ABC Curry/ Almond Beetroot Cottage Cheese Curry

Almond beetroot cottage cheese or paneer curry. Or you can call it ABC curry. A spicy flavorful rich creamy gravy with marinated and lightly fried paneer and almonds with all the goodness of beetroot. Full of aroma and mouthwatering taste.

Lightly fried marinated paneer and rich creamy and aromatic gravy made this curry absolutely delicious. You can serve it as a party side dish. Already shared some more curries with paneer on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Tomato corn peas paneer kadhi

2. Paneer in mustard gravy

3. Gobhi palak paneer

4. Chhanar dalna

5. Kathal paneer kofta curry

6. Schezwan paneer

7. Italian flavoured paneer bhurji

8. Methi paneer kofta in palak gravy

9. Paneer capsicum stir fry

10. Paneer kala chana kofta curry

11. Mint paneer kofta

12. Hariyali paneer makhani masala

13. Shahi paneer

14. Aloo paneer

Monday again and this week’s #246 Foodiemonday bloghop theme is P For Paneer suggested by me. So we all bloghop members are sharing different paneer or cottage cheese recipes this week. Check out what my fellow bloggers are sharing for this theme.

I have used soaked and peeled almonds in the curry, you can use cashews instead. Or you can also make it without nuts. Don’t skip the marination step. Marinated paneer will give a wonderful taste to the curry.

Recipe

Paneer or cottage cheese – 2 & 1/2 cup, cubed

Yogurt – 1 tablespoon

Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger garlic paste – 2 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon

Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Almond – 2 tablespoon

Beetroot – 1, grated or finely chopped

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Onion – 1 medium, sliced

Garlic – 3 – 4 cloves, chopped

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, chopped

Green chilli – 1 – 2 or to taste, chopped

Tomato – 2 medium, chopped

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Green cardamom – 3

Cinnamon – 1/2 inch piece

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped

Oil – 2 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon

Water – 2 cup

Method

1. Marinate the paneer or cottage cheese cubes with 1 tablespoon yogurt, salt, 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder. Mix well, cover and keep aside for 15 – 30 minutes. I have used homemade paneer, get the recipe here.

2. Soak the almonds in hot water for 15 minutes. Peel when cool.

3. Grind the grated or finely chopped beetroot. You can add 1 – 2 teaspoon water for easy grinding.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add green cardamom, cinnamon, sliced onion, chopped ginger and garlic. Saute till onion becomes brown. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes becomes mushy. Let it cool down. Grind the onion tomato mixture when cool. Make a smooth paste.

5. Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a pan. Spread the marinated paneer. Shallow fry for a minute.

6. Turn the paneer pieces upside down and saute for 1 minute more. Paneer should be lightly fried. Don’t make brown. Transfer the paneer pieces into a plate.

7. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add ground beetroot. Saute till moisture evaporates and beetroot paste dried up. You can add little more oil if require.

8. Add onion tomato paste and green peas. Mix well. Add salt, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Saute till oil leaves the sides.

9. Now add paneer or cottage cheese cubes,peeled almond and chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Mix well. Saute for 1 – 2 minute.

10. Add water and let it boil. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes or till green peas becomes soft.

11. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve with roti, paratha, naan, puri, pulao, fried rice or any bread.

Notes

1. Use green chilli according to your taste. Add more if you want your curry spicy.

2. Cashew nuts can be used instead of almonds. Or you can skip both.

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Oats Whole Wheat Coffee Jaggery Cookies/ Nankhatai/ Shortbread Cookies/ Eggless Cookies

Oats whole wheat coffee nankhatai or shortbread cookies with jaggery. Used organic jaggery powder instead of sugar. And taste is just awesome. Soft and mouth melting cookies. Coffee and jaggery is a great combo. A healthy and delicious cookie for kids too. Perfect to serve with milk.

You can dip the cookies in melted chocolate to make more attractive. Dip half portion in melted chocolate and let it dry before serving or storing. Or you can also add some choco chips in the dough. Or add dry fruits pieces of your choice. I have used oatmeal and whole wheat flour. If you want to make it gluten free you can use pearl millet flour or bajra atta instead of whole wheat flour. You can also add little cinnamon powder in the dough if you like coffee cinnamon mixed flavour.

You can get some more cookies recipes on this blog. To get recipes click here .

I have followed my basic nankhatai recipe with some changes. And very happy with the taste. You can get some more nankhatai or shortbread cookies on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Nankhatai

2. Oats thandai nankhatai

3. Orange nankhatai

4. Gluten free rose flavoured nankhatai

If you are my regular reader then you know I am a member of bloghop group where every Monday one of the members suggest two theme and we vote for one. This Monday our 245 #FoodieMonday bloghop theme is Love For Coffee suggested by Sasmita who blog at First Timer Cook. Sasmita has a wonderful blog with many mouthwatering recipes. Lockdown extended and my vegetable vendor stopped coming so raw mango is unavailable. Eagerly waiting for raw mango to try her Raw mango rice. I also love her healthy and delicious Vegetable ragi soup and many other recipes. So don’t forget to visit her space.

These cookies are made of oatmeal and whole wheat flour or atta. These flour are healthy options and great for kids. But you can also use all purpose flour or maida. Or if you want to make gluten free cookies use bajra or pearl millet flour instead of whole wheat flour or atta. And do you love coffee cinnamon mixed flavour? If yes, add little cinnamon powder with instant coffee in the dough. Sometimes I also make it with ghee or clarified butter. Use butter or ghee whatever you have. Taste will be absolutely delicious with both.

Recipe

Oatmeal – 1 cup

Whole wheat flour or atta – 1/2 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Jaggery/gur powder – 1 cup

Instant coffee – 2 teaspoon

Butter – 1/2 cup

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. If you don’t have oatmeal, grind 1 cup oats into fine powder.

4. In a bowl mix oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder and soda.

5. In a large bowl whisk melted butter, coffee powder and jaggery powder. Whisk well till jaggery dissolved and everything combines well. Use hand blender or stand mixer.

6. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Don’t knead much. Just mix everything well.

7. Make small balls and press gently. Arrange on lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.

8. Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges becomes brown. Don’t over bake. Over baking will make your cookies crisp.

9. Let the cookies cool down completely before removing from baking sheet. Serve with milk, tea or coffee. Or store in airtight container for later use.

Notes

1. Ghee or clarified butter can be used instead of butter.

2. You can add choco chips in the dough.

3. If you are making these cookies for kids dip the half cookies in melted chocolate and let them dry. Kids will surely love this treat.

4. To make gluten free, use pearl millet flour or bajra atta instead of whole wheat flour. Or you can also use all purpose flour or maida instead of oatmeal and whole wheat flour.

5. Chopped dry fruits can be used in the dough.

Happy baking!

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