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Paneer Bhindi (Cottage Cheese with Okra)

Ingredients:

Okra – how many ever you want – small pieces
1 pack of paneer – cubed
A pinch of mustard seeds
A pinch of sesame seeds
1 onion – sliced (long)
1 tomato – diced
½ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
1 tsp mango powder (Amchur powder)
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste

Method:
Wash and dry the okra before chopping.
Chop okra and fry to brown on sides (this helps remove the stickiness).
Remove and set on a paper towel.
Add a little extra oil if needed on the pan
Add mustard and sesame seeds; fry till the sesame seeds turn very slightly brown.

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Add the onions and fry till the onions turn translucent.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the oil starts leaving the edges.
Add the ginger & garlic paste and cook till the raw smells disappears.
Add the paneer cubes and mix well.

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Add the spices (red chili, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder)
Cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
Add ¼ cup of water followed by the fried okras.
Let it simmer on medium heat till all the water disappears (or as you like it).
When you are almost ready to serve add the mango powder and let it cook for 2 minutes.

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Serve hot with chapatti or paratha.

Enjoy ☺

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