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Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy

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Paneer Bhapa is a very easy and flavorful Bengali veg dish which goes best with steamed rice. Bhapa means steamed. Any spicy bhapa dish like Chingri bhapa, Ilish bhapa etc will call for two important ingredients - Green chili and Mustard oil, without these two 'bhapa' will taste bland. In this Paneer Bhapa recipe, paneer will be steamed in mustard, poppy seeds, coconut and yogurt gravy within a steel box. The taste and texture of Paneer is out of the world. Try this very easy recipe in your kitchen and let me know how it turned out for you.


Ingredients

  • 12-15 pieces of paneer cubes.
  • 2 Tablespoons of black mustard seeds.
  • 2 Tablespoons of yellow mustard seeds.
  • 2 Tablespoons of poppy seeds.
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of grated coconut.
  • 2 Tablespoons of yogurt.
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • 4-5 green chilies.
  • 3 Tablespoons of mustard oil.
  • 1 Teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Water as required.

Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy


Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy

Steps

In a bowl add two types of mustard seeds and poppy seeds.
Then add 5-6 Tablespoons of water to that and let the seeds soak some water for 1 hour.
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy
After that in a grinder add these water soaked seeds along with that water, grated coconut, 1 green chili and a Teaspoon of salt.
Grind them to a smooth paste. Salt and chili will help to reduce the sharpness of mustard seeds.
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy
Take the paste out in a steel box which has a tight lid, add yogurt, turmeric powder, some sugar and more salt.
Mix well, taste it and adjust the seasoning.
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy
After that add paneer cubes and carefully mix them with that mixture.
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy
Lastly add 2-3 slitted green chilies and mustard oil. Give another gentle mix. Adjust the heat level according to your taste. Close the box with tight lid.
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy
Boil a cup of water in a big kadai or flat vessel.
Place the steel box in water, make sure the boiling water should cover half of the box.
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy
Cover the big vessel and cook on medium flame for 15 minutes.
Take the box out carefully from water and let it cool down a little bit, then open!
Cooking Step: Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Vegetarian
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

Your paneer bhapa is ready to serve.
  • Serve this with steamed rice.

Paneer Bhapa / Steamed Paneer in Mustard Poppy seeds gravy


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