October 17, 2011

Sirkewala Jhinga

Sirkewala Jhinga

If you are a lover of Paneer and potatoes then this dish is definitely for you. Very few ingredients complement each other well. This combo just happens to fall into that category. I came to know of this recipe roughly some 6 months ago when a neighbor of mine mentioned this after she returned from Uttar Pradesh. Seems this is an old school recipe followed in the Northern parts of UP and Delhi for many generations. Though she raved about how superb the dish she had no idea of a recipe for it.Sad smile. As I had no idea of how it was supposed to look like and be I totally forgot all about it.

 

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Remember the cookbook my SIL lent me from which I cooked this Paneer Gulshan. Surprise when I came upon this recipe in that cookbook. Though I loved the fact that I had the recipe for it now, I was skeptical of the result after going through it and been postponing it from making. And when the boys said that they wanted something different with paneer, I remembered and made this but kept my fingers crossed wondering if they would like it. Fingers crossed. I need not have worried as they loved it very much.

 

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Sirkewala Jhinga  (Printable Recipe)

You’ll need:

Paneer, cubed

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1 cup

Potatoes

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3

Onion

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2

Ginger

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1 inch

Garlic

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6

Green chillies

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4

Red chilli powder

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2 tsp

Coriander powder

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2 tsp

Turmeric powder

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1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds

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1 tsp

Cumin seeds

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1 tsp

Coriander leaves

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3 tbsp

Vinegar

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1 tbsp

Salt

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to taste

Oil

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3-4 tbsp

 

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Method:

Cut the onions into juliennes. Remove the skin of the potatoes and cube them to the size of the paneer cubes. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
 
In a bowl marinate the paneer and potato cubes by adding 1/2 the amount of ginger garlic paste, a pinch of salt and vinegar and mix well. Let it rest for 1/2 hour.
 
In a skillet heat oil. Add mustard, when it crackles add cumin seeds. Add the onions and sauté for a minute. Add the remaining ginger garlic paste, slit green chillies and cook till the raw smell disappears. Now start adding the turmeric, coriander and red chilli powder one by one.
 
Add the marinated paneer and potato cubes, salt and mix well. Add about 1/4 cup of water and let it cook after closing it with a lid till the potatoes become soft but not mushy.
 
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any Indian bread. This goes well with Pulaos too.

 

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Notes:

  • If you are not comfortable with the smell of vinegar you can always replace it with lemon juice.
  • You can go for readymade ginger garlic paste though the flavor and aroma will differ.
  • Try to cube both potato and paneer into small bite sized pieces.
  • As it is a dry subzi you can also make wraps and rolls from it with rotis and it will make a good lunch box idea for the kids.

 

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37 comments:

  1. Paneer and potatoes .. nice combo. Looks delicious Radhika.

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  2. delicious one to make for parties and potlucks.

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  3. delicious combo...
    looks very tempting :)

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  4. the dish looks delicious....a great combo
    kerala kitchen

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  5. colourful dish..beautiful clicks too..

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  6. very nice side dish...looks yummm

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  7. Radhika..great combo ..looks great creamy & spicy

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  8. Panner and potatoes,omg i can die for..seriously this sirkewala jhinga tempts me a lot..

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  9. OMG Radhkia!!! This is absolutely delicious!!!! Irresistible!!! Bookmarked right away :) Which book is that?? Is it by Kanchan?
    Prathima Rao
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  10. Nice combo of Paneer and Potato...But I thought Jhinga meant some NV item..how come this name

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  11. wow paneer and potato,delicious combo...love the recipe totally...

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  12. Superb combo and feel like having it now.

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  13. Nice combinations... Love love love those pics.!

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  14. This looks delicious..Should try it some day...Thanks for the recipe dear.

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  15. Lovely looking recipe...Potatoes and paneer is an awesome combination...Will be trying it soon...

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  16. Nice combo. Never tried paneer with potato. Sounds good and Delicious.

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    Uma
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  17. love it dear! and looks awesome too!

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  18. Nice preparation...goes well with rotis...

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  19. Name sound very fancy! loved this combo!

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  20. wow... looks awesome.. potato and paneer nice combination..

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  21. Paneer and Potato - can it get any better....Drool worthy!! Bookmarked

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  22. Wow what a unique dish! Actually I thought it was something to do with Prawns as they are called Jhinga here in Mumbai :) and Sirka means Vinegar, so I thought it was Prawns in Vinegar sauce or something :) I love Paneer & my hubby loves potatoes, so this is a must try for me :)

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  23. Sounds really amazing,wish to have it with phulkas :)

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  24. The name is very new to me n the dish too...paneer n potato unique combo...curry looks so inviting,thanx for sharing....
    Diwali purchase over..he ordered a chudi from Rmkv for me :) H about you ??? My advance Diwali wishes to u n ur family :-)

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  25. Oke.. I have my roti's ready now where is my Sirkewala Jhinga...????

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  26. Super duper, not just this - but your Bhindi besanwali looks mouth watering yum!!!

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  27. Even I though it was a seafood recipe..vinegar and paneer is new to me too..but looks nice!

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  28. Awesome combo...thanks for sharing dear..
    Looks Mouthwatering....slurppppp...
    Sanyukta

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  29. You've cubed paneer and potatoes nicely! :)

    looks colorful and yum!

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  30. nice combination..have bookmarked will give atry...if u can visit my blog @ http://sweetkaramkapi.blogspot.com/

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