Sunday, August 16, 2009

Paneer Masala


Paneer 250 grams
Water 2 cups
Tomatoes 3
Green cardamom powder 1/4 tsp.
Cloves 8
Black pepper powder 1 tsp.
Vegetable oil 3 tbsp.
Paste of ginger-garlic
& green chilli 1 tsp.
1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp.
Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
Coriander leaves for decoration
Salt to taste


1. Grate the paneer.
2. Boil tomatoes and then peel off the skin. Mash them to make a pulpy sauce.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
4. Fry cloves, cumin seeds, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste.
5. Add cardamom powder, black pepper powder, chilli powder, salt, turmeric. Stir well.
6. Add pulpy tomato sauce. Fry for 4-5 minutes more.
7. Add water and boil. Let it cook on medium heat till the gravy becomes thick.
8. Finally add the grated paneer. Do not cook for more than a minute after putting paneer. Remove from heat.

Paneer masala is ready to be served. Decorate with chopped green coriander leaves.

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