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Creamy Cottage Cheese

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Ingredients:

250G. Small Curd Cottage Cheese
1T. Ginger – Garlic Paste
2 Green Chili (deseeded, finely chopped)
1C. Red Bell pepper (finely chopped)
½ C. Green peas
2 Onions (chopped)
1 Tomato (chopped)
1T. Cumin seeds
¼ T. Garam Masala
¼ T. Turmeric Powder
½ T. Red Chili Powder
1T. Coriander Powder
¼ C. Milk
1T. Lemon Juice
2T. Fresh Coriander (chopped)
Oil
Salt

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Method:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.
Add chopped onions, chilies, ginger-garlic paste and saute for few minutes.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and bell pepper. Give it a quick stir and cook till they turn soft.

Add garam masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt to taste, stir.

Once fragrant add the milk and mix.

Stir in the cottage cheese, green peas, along with the lemon juice and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with the bread of your choice.

Tip: Any type of cottage cheese can be used for this recipe. Crumble or grate it before use.

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Cottage cheese in Butter & Tomato Gravy (Paneer Makhani)

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Ingredients:

250 Grams Cottage cheese (Paneer)

For Makhani Gravy:

06 Tomatoes (pureed)
4T. Butter
4 Green cardamoms
1T. Ginger paste
1T. Garlic paste
1T. Red chili powder (deggi mirch)
¼ T. Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi),roasted and crushed
1T. Honey
3 ½ T. Fresh cream
Salt
Few strands of Mace

Recipe

Heat two tablespoons of butter in a deep non stick pan on low heat. Add the green cardamoms and mace and cook till fragrant.

Add the ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a minute

Add the pureed tomatoes, salt, red chili powder and cook, stirring occasionally, for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Add the kasuri methi, remaining butter, honey & cream to the gravy and mix well.

Once the gravy is done add the cubed cottage cheese and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve hot with roti or rice.