Oil-Free Panir And Bitter Gourd Curry


Hello dear buddies. Today I’ll be sharing a recipe which is oil-free and has a very unusual combination of panir and bitter gourd. It is healthier, greener and tasty too. Can be had with paranthas or your regular lunch and dinner platters. This is a great recipe for diabetics and people having stomach related ailments. I hope you will all like it. The recipe is as follows:-


  1. Bitter gourd – 250 gms.
  2. Panir or Tofu – 100 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1(big size).
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Vegetable or Subzi masala – 1 tsp.
  10.  Fresh tomatoes(chopped) – 2.
  11. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  12. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.

For the tadka – Five Spices – 1 tsp.

  1. Curry Leaves – A bunch.

For Garnish – Fresh chopped cilantro.



Step 1 

Wash and cut the bitter gourd into large pieces. Now half-boil it in a saucepan adding slight salt and turmeric powder. Finely chop the onions and the tomatoes. Cut the panir into medium-sized cubes.

Step 2 

Take a kadhai and add the five spices to it. Now add some chopped onions. Fry it till half-done. Now add the curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste to it and fry again till the paste is properly fried, letting its rawness go. Now add in the masalas i.e, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, sabzi masala,garam masala and fry it without using even one drop of oil. If the masalas start to burn sprinkle some water over them and then fry. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook the masala again till it is very well fried. The taste of the curry will come only when the masalas and tomatoes are well fried and cooked. They should not have any bit of rawness in them. Lastly, add the dry mango powder. Now drop in the panir pieces and fry them for two-three minutes. Next, add in the boiled bitter gourd and fry again for two minutes. Now add the water to make a sumptuous gravy taking care not to add too much of it also. You can fry the cubes without using oil in a pan or use it just as it is for the gravy. Let the gravy simmer for ten minutes.

IMG_3097.JPGOur Oil-Free Panir And Bitter Gourd curry is ready. Garnish it with some chopped cilantro. Serve it with phulkas, steamed rice, dal, veggies or naan.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



Corn,Panir And Cabbage Mini Triangles


Hello dear friends.Welcome to my cooking corner once again. Today I’ll be sharing an evening snacks recipe of corn, panir and cabbage mini triangles which are super crispy and with a fresh crunch to them which can be had with tea or coffee and really will make moods better. A fun idea for picnics, parties, get-togethers and the like. Let’s start with its making—-


For the wraps:-

  1. Refined Flour(Maida) – 300 gms.
  2. Salt – A pinch.
  3. Water – For kneading.
  4. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.

For the filling:-

  1. Cabbage – 150 gms.
  2. Panir – 50 gms.
  3. Corn kernels – 3 tbsp.
  4. Ginger(grated)- 1/2 tsp.
  5. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  6. Maggi Masala – 1 pkt.
  7. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.


Step 1 

Firstly take the refined flour in a bowl and mix a pinch of salt and vegetable oil in it. Then knead it using water to make a pliable dough.

Step 2

To make the triangle filling chop the cabbage very finely. Cut the panir into very small cubes. Boil the corn kernels. Now take a bowl and add the chopped cabbage into it along with the panir and add some corn kernels to it. Add salt,garam masala, grated ginger, Maggi masala, dry mango powder to it. Now mix everything well.

Step 3

Now make a small tortilla from the dough using a rolling pin and cut it into halves using a butter knife. Take one portion of the cut tortilla and fill it with some of the filling and then give it a mini samosa shape and seal it well by using some water. Make all the triangles in the same way. You can change the shape of the triangles also and give it the shape you want.

Step 4 

Now heat oil in a kadhai and when its quite hot drop the mini triangles one by one in the oil and fry them till golden browned. Take them out and drain the excess oil on a tissue paper.

Our Corn Panir And Cabbage Mini Triangles are ready. Serve them with Thai sweet chilly sauce,peri-peri hummus or mayonnaise.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great rocking week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!