday, April 27, 2007

Gulabi Paneer - Paneer cooked in beetroot sauce

Inspired by my Mom's Beetroot halwa , i got some beets ..
From somewhere got the image of how beautiful paneer would look
in a pink coloured sauce .. And Lo we go


Beet Root - 2 medium sized chopped to small pieces
Onion - Big sliced
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 1/4 tsp ( use half more than the usual ,as beets are sweetish )
Garam Masala - 3/4 tsp
Yogurt - 3 tsp
Paneer - as much as u want .. I like slices than the usual cubes

Flavoured Milk:

Cardamom - 2
cinnamon - a very small piece
Milk - 1 1/2 cups

Boil milk with the cardamom and cinnamon for 2 minutes.


1) Heat oil , Add onion slices and half of the garam masala.
2) Cook on low heat. When onions are light brown add ginger garlic paste.
3) When there is no raw smell add chilly powder , salt.
4) Stir in chopped beetroot.
5) Increase the heat , make space in the middle and add yogurt tsp by tsp
each time waiting for the water to evaporate and mixing it with the masala.
6) Add remaining garam masala and cook covered for 10 minutes.
7) When beets are cooked , switch off , cool and grind to a smooth paste.
8) Heat oil , add the paste , saute for few seconds. Remove the caradmom and cinnamon and add the milk and stir well
till you get a thick gravy. This should take less than a minute.
9) Add paneer. Garnish with corriander leaves


Suganya said...

Nice beetroot recipe...will love to try this..

Richa said...

hey, you really come up with such different combinations, don't you!
such a cool color!

RML said...

Hi ayesha,
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.Wow u have a nice blog here.The beetroot recipe is colorful and looks delicious.
Lets keep in touch.

Sia said...

thats one innovative dish ayesha. love the name:)

Ayesha Seerin said...

Thanks richa : i come up with such combinations just to make me eat veges
Thanks rml
Sia - i first named it pink paneer , nut it sounded like pink panther :-) ..

Pravs said...

Oh very creative idea.Looks lovely.
You have some very different recipes out here. Thanks for coming by my blog.

Rams said...

chance-ae illa...evlooooo recipes....inga pasanga kaanju poi kedakkom...ippo pasikudhu vera... idhellaam paathaa.....HMMMMMMMMM

Ayesha Seerin said...

:-) .. Cummon guys , you have so many restaurants around ..
naanga dhaan veliya saapda vazhi illaama irukkom

Anonymous said...

beautiful dishes you cook up ayesha!!

Sharmi said...

hey, very new and vibrant recipe.

Vcuisine said...

This is very colourful Ayesha. Viji