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PANEER POLLICHATHU



A Kerala delicacy, recreated in a Vegetarians favorite Paneer. Here's the quick preparation method of the paneer pollichathu. Well marinated Paneer rolled in to a spicy masala and cooked in banana leaf.




Ingredients:
Paneer - 200 grams
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Cut paneer into half, mix all of the above to thick paste and spread it on the paneer and allow to marinate for 30 minutes minimum.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the paneer quickly on each sides for about 30 secs on each side, remove the paneer. This step can be skipped it's totally our choice.

To the same pan with oil saute
Onion - 1, chopped
Ginger n garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 2, slit
Tomato - 1, chopped
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Until the oil starts to separate.

Toss the banana leaf on the open fire, place a big leaf first and then a smaller leaf, place some masala, paneer piece and cover it with some more masala.

Fold it gently and wrap it like a parcel with a thread or like I used tooth picks.

Heat a tsp oil in a pan and place the parcels, in lowest heat for 2 -3 minutes approximately cover it, turn it and allow to sit for another minute and remove from heat.

Enjoy the spicy paneer pollichathu..

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