Who doesn't love paneer??? Chenna Posto....It is a simple and easy recipe to put together which tastes great. I loved it as a kid when my Maa served with love. I can't match her in any way but I tried & it came out well afterall moms are moms...:)...I have used posto/ poppy seeds paste for this recipe.. I put this recipe in my Once a Month Cooking file. I hope you will also like this recipe…
1 ½ cup homemade soft paneer/ chenna/ mashed paneer
1 tea spoon jeera/ cumin seeds
2 bay leaves,2-3 whole cardamom
2-3 tblsp poppy seeds + 2 garlic cloves+ 2 green chillis+ 1 chopped tomato (grind all & make a paste)
1 onion (big) finely chopped
2-3 green chillies chopped
Dried fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi -2tsp
Green peas- 1/2 cup (optional)
Salt to taste
Sugar- ½ tsp (optional)
Garam masala 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add bay leaves & cardamoms. Add chopped onions, fenugreek leaves, chopped green chillies.
Fry till onion turns golden brown, add the blended posto masala. Sauté till oil separates from masala. Add green peas. Sauté for another 3-4 min till the green peas becomes soft.
Add chenna & mix well. Add salt & sugar. sauté for 2-3 mins. Add garam masala & then turn off the gas. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves & Serve hot with chapathis/pooris/ rice.