Apr 19, 2016

P for Paneer Paturi

Paneer Paturi is a popular dish cooked in fresh banana leaves which make paneer pieces more flavor full. Other then banana leaves they use mustard leaves to wrap the paneer pieces. Usually this recipe is not only made with paneer but it is very popular with fish and prawns., Paneer is the vegetarian version. I have pan fried this paneer parcels on a pan other then that you can steam this parcels in steamer. So My recipe for P from Bengali cuisine for Journey through the cuisines is Paneer Paturi...

So let's check the recipe...
This recipe is adopted from Deepa's Hamaree rasoi 
Paneer  ---  250 grams
Mustard seeds  -- 4 tab sp
Poppy seeds  ---  1 tab sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Sugar  a pinch
Oil  ---  2 tab sp
Green chillies  ---  4
Salt to taste
Lemon drops -- 4 drops
Few banana leaves
Threads for wrapping or toothpicks

1. Clean and cut the banana leaves and remove the stem, 
2. Dip this banana leaves in warm water, wipe with a kitchen towel and apply oil and set a side.
3. Cut paneer in to cubes sprinkle little salt and turmeric powder and leave a side for 15 minutes.
4. Take mustard seeds and poppy seeds salt to taste, sugar and make a smooth paste with little water.
5. Add half of the mustard and poppy seed past to paneer pieces mix well.

6. Now place the marinated paneer pieces in the center of the banana leaf, add remaining marinade on it, slit green chillis and place on it, add lemon juice and top with generous amount of oil and fold the leaf like a parcel and tie with a tread.
7. Make all the parcel's like this and place these parcels on a non- stick pan and keep flame on low.
8. Drizzle some oil around the parcel's, cover with a lid and roast for 4 minutes.
9. Open the lid and flip the parcel the other side and again cover and roast for 4 minutes.
By this time color of the leaf will change and your Paneer Paturi is ready with beautiful aroma of banana leaf and masala .
Discard the thread and serve Paneer Paturi with plain rice 

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Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

interesting way of cooking paneer. Reminds me of the ilai adai that we make. Yum

Usha Rao said...

I think I will like the pan roasted one better than the steamed one. Yummy

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow! That is one nice preparation with paneer. Must have been so flavourful because of the banana leaves..

Suma Gandlur said...

What an interesting way to prepare paneer! Sounds flavorful.

Srivalli said...

Sounds very interesting Padma..will surely want to try this..

Amara Annapaneni said...

Such an interesting way of cooking paneer. Dish looks flavorful:)

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Priya Suresh said...

Omg, this dish is a killer one, can smell the flavour of this ultimate dish from here.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I am sure the banana leaf flavor in paneer tastes very good.

Pavani N said...

Wow what an amazing dish this is. Paneer wrapped in banana leaf and cooked must have tasted awesome.

Smruti Shah said...

Such an interesting way to make a paneer sabji. Loved it!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a lovely cooking method! Never knew that they use banana leaves in Bengali cooking.

Sapana Behl said...

Paneer paturi looks so nice and this is an interesting way of cooking it.

Chef Mireille said...

love the preparation - banana leaves must impart nice flavor into paneer