Paneer Bhutuwa Recipe -Nepalese Paneer Curry
This a vegetarian version of famous Nepalese dish "Lamb Bhutuwa" which is often sold at roadside eateries. A lip smacking gravy made of paneer, mushrooms and spinach is a must try. Serve it with rice or phulka for lunch or dinner.
This a vegetarian version of famous Nepalese dish "Lamb Bhutuwa" which is often sold at roadside eateries. You can substitute lamb with paneer and it tastes equally delicious. You can make this delicious curry for your everyday food and serve it with rice, paratha or phulka. As it includes paneer, it is high in protein and thus helps you to fulfill daily intake of your day.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Nepalese recipes such as
- 2 cups Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
- 2 cups Button mushrooms , 2 cups Mushroom
- 2 cups Spinach , blanched and pureed
- 1 cup Onion , chopped
- 1 cup Tomatoes , chopped
- 1 tablespoon Garlic , minced
- 1 tablespoon Ginger , minced
- 5 Dry red chillies
- 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- Cooking oil , as required
- Salt , to taste
How to make Paneer Bhutuwa Recipe -Nepalese Paneer Curry
To begin making the Paneer Bhutuwa recipe, in a non-stick saute pan, heat two tablespoons of oil and add the paneer cubes in the pan. Shallow fry the paneer cubes from all the sides till they turn light golden brown in colour. Drain them on a kitchen cloth/ paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Keep it aside.
In the same pan add turmeric and dry red chilies and cook for about 30 seconds.
After 30 seconds, add chopped onions and stir constantly until lightly browned. Once the onion is done, add garlic and ginger and fry for a minute.
Add the pureed spinach and cook for 15 minutes on low heat. Add tomatoes, yogurt, soy sauce, and ground pepper; mix well.
Allow cooking for 6 to 8 more minutes, adding a bit of water if necessary. At last, add fried paneer and cook for another 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, switch off the heat and serve.
I am from northern India and currently living in New Delhi India.I came to Delhi in 2007 and started living alone since 2009.That was year which embarked my cooking journey.Tired of eating out, I started my food experiments.. some of which were a hit and some were an utter disaster. I feel food brings friends and family together..brings back memories .. it is love made visible..