Paneer spicy prawns

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
12 \N Cooked king prawns
\N \N (jumbo shrimp)
175 grams Paneer (see below)
\N \N *Substitute with Ricotta
\N \N Cheese
2 tablespoons Tomato puree (paste)
4 tablespoons Greek-style yoghurt
1½ teaspoon Garam masala
1 teaspoon Chilli powder
1 teaspoon Garlic pulp
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Mango powder (amchur)
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
8 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Corn oil
3 \N Fresh green chillies
\N \N Chopped
3 tablespoons Chopped fresh coriander
⅔ cup Single (light) cream

1. Peel the king prawns(jumbo shrimp) and cube the paneer.

2. Blend the tomato puree(paste), yoghurt, garam masala, chilli powder, garlic, salt, mango powder and ground coriander in a mixing bowl and set to one side.

3. Melt the butter with the oil in a deep frying skillet or wok. Lower the heat slightly and quickly fry the paneer and prawns for about 2 minutes.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper towels.

4. Pour the spice mixture into the fat left in the pan and stir-fry for about 1 minute.

5. Add the paneer and prawns and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the prawns are heated through.

6. Add the fresh chillies and most of the coriander and pour in the cream.

Heat through for about 2 minutes, garnish with the remaining coriander and serve with rice.

Home-Made Paneer =============== To make paneer at home, bring 1 litre or 4 cups milk to the boil over a low heat. Add 2 Tbl lemon juice, stirring continuously and gently until the milk thickens and begins to curdle.

Strain the curdled milk through a sieve (strainer) lined with a muslin (cheesecloth). Set aside under a heavy weight for about 1½ to 2 hours to press to a flat shape about 1cm thick.

Make the paneer a day before you plan to use the recipe; it will then be firmer and easier to handle. Cut and use as required; it will keep for about one week in the refrigerator.

//Compiled by Imran C.//

Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST V3 #183 From: "I. Chaudhary" <imranc@...> Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 12:59:46 +1000 (EST)

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