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

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
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg paneer

Chutney

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

Instructions

  • 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 .

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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