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Murungai keerai Paneer Gravy - Drumstick Leaves Paneer Recipe - Moringa leaves Indian Cottage cheese Gravy - Side dish recipes

I had a bunch of Murungai keerai / Moringa leaves in the fridge. My kids wanted Paneer gravy for dinner to go with Chapathi / roti / Naan. Instead of plain Paneer recipe I wanted to try Moong Paneer But my son wanted it with some green leafy vegetable. I had only Drumstick leaves in the fridge. I told them that's what I am going to try. I was crossing my finger as not sure about the taste (So worried that I decided to do it a little early for dinner so that I can come up with another alternative if it didn't turn up good. And for the first time I made it i didn't even bother to take pics. It came out extremely well After that I did it a few times and a couple of time when I was having some get together with friends. Every time they loved it. So it is a must try recipe
Ingredients:



Onion - 2 (medium)
Ginger - 1/2 Finely chopped
Garlic - 1.5 teaspoon (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 (medium)
Turmeric powder -- 1/2 teaspoon
Gram masala - 3/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (adjust to your spice level)
Drumstick leaves (fresh) - 2.5 to 3 cups (I have used medium bunch)
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Paneer - 1/2 cup 
Salt to taste
Oil - 3-4 teaspoon
Milk - 1/2 cup


Method:
Heat pan with 2 teaspoon of oil. Add ginger and garlic. Fry till slight brown color. Add chopped onion and fry till transparent. Add little salt while frying
Add Tomatoes. And fry till mushy. Add Turmeric powder, gram masala, chilli powder.
Fry till raw smell goes off. Switch it off. Let it cool down and grind to smooth paste
Heat pan with a teaspoon and fry paneer till slight brown color (my son love it when it is crispy so I fried little longer) and soak it in hot water till you need it
Add Rest of oil in same pan. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add grinded paste
Let it cook for 2 mins. Add Drumstick leaves. And continue to cook. Close the lid for cooking the leaves
Add milk, Paneeer and mix well. continue to cook for another 2-3 mins
Switch it off and serve hot. Enjoy it


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2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of adding muringa leaves into paneer... very innovative...

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  2. Murungai keerai and paneer, different and unique combo..

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