Monday, March 21, 2011

Aaloo Paratha with Paneer Tikka Masala

After Idli and sambhar, if I have to say I enjoy a vegetarian dish it must be these soft aaloo parathas and any paneer dishes.  This is something which I regularly order in a restaurant.  From blogging I have learnt that this is favourite for many like me.  To be honest I enjoy these paneer recipes much more than chicken.
  Aaloo paratha recipe is somrthing which I prepare even in my earlier days of cooking, when I just started to cook.  It never goes wrong and one good thing about these parathas are they remain just as soft even after a long time, you don't have to reheat it again.  So this is perfect for dinner parties or even picnics.
   Paneer Tikka Masala, I learnt from Vahchef.  I know he must be a favourite chef for many foodies.  I enjoy watching his videos.   A good food picture will tempt the viewers, but to me his videos and the way he explains about the food, makes me to try it immediately.  His recipes are always reliable which is presented very interestingly.  I enjoy a lot watching his online recipe, do check it out.

Aaloo Parathas





Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 10 to 12 parathas


Ingredients:
Wheat flour- 300 g
Yogurt- 3 tbsp
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Honey- 1/2 tbsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Water just enough to knead the dough
Oil for making the parathas
For filling:
Potatoes- 3 to 4 medium sized
Onion- 1 small sized finely chopped
Green chilly- 1 chopped
Coriander leaves- finely chopped 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center add the yogurt, honey and ghee.  Add water little by little to make it into a smooth dough.  Knead the dough in a floured work surface for 5 minutes, until the dough looks elastic.  Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl.  Cover with a cling film  and let it rest for minimum 2 hours.

Prepare the filling:
Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes until it's soft enough to mash.  Peel the skin, mash the potatoes without any lumps.  Add the chopped onion, chilly, coriander leaves, salt and pepper to taste. Mix it well.

Prepare the parathas:
Divide the dough into 10 equal rounds and divide the potato filling into 10 equal rounds.  Roll the dough into 3 cm diameter.  Place the filling in the middle.  Close the dough and seal the edges.  Apply some flour to the work surface and roll it out into 8 cm diameter.  Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
Heat a non stick tawa, when the tawa gets heated, place the parathas in the middle.  Cook it each side for 2 to 3 minutes, until it looks brown spots on top.  Apply ghee or oil while cooking.
Serve the parathas warm with veg or non veg curries.

Paneer Tikka Masala




Recipe Source: Varehvah
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients:
Marination:
Paneer- 250 gms
Onion- 1 roughly chopped
Red pepper- 1/2 diced
Green pepper- 1/2 diced
Tomato -  1/2 tomato diced
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Yogurt- 1/2 tbsp
Oil- 1 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste

For gravy:
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Onion- 1 medium sized finely chopped
Tomato- 1 medium sized pureed
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
Flour- 2 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Coriander leaves- 2 stalk finely chopped
Note:
To make your own home made paneer click here

Method:
Dice the paneer into small cubes and marinate with all the marinade ingredients for 1 hour.
Take a grilling pan or normal pan, add all the marinated ingredients and cook until the paneer looks brown around the sides.
  Heat oil in a pan, add the  cumin seeds, finely chopped onion and ginger garlic paste.  Cook till the onion looks light brown in colour. Add the flour to the onion mixture and stir well.  Then add the tomato puree and keep stirring until it looks like one whole mass. Add water slowly to the mixture and thin the gravy.  Add the chilly and coriander powderand let it boil for 2 minutes, until the gravy looks thick.  Finally add the paneer and other grilled ingredients to the gravy and let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with garam masala on top. Just before taking off from heat add the finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve the gravy warm with parathas or naan.


These two recipes goes to AWED- Indian Cuisine hosted by me , started by DK.  Paneer Tikka masla goes to Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi.


98 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Mouthwatering recipe...Both look so tempting...slurp

Now Serving said...

I am salivating Ayeesha! Looks So good!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Wow delicious dishes !!! they look so tempting and yummy !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I too love watching his videos for the simple reason that his instructions are very clear...
yummy parathas look extremely tempting with tikka masala

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Awesome clicks... Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
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savitha ramesh said...

