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Being vegetarian paneer | cottage cheese is a great option for high protein dairy diet, usually we all consume dairy products as they are rich in calcium and protein and cottage cheese is an all time favorite, there are so many veriaties of paneer dishes popular among foodies like butter paneer masala, tandoori tikka masala, navratan korma, paneer korma etc etc...paneer khurchan is one of them.
The term khurchan is usually associated with milk products. It can mean different things but one common usage is that when you reduce milk, the khurchan is the stuff you scrape off from the bottom. And indeed, the term khurchan comes from khurachna or to scrape and therefore suggests the scrapings from the bottom of the pot.
The initial references that I have heard in the context of khurchan have been from the Awadh region. Meat from the sigri was added to the remnants of a musallam or a dum dish, mixed well on the fire with a scraping motion and the result was a khurchan.
The final touches for a khurchan need to be given on a griddle or tawa. The technique of cooking a khurchan in my opinion is what basically differentiates it from other dishes of same type. Instead of continuing to sauté and stir as is the case with most such dishes, the idea is to let the ingredients stay on low heat on the tawa until they concentrate and are almost on the verge of sticking.
This concentrate (which imparts its own unique flavour) is then scraped with a khurpi (a spatula with a very short handle) and mixed back in the main dish. The process is continued until the dish achieves the correct consistency. Timing and attention is of essence else the dish can burn.
You can quite easily make a khurchan at home by using a good cast iron tawa (if you’re using a non-stick pan, don’t bother). The khurchan can easily be the high spot of any dinner party.
In this recipe I have used cast iron kadai instead of Tava but the effect was same...I generally avoid nonstick for such type of recipes as too much scraping is required.
250 gms .....Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into thick strips
2 tbsp .........Oil
1 tsp ...........Cumin seeds
2 tsp.............Garlic paste
2 medium .....Green capsicum cut into thick strips
Health is wealth .....it is really important to be fit and healthy. I realised that, some change in lifestyle can help in maintaining a balanced diet. To apply it in daily routine...I have started a Diet food series.
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