Paatra nu Paneer

On the last day of this year’s BM post under Special Theme I have Patra nu Paneer.

One of the popular dishes of Parsi’s is Paatra ne Macchi , which is marinated and steamed in banana leaves. I substituted paneer for fish ! It was after a long thought process that I decided on this dish . I made this for a Parsi Spread for the Protein Rich Mega Marathon .Seriously , the paneer came out awesome . I must admit this cuisine has amazing flavours and it was rather interesting to substitute sea food to vegetarian food .

A few points which are very important for a good Patru nu Paneer
1. The paneer should be fresh and soft .I would prefer home made paneer .
2. Cut the paneer into big rectangles , but not very thick pieces .
3. Check test the chutney , it should be spicy , mind you the paneer is bland .
4. Marinate the paneer for a minimum hour for the flavours to infuse .
5. Serve hot !
If you follow all these points the paneer would be a total hit . The last point being very very important . If the paneer is not hot , it will become hard and loose it’s texture and softness .
If you do not get banana leaves you could wrap these in foil too .

Some paneer dishes you may like
Paneer Pakora
Paneer Chilly Paratha
Paneer Pasanda
Tandoori Paneer Tikka Salad

Paatra nu Paneer

Paatra nu Paneer

Ingredients

1 kg paneer

Chutney

Juice of 1 lemon
3/4 tsp salt
1 coconut , grated
6 green chillies
50 gms coriander leaves
1 tbsp mint leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds

Method

Cut the paneer into big rectangular pieces.
Blend the chutney to a smooth paste.
Marinate the paneer with this Chutney for an hour.
Wrap the paneer rectangles into individual banana leaves, tie securely with a string .
Steam for 10-15 minuets .

Paatra nu Paneer

Print Recipe
Paatra nu Paneer
Cottage Cheese marinated in a coconut flavored chutney , wrapped in individual packets and then steamed, makes a delicious snack.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chutney
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chutney
Instructions
  1. Cut the paneer into big rectangular pieces.
  2. Blend the chutney to a smooth paste.
  3. Marinate the paneer with this Chutney for an hour.
  4. Wrap the paneer rectangles into individual banana leaves, tie securely with a string .
  5. Steam for 10-15 minuets .

6 thoughts on “Paatra nu Paneer”

  1. I tasted paatra nu machi long time ago in Hyderabad and was very taste. Paneer is a good substitute for vegetarian version. Looks delicious

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