Cook's Hideout: Haryana -- Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza

April 09, 2014

Haryana -- Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza

Blogging Marathon# 39 - Indian States: Day 9
State: Haryana
Dish: Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza
Haryana is a state in North India. It came into existence on 1 November 1966 as a newly created state carved out of Punjab state on the basis of language. Haryana is a leading contributor to the country's production of foodgrain and milk. Agriculture is the leading occupation for the residents of the state.

Cuisine: Haryana's cuisine is very similar to that of Punjab, since it was a part of Punjab. With the availability of milk in abundance, milk products like paneer and ghee are used extensively in cooking. Wheat, jowar (millet) are also widely used.
Staple Food: Wheat, Jowar, Barley, Gram etc.
Specialties: Kadhi, Besan masala roti, Bathua raita, Methi gajar, lassi.

Today's Dish(es): I made rotis with bajra flour. I have seen roti recipes using just bajra flour and some times potato, but I have limited skill making rotis without gluten, so I picked this recipe on Sanjeev Kapoor's site with wheat flour. To serve with the rotis, I made a paneer curry with 2 onions -- paneer do pyaza. Onions are added at 2 different times during the cooking, which makes the curry so delicious and also gives a nice texture to the curry.
Haryana -- Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza

Haryana -- Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza


Bajre ki Roti: Recipe adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's site:
Ingredients: Makes 6 medium size rotis
Bajra Flour (millet flour) - 1cup
Atta (whole wheat flour) - ½cup
Sugar - 1tsp
Ajwain - 1tsp
Carrot - 1 small, grated
Salt - to taste

Method:
  • Combine all the ingredients for the dough, mix well. Add water slowly and form a smooth, pliable dough. Knead well into a ball, cover with damp towel and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough into 6" discs.
  • Heat a griddle on medium heat. Cook the rotis until brown spots form on both sides. Brush with ghee and serve hot.
Paneer Do Pyaza: Recipe adapted from Jeyashri's Kitchen.
Paneer Do Pyaza
Ingredients:
Paneer - 4oz. cubed
Onions - 2 medium -- 1 chopped into cubes and 1 finely chopped
Ginger+garlic paste - 1tsp
Tomato Paste - 2tbsp
Turmeric - ½tsp
Ground Coriander - ½tsp
Ground Cumin - ½tsp
Red Chili powder - 1tsp (adjust as per taste)
Kasoori Methi - 1tsp
Garam Masala - ½tsp
Almond paste - 2tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Salt - to taste

Method:
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the finely chopped onions. Cook until the onions start turning lightly browned around the edges. Add the ginger+garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add turmeric, red chili powder, ground cumin and coriander, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add ½cup of water and bring the mixture to a simmer. 
  • Now add the cubed onions and paneer cubes. Add ½cup more water and simmer the curry until onions are crisp tender, about 3~4 minutes.
  • Add crushed kasoori methi and almond paste, mix well and remove from the heat. Serve with rotis.
Paneer Do Pyaza

Paneer Do Pyaza
Meethi Lassi: To wash down the rotis and the curry, I made this delicious sweet buttermilk from Preeti @ Simply Tadka's site. Preeti is from Haryana and she says this is a drink that is commonly made in her home state.
Ingredients:
Yogurt - 1cup
Sugar - 2~3tbsp (adjust per taste)
Cold Water - 2~3tbsp
Rose syrup or rose essence - few drops
Ice cubes - 4~5

Method:
  • Blend all the ingredients until smoth and slushy. Pour into tall glass and enjoy immediately.

Haryana -- Bajre ki Roti & Paneer Do Pyaza


Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 39.




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21 comments:

  1. Looks Delicious & healthy Dishes.. I love Both..

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  2. The final pic is absolutely yum! And I am sure to try the paneer recipe.Very nice spread Pavani:)

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  3. Bajre ki roti and paneer do pyaza both makes a prefect pair, i dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy these healthy and protein rich dishes.

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  4. so authentic and so flavorful!!! so yummm

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  5. Love the combination. the paneer do pyaza looks gorgeous

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  6. Lovely combo. The paneer dish looks awesome. I am sure everyone will love it in my house. I must try it.

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  7. what a platter, can sit down on floor to eat this

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  8. Wonderful combo..I too wanted to make bajra ki roti but due to unavailability of the flour I made pinni.The roti has come out perfect and must be tasted great with the paneer do pyaza.Great clicks Pavani..

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  9. Bajre ki roti looks so yummy and i love that paneer do pyazza , what a color !!

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  10. I thought of bajra ki roti but wasn't sure if we will like it and did not want to buy a bag of bajra flour just for this marathon. Bajra roti came out perfect. Event eh paneer do pyaza looks delicious.

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  11. Am drooling looking at the panner do pyaza. Perfect combo for rotis. Bajre ki roti also looks very good...

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  12. Perfect pairing, Pavani. Usually Lassi is also part of their meal platter! So there you are, right on!!

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  13. My daughter would kill for the paneer do pyaza ! Lovely platter there pavani

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  14. Pavani, both the dishes are looking heavenly!..I want to do the paneer right away!..

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  15. so many millet recipes today. Haryana makes great use of this healthy grain

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  16. These I wish I can eat this off teh screen. This combo is delicious and your pics mindblowing.

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  17. What a lovely combination of dishes! The Paneer subzi is so tempting :)

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  18. Delicious combo pavani!! Loving that paneer curry!!

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  19. wow very delicious and yummy combo dear .. perfectly made bajra ki roti with some lip smacking paneer do pyaza is wat I need , tempting me !!

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