Blogging Marathon# 57: Week 4/ Day 1
Theme: Side Dishes for Rice/ Roti
Dish: Gongura Paneer
I’m starting off this week with an interesting curry with Gongura and Paneer. I was piqued by the unusual combination of gongura and paneer — it is essentially a South meets North dish. I saw this on Vah Chef’s site and followed the recipe almost to the T.
This gongura curry is almost made in the same way as palak paneer, but with the sour gongura leaves has it’s own unique taste and texture. So this tastes very different from palak paneer. Do give it a try if you like to try new flavors and if you are looking for a very new curry to serve with your roti or rice.
Gongura Paneer (Paneer with Sorrel Spinach)
- 2 cups Paneer - , cubed
- 2 Onion - medium, chopped, divided use
- 3 ~ 4 chilies Green
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Chili powder Red
- 1 tsp Coriander Ground
- 1 Ginger " - piece, chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic - , minced
- ¼ tsp Turmeric
- to taste Salt
- Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, green chilies and half of the onions. Cook till onions turn transparent.
- Next add gongura and cook till the green wilt. Let the mixture cool down and blend to a smooth paste.
- Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and the remaining half of the onions, turmeric and salt. Cook till the onions are lightly browned around the edges.
- Add chili powder, ground coriander and add ½cup water and bring to a boil.
- Add the gongura paste along with the fried paneer and cook for 4~5 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Serve with roti or rice.