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Balti Paneer

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  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Whole peppercorns 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 , minced
  Minced garlic 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Hot chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 , julienned
  Green bell pepper 1⁄2 , julienned
  Low fat paneer 1 Pound, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

Place the coriander, cumin, peppercorns, and fenugreek seeds in a coffee grinder or blender and grind coarsely by pulsing the machine on and off, or use a mortar and pestle.
Set aside.
Heat the oil and butter in a wok or any other round-bottomed pan over medium heat.
Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions just start to turn golden.
Add the pounded spices along with the other spices and salt.
Stir-fry for 30 seconds, then stir in the tomatoes and peppers.
Continue to stir and cook until the peppers are tender but still crunchy.
Stir in the paneer, lower the heat, and stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes or until the paneer is heated through.
Remove from the heat.
Serve with masoor dal sabzi wali, kachoomber raita, paratha, and onion rings dressed with lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 277 Calories from Fat 134

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.5%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 19.4 mg6.5%

Sodium 527.9 mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20.2%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 17 g33.4%

Vitamin A 36.6% Vitamin C 84.6%

Calcium 20.2% Iron 18.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Balti Paneer Recipe