Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paneer Masala Curry

#PaneerButterMasala, a special side dish for roti or poori, is served in all dinners and in marriage feasts here at Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, India. The taste is very good but I got bored. So I tried the side dish in my own way. Let me present how I prepared paneer masala curry.

Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients :
150 gm                              Paneer, cube into equal size
1                                       Onion, nicely chop
2 or 3                                Tomato, chop finely
1/4 cup                              Coriander finely chopped
8                                        Curry leaves [ optional ]
To grind :
3 Tsp                                 Coconut Scrap
1/2 Tsp                              Khus khus
3                                        Cashew nuts
1 Tsp                                 Cumin
2 cloves                             Garlic [ optional ]
To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                             Cumin
3 Tsp                                Oil
Powders Used :
1/2 Tsp                            Cumin powder
1 Tsp                               Chilly powder
1 pinch                             Turmeric powder

Method :
Grind the given ingredients into a nice paste.
Transfer into a bowl. Wash what ever stick to the blender jar with enough water and add into the bowl.. Keep aside.
Keep a kadai with oil on a burner of the stove with oil.
Crackle cumin and then add red chilly powder and immediately add coriander leaves and curry leaves.
Saute for half a minute and then add onion.
Saute until it turns slightly golden color.
Now add tomato and saute until oil comes out.

At this stage add turmeric and cumin powder. Saute for few seconds.
Then add paneer pieces, salt and a cup of water.
Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Paneer Butter Masala

Then add the prepared coconut masala mix.

Paneer Butter Masala

Allow to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until all blend together and come to gravy consistency.
Turn off the stove.
Garnish with coriander leaves and transfer into a serving bowl.

Paneer Butter Masala

This side dish goes well with poori or chappathi.
Especially it is very very good with poori.

Poori with Paneer Butter Masala

To make paneer at home

Indian cheese [ Paneer ]
Indian cheese
[ Paneer ]
cauliflower tomato kurma
cauliflower tomato kurma
potato kurma
potato[urulaikizhangu]  kurma
bhindi masala curry
bhindi masala
karamani [ cowpea ] curry
karamani [ cowpea ] curry

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