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Monday, November 16, 2009

Paneer and Peas Chettinad Chukka



Chettinad Chukka is a popular chettinad recipe made with Mutton/Chicken. For the vegetarian version i prepare with Paneer and Peas. You can also use vegetables like Cauliflower, Brinjal or Plantain.

Ingredients
Paneer Cubed-200gms
Peas Boiled-100gms
Onions big chopped-1
Tomato medium chopped-2
Ginger and Gralic paste-1tbsp
Garlic clove chopped-3
Chilly powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-4tsp
Salt to taste
Whole red chilly( broken)-4
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-few

Grind the following to smooth paste
Coconut-4tbsp
Cashews-6
Aniseed/Fennel seeds/Sombhu-1tbsp
Cardamom-1
Clove-1
Cinnamon-1/2"

Method 
Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, whole red chilly, curry leaves and chopped garlic. Fry for few minutes and add the onions, ginger and garlic paste saute until the raw smell leaves. Now add the peas, paneer and tomatoes. Fry for few more minutes until tomatoes are mashed. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and the ground paste and saute for few minutes. Add enough salt and water, bring to boil. Cook until the gravy thickens. Serve hot with Roti/Chapati.

25 comments:

Usha said...

Simple and delicious curry ! Looks inviting...

Priya said...

Delicious chukka...prefect for me..drooling rite now here..

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks very very good to me. I don't know what paneer is, is it a kind of root vegetable? Can I use potato instead? This dish looks very yummy to me...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hello friends, thanks for your quick comments:)

Angie, paneer is a kind of Indian cheese, for more details u can check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paneer

You can use potatoes or even any meat to this recipe.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

vERY YUMM... thanks for sharing veggie option instead of meat!

Pam said...

It looks and sounds delicious!

kothiyavunu said...

yummy looking chukas ...I love chettinad cuisine..this looks terffic and mouthwatering.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so delicious, absolutely lovely.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks very delicious and lovely click as always ...

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! thats a wonderful combo and the curry sounds gr8 and looks so yummy...

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!
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Padhu said...

Sounds interesting.Thank you.

Abhilash said...

This is something everyone will love to eat in their dinner.

my kitchen said...

I love paneer in any form,this is really different & tasty recipe

Geetha Achal said...

Awesome....It looks so tempting..

I like this dish so much....thanks for sharing.

Yasmeen said...

Vegetarian version sounds equally delish with paneer :D

Shri said...

Tempting, Mouthwatering..What can I say?

Anupama said...

great looking chukka... i'm drooling :-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thank you everyone for ur motivating comments.

jeyashrisuresh said...

new and intersting recipe.Should be a real treat for veggie lovers.Nice click too

Uma said...

looks so yummy!! Thanks for dropping by!! You have a wonderful blog too :) Will follow you!

Parita said...

Fantastic dish..looks delicious!

Valarmathi said...

Looks very tempting and yummy.

Raje said...

Droolworthy chukka! Feel like some right now!