Poutine is a famous dish in Canada and America. This recipe is the modified version and has the Indian touch. Instead of brown gravy I have used gravy of Paneer Butter Masala and replaced the cheese with grated paneer, and its simply delicious.
Course: Snacks or Starters
Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins
- French Fries – 2 cups (you can use the ready-made one)
- Onion – 1 small (cut into cubes)
- Tomato – 1 medium (cut into cubes)
- Ginger – 1/2 inch (chopped)
- Garlic – 1 clove (chopped)
- Green Chilli – 1 small (chopped)
- Kasuri Methi – 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
- Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
- Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp
- Paneer – 1/8 cup or required (grated)
- Cream – 1 tbsp
- Butter – 1/2 tbsp (unsalted or salted)
- Oil – 1 tbsp + for deep frying the fries
- Water – 1/4 cup or as required
- Salt to taste.
PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.
How to make Desi Poutine:
- Heat oil in a deep pan or a kadai. Deep fry the french fries as per the instructions on the pack. Keep aside
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai. Add onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Saute till onions are translucent
- Add tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are soft
- Turn off the flame and let it cool. Grind it to make a fine puree. Keep it aside
- Heat butter in a pan or a kadai. Add puree and water. Mix. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame
- Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi. Cover and cook for 5 mins
- Add cream (you can add more water at this step if gravy looks very thick). Cook for a minute or two without cover. Turn off the flame. Your gravy is ready
- Take a serving plate. Place the french fries. Pour the butter masala gravy. Top it with grated paneer. Serve immediately and enjoy!!!