Wat a picture.I am totally out of my mind ,after seeing this recipe.Cool one.

Deeksha said...

yummy aaloo parantha with tempting Paneer Tikka Masala! nice clicks..

Jean said...

this looks really yummy! think I can have the gravy to go with almost anything too :P

SouthindianHome said...

Looks very tempting and wonderful clicks

muppy said...

This looks perfect, I will have to try it. Only thing I don't recognize is kasoori methi? I'll go look it up now ;)

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwww.. looks mouth watering and tempting.. awesome presentation !!

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Rookie Qookie said...

Wud like to have some for Brkfast :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Vimitha Anand said...

Both make a great and lovely combination... Tempting recipe...

cik cek said...

Emmmm....sedapnya...kechur kak cek tengok....boleh try buat ni...

kitchenmorph said...

thomas hates aloo paratha...unfortunate taste i shd say! but paneer tikka masala is a winner thru and thru....though thomas prefers chicken tikka masala :P

Amritha Kalyani said...

yummy... i love this combo... lovely pics. parathas and tikka masala looks great..

Priti said...

Such a wonderful combo ...looks so tempting

indugetscooking said...

Paneer Tikka looks so rich and yummy

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...parathas look just yum !!!

Eizel said...

Paneer is one ingredient in my list of things I can eat everyday without getting tired of it - true there are a lot of recipes floating out there but it's never quite the same coming from a blogger pal :)

Shobha said...

Lovely combination.
I love aloo paratha.

retete- ina said...

This looks fine, loved the idea

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

My mouth is watering..it's so tempting
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

j3ss kitch3n said...

i'm drooling in front of my comp now! looks so yummylicious!

sulagna ™ said...

what a beautifully captured recipe :)

Yummy Team said...

Your pics are amazing, Ayesha..I am also a big fan of Vah chef :)

Kurinji said...

Very tempting paratha..My H's all time fav....
Kurinjikathambam
Event : HRH-Puffed Rice

Suhaina said...

oh my... this is my fav...really yummy looking... i am drooling here...wonderful clicks too.

Prathibha said...

I love both the dishes and I m drooling over d combo

Priya said...

Both tempts me a lot, wat a great looking my favourite dishes...yummmmmm!

indianspicemagic said...

Your comment on my post was so quick.Wounderful pictures.I love aloo and panner in any dish.Love the combination of both.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Awesome combination..Both are looking mouthwatering and tempting....

saffronstreaks said...

love aloo ke parathe and paneer tikka masala too yummy to resisit
with equally inviting pics

Raji said...

Lovely presentation Ayeesha..I too like vahrevah videos..I learnt mysore pak from his site which still remains one of mine best loved sweet dish..delicious.

Yati said...

Look delicious! :)

Mila@Rimbun said...

I love all indian cuisine but most of the time I dont their names hehehe.. looks delicious

sonu said...

both d dishes r fabulous and delicious !

An Open Book said...

one of my abs fav dishes

Paaka Shaale said...

What a mouth watering combination!!! And as usual, beautiful clicks :)

Suman Singh said...

Lovely and a great comfort food..looks perfect and yumm!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

perfect combo,luks delicious...Awesome clicks as always.

Pegasuslegend said...

What a great combination! Wow!

Blackswan said...

Great shots! Your post reminds me of the times when I was in Dubai :)

Sanjeeta kk said...

What lovely treat for an exciting dinner!

aipi said...

A win win combo..paneer tikka masala is one of my most favoritest paneer curry n that platter looks really tempting!

Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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divya said...

Awesome clicks... Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so yummy and delicious paratha..
Beautiful clicks and presentaion.

Smitha said...

aloo paratha and paneer dsh r even my favorites!...love ur spread of dishes!...looks good!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Prathima Rao said...

Beautifully presented...as alwayz..:) And these two dishes are my fav too!!! The parathas have come out so perfect & complements the rich gravy well ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Kak Sam said...

Hi..
Look so yummy but i don't think my hb will like it. Huahhhhhh

Suja Sugathan said...

Both looks mouthwatering, absolutely delicious..tempting clicks

GeethuSathiyaN said...

wow looks supppper dooper yum....paneer tikka clicks r so tempting :)Will try it soon!!

