Wozij Chaaman

Wozij Chaaman

Paneer cooked in Kashmiri spices

Ingredients

  • 1 pound paneer, cubed
  • Mustard oil
  • 2 brown cardamoms
  • 2 green cardamom, slightly crushed
  • 3 cloves, crushed slightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon hing
  • 1/4 teaspoon shahi zeera
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fennel seed powder / saunf powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Kashmiri chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric soaked in 2 cups hot water

Instructions

  1. Shallow fry paneer pieces in oil. Place them in turmeric water.
  2. Heat tablespoon of oil. Splutter cumin seeds, add hing, cardamom and cloves. Saute.
  3. Add chilli powder along with little water. Add rest of spices except shahi zeera.
  4. Stir till water evaporates and red oil is left.
  5. Now add in the paneer along with the water and bring to boil. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until water is absorbed and oil separates.
  6. Add shahi zeera. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Serve Wozji Chaaman hot with rice.

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