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Veth Chaman

Mar-13-2019
Trisha Rudra
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Veth Chaman RECIPE

Veth Chaman is a Kashmiri Pundit preparation, and is pure vegetarian, i.e, it is cooked without onion or garlic. Owing to this, the dish is often part of auspicious occasions, weddings and festivities.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. paneer – 300 gms
  2. water – 1 cup
  3. asafoetida pwd (heeng) – 1 pinch
  4. Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  5. For the Gravy:
  6. cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  7. cinnamon – 1 small piece
  8. cloves – 2 to 3
  9. turmeric pwd – 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilli pwd – 1/2 tsp
  11. Kashmiri chilli pwd – 2 tsp
  12. Dry ginger pwd (Saunth) – 2 tbsp
  13. curd – 4 tbsp
  14. Milk – 1/2 cup
  15. Brown cardamom – 3
  16. Green cardamom – 3
  17. Saunf or fennel pwd – 3 tsp
  18. Garam masala – 1 tsp
  19. salt to taste
  20. oil – 3 tbsp
  21. For the garam masala:
  22. cloves – 4 to 5
  23. cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  24. Black peppercorns – 1/2 tbsp
  25. coriander seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  26. Green cardamom – 3
  27. Brown cardamom – 1
  28. cinnamon – 1 piece
  29. Dry ginger pwd – 1/4 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Boil the water and add asafoetida into it.
  2. In a pan, fry paneer on both the sides with 2 tbsp mustard oil. Transfer fried paneer into the asafoetida hot water mix.
  3. In a different pan, dry roast all the ingredients for the garam masala. Let cool. Pound them in a mortar and pestle.
  4. In a pan, add the mustard oil the paneer was shallow fried in plus 2 more Tbsp oil. Now add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric powder, red chili powder, kashmiri chili powder, dry ginger powder. Mix them well.
  5. Add the asafeotida water to the pan to de-glaze it.
  6. In the base mixture add whisked curd, milk, brown cardamom, green cardamom, saunf powder. Mix them well.
  7. Add the fried paneer into the base mixture and then add the garam masala powder to it.
  8. Mix the paneer and garam masala well. Then cover it and let it simmer for a while.
  9. Switch off the gas and let it rest for 5 mins.

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