My son is very fussy eater and this makes my job too hard. There are very few things he loves to eat. I was thinking hard…..what shall I make next that would please him and make him happy. He enjoys Choley with poori and I love paneer, so thought to give a slight twist to choley from its regular form. Made this Achaari paneer choley. Lovely aroma and flavor of pickle spices combined so perfect with Choley and paneer. My kids enjoyed this with pooris, my hubby enjoyed this with phulkas. Do give it a try and you will love them. Here’s the recipe
2 cups, garbanzo beans(choley), boiled
200 gms, paneer, cut in cubes
¼ cup, yoghurt, whisked
3 tbsp, achaari masala ( I have used my home made, find the link here)
1 nos, large onion, finely chopped
1 cup, tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp, ginger, grated
1 ½ tsp, coriander powder
½ tsp, turmeric
2 nos, bay leaves
½ tsp, methi seeds
½ tsp, nigella seeds(kalaunji)
3 nos, green chili slit (you may add more if needed)
1 tsp, kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves)
Juice of one lemon
4 tbsp, mustard oil
Salt as per taste
Water as required
In a heavy bottom pan or kadhai, heat oil till smoky.
Reduce the flame to low, add methi seeds and nigella seeds. Fry for few seconds(take care it should not burn)
Add bay leaf and onion. Fry till onion turns pink. Add tomatoes and grated ginger. Cook till tomatoes are soft and water dries up.
Add turmeric, coriander powder, boiled choley and whisked yoghurt, mix well.
Add achaari masala and mix. Add ½ cup of warm water, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes
Add paneer cubes, lemon juice and green chili slit, cook for 2-3 minutes
Finally add kasuri methi and mix
Dish out, garnish with coriander leaves, onion rings and lemon wedges.
Serve hot with pooris, bhatura, nan, phulka or pulao of your choice
You can increase or decrease water as per the required consistency of the gravy.
If you prefer, you can use other vegetable oil instead of mustard oil