Apr 20, 2012

Ravioli With Shahi Paneer

Ravioli is a pasta which is a filled egg pasta. Since this one is a filled pasta traditionally they fill this with meat mince and serve with tomato sauce. other then meat filling there many other filling also is there . even you can fill this with a sweet also as it turn in to a dessert.
    Now my twist to this traditional pasta in to Indian flavor I choose a paneer curry with gravy for this so that we can fill the pasta with curried paneer peace and serve with the gravy as a sauce. When I got this idea for this BM I search for ravioli sheets but I did not find them any where. So I tried to make them at home. I did not get a perfect sheet but I think made them ok should have a lot of practice. I am sure keep on trying pasta sheets at home and let's check today's recipe
Flour -----   1 cup
Egg  -----  1 no
Salt  --- a pinch
Water  -- few drops if require
1. Take flour on a work top and make a well in the center sprinkle salt,  break the egg in the well.
2. Use a fork to scramble the egg, incorporating the flour.
3. Once the mixed with the flour then use your hands to make a dough.
4. If you feel that the dough is stiff can sprinkle a few drops of water and  or the dough is sticky the add a little flour and knead the dough for one minute.
5. Now make the dough in to two portions and press them in to thin sheets with a rolling pin. If you have a pasta maker then your work will be very easy.
6. Trim the edges to make the pasta sheets a rectangle
Before you make the sheets keep ready your filling. Here I am using a Indian curry for the filling  because my today's recipe is a fusion. so let's check the filling.
Paneer  --- 200 gms

Onion --- 2 medium
ginger ---- 1 inch piece
Garlic ----- 4 cloves
Tomato ---- 4 medium
Green chilies ---- 3 no.
Red chilli powder --- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder ---- 1/2 tea sp
Garam masala powder --- 1 tea sp
Cashew nuts --- 20- 25
Cream --- 3/4 tab sp
Milk ---- 1/2
Oil ---- 3 tab sp
Salt to taste
1. Peal onions and cut in to cubes heat 1 tea sp oil in a pan and fry onions till soft, peel and chop ginger,peel and remove seeds and chop tomato and add garlic, tomato,ginger, green chilies to onions and make a smooth paste.
2. Soak cashew nuts in milk for 1/2 hour and grind in to smooth paste and keep a side.
3. Now cut the paneer in to 1 inch pieces and fry in hot oil in a medium heat till light brown remove from oil and leave a side(drop paneer in warm water in a bowl and keep a side this keep paneer soft ).
4. Now heat oil (or you can use ghee for this curry) in a pan add onion paste and stir till oil starts separating from the onion paste.
5. And then add red chili powder ,turmeric powder, garam masala powder, saute for 2 min. then add cashew nut paste and stir for 3 more min then add 1/2 cup water and salt to taste mix well and bring to a full boil and let it cook in a very slow flame till gravy becomes thick(here you can add if you like to add any dry fruits like cashew,almonds and risins, fri them in ghee till light brown and add them to gravy.).
Finally add fried paneer pieces and cream mix well and leave in alow flame for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and garnish shahi paneer with chopped coriander leaves and cream.
Now lets start filling this Shahi paneer in Ravioli sheets.
1. Brush the pasta sheets with water.
2. Take paneer piece from the curry and place each paneer piece on to pasta sheet.
3. Leave about half  inch in between each paneer piece.
4. Take a second sheet of pasta and lay it over the ravioli.
5. Now cut out ravioli in to individual squares and press the edges to secure the filling in side the pasta.
6. Now boil water with a little salt and add the stuffed ravioli to boiling water till they float this will take about 5 to 6 minutes
7. Remove ravioli from boiling water and serve with shahi paneer gravy.
This is my fifth recipe for Blogging Marathon 15 th edition in the theme of Cook Italian in Indian style and lets check the Marathon page


The Pumpkin Farm said...

excellent fusion dish...lovely idea

Chef Mireille said...

excellent fusion recipe...and kudos for making the pasta yourself!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Mindblowing fusion food, simply irresistible Padma.

Usha said...

Wow.. you made the pasta at home?? nice job! I like mushroom ravioli, that is mushroom filling.

Padmajha said...

Great that you tried making pasta at home..Yummy fusion

KrithisKitchen said...

This is lovely..
Krithi's Kitchen - Serve It - Pressure Cooked/Slow Cooked

preeti garg said...

love this twist...same i was also tried for my second week secssion