Steamed Paneer is a Bengali vegetarian side dish. I have added pumpkin leaves, as pumpkin leaves are good for our health and when it grows in my balcony, then definitely it is good to use it in the dish. I have used homemade Aam Kasundi, but you can use mustard and any pickle masala oil incase Kasundi is not available.This dish is normally eaten during lunch. Serve this dish with hot steamed rice.
For the Wet Paste
3/4 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
2 tbsp Aam Kasundi or use 1 tbsp Mustard seeds and 1 tbsp any pickle masala oil
2 Green Chillies
2 to 3 Garlic cloves
3 tbsp Hung Curd
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Grind all the above ingredients into a fine paste.
To make the Steamed Paneer
250 grams Paneer cut into small pieces
10 Pumpkin leaves chopped
4 to 5 Green Chillies slit into half and then cut into pieces
2 tbsp Mustard Oil
A big piece of Banana Leaf - optional
Take a bowl, add all the ingredients in the bowl, mix all the ingredients together and keep it aside for an hour. Take a container with a lid. Lay the banana leaves at the base of the container, it’s optional. Add the marinated paneer into the container. Close the lid. Take a steamer, add water into the steamer. Keep the container into the steamer. Steam the paneer for 20 minutes. Once done, enjoy this dish with hot steamed rice.