Thursday, June 11, 2009

Paneer Stuffed Aloo Dum & Venice Trip ....


No .... Don't think that I am going to Venice or came back from Venice . Last weekend we went to the "Festival City" in Dubai . I really surprised when I saw the canals like Venice & was thinking how romantic it is ...
Dubai is well known for their amazing architectual buildings . but this was really new for me . Here is the picture :



I thought to make something special , since my husband took me some special place to visit . He loves paneer . So I made Paneer paratha , Paneer stuffed Aloo Dum & Some sweet dish .Here is the recipe of Paneer stuffed Aloo dum ......

Ingredients :-

1. 3-4 Big potatoes .
2. 300gm Paneer
3. 1" piece of ginger
4. 3 medium red onion
5. 5 pod garlic
6. 4 green chilles
7. 2 Tomatoes pureed
8. 1 tsp turmeric
9. 12-15 cashew nuts paste
10.3 tsp youghut
11. 1-2 tsp red chilli powder
12. 1" piece of cinnamon
13. 2 Bay leave
14. 1 tsp garam masala
15. salt to taste
16. 1/2c water
17. 3 tsp Oil
18. handful Coriender leaf
19. 1 tsp sugar ( optional )


Method :-

1. Clean & cut the potato in half .Now pressure cook the potato pieces with some salt . Make sure that the potatoes are not over cooked .

2. Peel the potatoes & keep aside .

3. Now in a small bowl mix paneer , 1 finely chopped onion , 2 green chillies , finely chopped coriender , salt & 1 tsp garam masala powder .

4. Once potatoes become cool take a spoon & scoop the potatoes carefully to make a hole in the middle of the potato . For this you need patience so that the potatoes don't break otherwise you can't stuff them .

5. Now put the paneer mixture in the scooped potatoes & keep aside .

6. Grind ginger , garlic in a food processor till smooth . Separately grind onion .

7. In a heavy bottom vessel add oil . When oil become hot add the sugar . Now add the cinnamon piece & bay leaves .

8. When the masala crackle add onion & Saute until onions gets soft.Add ginger-garlic paste & fry till raw smell goes .

9. Now add the tomato puree , turmeric powder , chilli powder . Fry in slow heat with occassional Stir to avoid from sticking to the bottom .

10. when oil start leaving add the cashew nut paste & youghut . At this point add salt

11. Now add 1/2 cup water & bring it to boil .

12. Once the gravy become slightly thick add the potatoes carefully so that it won't break . Let it cook for 7-10 min each sides . If needed add some more water . When gravy become thick remove from heat .

13. Garnish with some fresh chopped coriender & serve hot with some paratha or even rice & fresh salad .

Note : Handle the potatoes very carefully when you will place them in the gravy , or else it will break or stuffing will come out .
& when you will scoop the potatoes make sure the outoer wall of the potatoes should be thick enough to hold the stuffing .


Gita Jaishankar said...

wow...awesome pictures with a yummy dish dear :)

Ann said...

beautiful pictures and a delicious curry..

Unknown said...

Lovely dish dolon...paneer stuffed aaloor dum looks delightful...and ofcourse the picture of Festival city is lovely extra bonus...

Finla said...

That potato, paneer dish looks really creamy and yummy.

Pooja said...

Wow the festival city looks so beautiful. Never heard of it till now. Seems you had a great time out there! And oh what an awesome dish! And an unique recipe too. Should try out some time.

kittymatti said...

very interesting..i love potato n paneer..this recipe is a real good one!

Uma said...

Nice picture. The curry and paratha looks so good and mouth-watering :)

Padma said...

Lovely pictures Dolon .... the stuffed paneer alu dum looks too great... and served with paratha ... so yumm :)

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

You made paneer too. And in dum aloo. That's two favourites in one. Looks inviting.

That picture could fool you into thinking that was Venice. said...

The pic looks phenomenal!!!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow this is interesting recipe i have bookmarked ..aloo dum i have made paneer i have never stuffed ...will visit regularly dear

Vidya said...

Lovely dish. paneer stuffed dum aloo looks very tempting. Nice clicks!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Hi i tried this it came out soooooooooooo good like stuffing paneer in the potato.. we really enjoyed it.. thanks so much for the recipe..