Zucchini Paneer

Recipe courtesy Bal Arneson
Show: Spice Goddess Episode: Family Favorites
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup 1-inch cubed zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon Quick Garam Masala, recipe follows
  • 1 cup homemade paneer, cut into large dice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Pinch salt
  • Serving suggestion: rice or plain rotis
QUICK GARAM MASALA:
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
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Directions

Place 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet and add the onions and ginger and cook for about 4 minutes. Add the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chile flakes and turmeric, and toast for 10 seconds. Add the tomatoes, zucchini and water as needed, and cook until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Add the Quick Garam Masala and cover with a lid.

Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add the remaining1 tablespoon oil. Add the paneer cubes and fry the cubes until golden brown, turning frequently. Add the paneer to the zucchini during the last 2 minutes of cooking, along with the cilantro, and stir well. Season the mixture with salt. Serve with rice or plain rotis.

Loosely grind together all the spices in a mortar and pestle. Makes about 1/4 cup. Store unused amount in an airtight jar, in a cool dark place.

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  • on October 02, 2012

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    It was tasty but the fenugreek and turmeric should be halved, its wayyy too overpowering.

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  • on September 20, 2011

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    I made this dish after seeing Bal cook it on cooking channel. Turned out great. But sadly the recipe on this site doesn't match the one on TV in many places. The garam masala used here was not just a generic one, it was a specific blend she made fresh. The amount of zucchini looks very off. I am disappointed by the cooking channel's quality control here. I love Bal's show and her recipes. Would have really appreciated a little more attention to detail while transferring her recipes from the show to the website.
    Having said all that, this recipe, as per what was shown on TV, is excellent.

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  • on July 11, 2011

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    Amazingly delish, healthy, and the flavors are incredible. I have made this recipe so many times- lately been omitting the water and adding garlic and eggs to make an Indian frittata. I adore bal and her recipes- I have yet to make one that wasn’t absolutely fantastic!

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