Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Veg & Paneer Sagu !

Veg Paneer Sagu!


1 cup Paneer cubed & stir-fried.
1/2 cup green peas
2 potatoes cubed
1 large tomato chopped
1 small onion, chopped
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon ghee
2 bay leaves
2 whole red chillies
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves (for wet masala & garnishing)
1/4cup coconut milk
2 green chillies
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 inch cinnamon stick
2-3 cloves
2-3 pods cardamom
2 tsp poppy seeds

Wet masala :
Grind ginger, coconut milk, cilantro leaves and green chillies adding only a little water into a fine paste.

Dry masala:

Dry roast cumin seeds, cinnamon bark, cloves, cardamom pods, and poppy seeds in a heavy pan until they give out a strong aroma. Remove from flame and grind to a fine powder and set aside.

Add just enough water to cover the vegetables and cook by covering the pan with a lid. Now add the tomatoes ,paneer ,turmeric and salt to taste & let it Simmer for few minutes.Later add the masala paste and Stir thoroughly before adding the dry masala & little water depending on the consistency you require & cook till done.

Finally ,heat the ghee in a heavy frying pan toss in the the bay leaves, red chillies and cardomoms ,cloves until brown add this to the above sagu. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve hot with rice/ chapathis