Zucchini Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Curry

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Calling all zucchini lovers!  This Zucchini Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Curry is the BEST!  It’s flavorful, delicious and so easy to make!  Perfect for a side dish. Made using simple spices, this recipe is so darn easy, and so delicious. And the best part? It’s made entirely in one pot and in under 10 minutes.

How do I make Zucchini Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Curry?

Prep: I like to use medium sized zucchini. First, rinse the zucchini to remove any dirt. Second, chop off the stem and blossom end with a sharp knife. Third, peel the skin. Cut the zucchini into round circles about 1/2 inch thick. You can cut each round into half or leave it as a circle.

Paneer – Paneer is amazingly versatile and adaptable. It absorbs the flavors of the spices it’s paired with. Additionally, it is an affordable and versatile vegetarian protein source. For this recipe, I used Haldiram brand of paneer. After, trying a variety of paneer types I have zeroed in on this one. It’s super soft, moist and without preservatives. It can be found in the frozen section, in the deep freezer in Indian grocery stores. I typically thaw it by keeping it in the refrigerator overnight. You can also microwave it on high for 5 minutes if in a time bind.

Cook –

Firstly, select sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust to normal. Secondly, add oil to the pot. When the oil is hot, add asafoetida, cumin seeds, cloves, black and green cardamom pods. Stir and let it sauté for a minute until the cumin seeds splutter.

Further, add the chopped zucchini and salt and sauté well for about 2 to 3 minutes until the zucchini softens slightly. Stir intermittently. Furthermore, after the softening of the Zucchini add in ground turmeric, ground ginger, and ground fennel, and ground cumin. Next add in 1 and 1/4 cup water and mix well. Finally add in the paneer. Stir well so that the spices and paneer are well mixed.

Press cancel. Seal the pot and select manual/high pressure for 3 minutes. When cooking is complete, use quick pressure release to depressurize. Open the lid and add the slit Serrano peppers. This dish is supposed to be soupy. If you like it to be less soupy you can select sauté and reduce the soup. Finally, transfer in a serving bowl. Moreover, serve over steamed rice.

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Zucchini Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Curry

Shilpa
This Zucchini Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Curry is the BEST!  It’s flavorful, delicious and so easy to make!  Perfect for a side dish. Made using simple spices, this recipe is so darn easy, and so delicious. And the best part? It’s made entirely in one pot and in under 10 minutes.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine India, Kashmiri
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Rinse the medium sized zucchini to remove any dirt. Chop off the stem and blossom end with a sharp knife. Peel the skin. Cut the zucchini into round circles about 1/2 inch thick. You can cut each round into half or leave it as a circle.
  • Chop the paneer into 2-3 inch cubes. Rinse and slit the serrano peppers, but keep them intact.

Cook

  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Add oil to the pot. When the oil is hot, add asafoetida, cumin seeds, cloves, black and green cardamom pods. Stir and let it sauté for a minute until the cumin seeds splutter.
  • Add the chopped zucchini and salt and sauté well for about 2 to 3 minutes until the zucchini softens slightly. Stir intermittently. Furthermore, after the softening of the Zucchini add in ground turmeric, ground ginger, and ground fennel, and ground cumin.
  • Next add in 1 and 1/4 cup water and mix well. Finally add in the paneer. Stir well so that the spices and paneer are well mixed.
  • Press cancel. Seal the pot and select manual/high pressure for 3 minutes. When cooking is complete, use quick pressure release to depressurize. Open the lid and add the slit Serrano peppers. This dish is supposed to be soupy. If you like it to be less soupy you can select sauté and reduce the soup. Finally, transfer in a serving bowl. Moreover, serve over steamed rice.
Keyword Easy Instant Pot Paneer, Instant Pot Kashmiri Paneer, Instant Pot Paneer Zucchini, Instant Pot Zucchini, Kashmiri Aal, Paneer Zucchini, Zucchini Curry Instant Pot
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