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Zesty Paneer

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Time20 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves2

Zesty Paneer is a typical Punjabi dish cooked regularly in most households in North India. Many north Indian restaurants prepare this dish even in the south but the taste can vary from place to place. Zesty Paneer Recipe can be prepared in different ways but the most famous and common has a tangy taste. The juicy and soft cottage cheese cubes prepared in a delicious gravy is relished by every memb ... er of the household especially kids. Zesty Paneer at Home is usually served with bread such as naan and roti, however, many like it with rice as well. Zesty Paneer Ingredients are readily available in the market. Its main ingredients are paneer or cottage cheese, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chillies, salt, coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, cardamom, cloves and cashew nuts. It gets its aromatic and flavorful taste from the masala which needs to be prepared with a lot of patience. Restaurants use the cream as it enhances the taste of the gravy however, there are many healthy variations available. Alternatives such as milk, cashew paste, curd or malai (top layer formed in milk) can be used to substitute cream in the Zesty Paneer gravy. Zesty Paneer Benefits in different ways and consists of 350-400 calories. Paneer is a good source of protein and if the gravy is not prepared using cream, instead alternatives like curd and milk are used, it is considered to be healthy. There are heaps of videos available online on How to Make Zesty Paneer useful to learn and try out different recipes.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre330 Cal330 Cal330 Cal330 Cal
  • 19gProtein
  • 21gFat
  • 17gCarbs
  • 1gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

4 teaspoons

Paprika Powder

Paprika Powder

2 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Oregano Herbs

Oregano Herbs

1 teaspoon

Honey

Honey

2 teaspoons

Dairy

Paneer

Paneer

200 g

Fruits & Vegetables

Lime Zest

Lime Zest

1 teaspoon

Other

Garlic

Garlic

5 pieces

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

1 tablespoon

Directions
1
Slice paneer with a thickness not more than the tip of your index finger and pat dry it. Finely chop the garlic.
2
Take a bowl, combine the paprika powder, salt, oregano, black pepper and honey.
3
Add lemon juice, lemon zest, 1 tsp oil and garlic. Mix properly
4
Spread the mixture on paneer slices and let it rest for 15-25 min.
5
Heat a grill pan, drizzle the oil. Add the marinated paneer steak. Grill it from both the sides.
6
Serve it with tossed vegetables or as it is.

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