Pavithra said...

Wow what a gorgeous menu.. looks yumm.. please pass me some.

Hani@Craftionary said...

thanks.. can't wait to see your flowers.. :) love your paratha with paneer and tikka masala.. nice combination..
love
Hani
http://craftionary.blogspot.com

Suchi said...

Can I drop by to dig in such a wonderful combo of parantha and paneer??? Looks gorgeous!

Dimah said...

Wow they look super delicious!

Hema Mahen said...

Nice combo...both are lokking delicious and tempting

Raksha said...

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The Mistress of Spices said...

Sounds and looks delicious! I love the VahChef too...I totally know what you mean about how watching his videos makes you want to cook right away! I was wondering how his paneer tikka masala recipe was...seems you liked it, so I will give it a try too!

Zareena said...

Wow!!! mind blowing and very colourful clicks Ayeesha. My fav. Loved the presentation a lot.

Sonia said...

Both the paranthas and paneer tikka are looking very tempting. Loved the combo of serving it togther.

Vidhya said...

I too am a big fan of his videos.Parathas look so tempting with tikka masala.

TipsNDeals said...

very delicious...nice click..!!

Shanavi said...

U always steal everyone's eyes with ur pics.. Rocking asusual

deepika said...

yummy....nice presentation... :)

G.Pavani said...

delicious parathas..

Lauren @ Spiced Plate said...

Oh, how I love Paneer...this summer I'd make it once a week from goat milk, and have it with everything!

Sushma Mallya said...

That's a beautiful bowl of Curry , perfect with Aloo parathas:)

Biny Anoop said...

omg i want to eat it straight away......wow love it

Vivarjitha said...

wow...nice one!!!

SproutsOfSpring said...

Parathas look yummy ..and wonderful presentation!!

yummychunklet said...

I'm on a mission to buy some good paneer this weekend, and I'm so excited to make several recipes with it. This may have to be one of them!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is looking so good. Nice recipe and awesome pictures.... YUM!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Both together makes an awesome combo !! Wow,nice clicks and presentation!

Ayu Safieza said...

really inviting...I always enjoy prata in many ways..:)

Edible Art said...

the flat bread looks so yums !
i lovee any sort of indian bread,
dipping it in curry is my favorite.
id much have a big plateful of bread than rice, to go with any curry dish, haha !

Lora said...

Oh my, this looks just heavenly. Fantastic meal!

schmetterlingwords said...

Aloo Paratha has come out sooo soft and yummy... The melting butter on top is the highlight. Paneer gravy is a perfect combination for that... Looks rich and delicious.. :-)

Katerina said...

The parathas look beautiful and the paneer very appetizing!

Aruna Manikandan said...

nice combo dear...
looks perfect and very tempting..
lovely clicks as usual :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hungryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.......extremely drool worthy....very yum....

Mas said...

sangat sedappp.....mas pun suka prata...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love that deadly combo....paneer tikka masala looks drool worthy....

Ila said...

Yummy and tempting :) delicious :)

Sweet Artichoke said...

The perfect combination of two delicious dishes. Aloo paratha is my favourite kind of paratha and paneer tikka masala is looking sooo tempting!

Kankana said...

No one can say No to that dish .. all time my fav!

Wattie said...

Hi,
Prata is my fav since childhood....looks yummy and delicious

cook from doha said...

one of my fav..........

Neenu Praveen said...

love love love them

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Super yummy! I love Paneer Tikka Masala and with these Paratha, heavenly I bet! :)

AMMU MOHAN said...

HAI thanks for your stopping time and ur comments..happy to follow you..your blog looks wonderful..

Ambreen said...

That looks really scrumptious. Nice work with the presentation!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful with the paneer

hanushi said...

Your photos are always so lovely. I can drool just by looking at them... :)

muppy said...

I cooked this lastnight, it was quite delicious but not quite the same as yours.....

Alisa said...

Great photos. you are really good at this. Do you have a cookbook already?

Anonymous said...

hii should the onions be cooked before adding to the potatoes

Umm Mymoonah said...

No, you don't have to cook the onions. Add the raw onions to the cooked potatoes.

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